Sometimes, I have to go to Youtube for research purposes. I’ve been following deermeatfordinner for a while now. None of these guys appear to be in a survival situation, but I often dream about survival scenarios. It’s a bad habit to get into, but it helps me to sell books… so I dream how much easier life would be if I didn’t have to worry about freezing to death. Living in Michigan, I often find myself dreaming about living someplace warmer.
Saying that, I first found this youtube channel when trying to learn about crabbing when I was writing Rebel Radio. I mean, what does a guy who’d barely been near a body of salt water know about crabbing? It was time to research! I won’t bore you to death on my research methods, but this particular video reminded me of something I read in the Going Home series, by A. American.
There is a lot that this Youtube star does that has given me ideas. Sometime this fall, maybe even in the winter, I’m going to be writing a survival story that involves a hurricane, martial law, civil unrest and a long, difficult path to survival. Not that I have ever personally done what I’m about to write about… but I’ve seen it done. It’s almost like staying at a Holiday Inn, right?