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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:57 am 
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YouTube - Survival Videos by the Dozen

When you set out to learn all you can about survival, books, magazines and articles will help you only so much. Books cannot demonstrate how exactly you are to d something, for example build a shelter, create an improvised pair of snowshoes, and myriad other skills you need to learn. A video, therefore, is the ideal tool to use here. Videos can take you through a step by step demonstration of a concept or a technique, the way a real person does. It is highly recommended that you use videos to increase your survival knowledge, and what better place to find videos than YouTube? A simple search string "Survival skills" typed into the site's search feature will return enough relevant results that you can spend days watching them. Most videos are very useful and generally, very good audio-visual quality is observed. You can find videos on almost every aspect of survival there is, including extreme heat or cold survival, military survival, survival at sea, battling natural disasters, and also on preparing beforehand for possible survival situations.

An example of survival videos is the highly useful series on winter survival tips on monkeysee's channel. These are very brief, highly informative video clips that tell you how to deal with various problems brought by winters and how to deal with them. For instance, one of the videos explains in great detail how to build a simple leaf hut if trapped out in the cold, using only a framework of sticks and an insulating layer of grass or leaves, another video in the series show how to obtain and boil water. One talks about winter survival gear you should take along with you on a winter expedition, and yet another shows fire making skills for snowy areas. Apart from this series, there are myriad videos that show various types of winter shelters, improvised gear such as snow boots, and almost all winter survival tips that you could possibly need.

Further, there are a lot of videos about survival in deserts. The Ray Mears series "Extreme Survival" is uploaded here and you can find in these episodes several that are based on desert survival stories and skills. Some feature real survivor stories that demonstrate the qualities that make a true survivor, like will power, determination and creativity. Cody Lundin's videos, too, are an interesting, fun way of learning about very primitive desert survival methods. Then there are videos about general methods of desert survival in which people talk about some key tips and techniques you need in order to make an escape from the desert. Once again, YouTube is a rich source of survival information in this aspect.

Also, there are countless videos about survival packs. Several show easily available items that can and should be carried as part of your survival gear on any expedition. Expert village is a channel that has a large collection of highly useful survival pack videos covering several aspects of survival packs: what they should contain, how they should be organized, and how to decide what you will need in a particular survival situation, like hiking expeditions gone wrong or emergency evacuation due to natural disasters or terrorist attacks.

In general, YouTube can be considered a rich source of knowledge for you if you find books and articles too boring, and videos such as those mentioned above can be retained far longer and far more easily than anything you read.

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