Over the course of the last two years, I’ve spent quite a bit of time consuming content on YouTube. Some of the content I’ve been watching has surprised me in that I’m actually interested in the subject matter when I didn’t think I would be. Here’s a list of some of the YouTubers I’ve been watching.
Post 10 is an individual based in Maine. He travels local areas as well as far distances in search of flooding caused by poor engineering, beavers, or unfortunate circumstances. He also mixes in videos of the “What if? variety. One of my favorites though is his exploration videos of places that are deep in the woods or sometimes right off the side of the road.
This is one of the channels where I didn’t think the subject matter would interest me, but here is why it does. When Post 10 unclogs a culvert or a blockage, seeing immediate results from the water rushing to equalize itself is pleasing. On top of that, when he’s unclogging a culvert in a somewhat powerful stream, the lack of him talking with the sound of rushing water is soothing. In fact, there’s one video in particular where the water running through the river is so loud, I sometimes watch that section of the video repeatedly with headphones on as it calms me down. He’s also a rail fan!
Here’s an example of what Post 10 does. On this day, he explores an abandoned railway that is being turned into a paved hiking trail. Some of the things he discovers is pretty cool.
Ace Videos, High Adventure Videos
Ace and High Adventure Videos are brothers that live in different parts of the country now but share a passion in fishing and trying new things. Their videos feature a lot of catch and cooks and I have to be honest, their content is inspiring me to get into fishing. Because of their videos, I’ve purchased more seasonings and have eaten more fish. While commercials can be boring, High Adventure Videos puts a lot of effort into making them entertaining and worth watching. Skipping over them is a crime!
Me Ancient is the father of Ace Videos and High Adventure Videos. After spending a few years being featured on both channels and acting as judge for catch and cooks, he started his own channel earlier this year. If you watch through Ace’s videos, he explains in one of them why they call their father Me Ancient. I think it’s a cool name
Me Ancient is a Veteran of the United States Marines and in his videos, he tries C-Rations and MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) that he has kept in storage over the years. It’s pretty funny to see what is still edible after 30-50 years. Hint, it’s always the Gum. When he goes into story mode, it’s always a good time.
This channel features Payton, a Wild Live conservationist who does a lot of catch and release videos. He also throws out his net to see what there is to catch in various waterways. What’s fascinating about this channel is how much fish there is to be had around the city of Houston, TX through the various Bayous, drainage areas, and creeks. I don’t think most of Houston realizes they’re not far away from monster sized Sturgeon.
Quady is a guy I’ve recently started following for his down-to-earth nature and his growing ability to take people into remote areas of the country while sleeping in the back of his truck. In his video series where he travels from California back to Nebraska, he goes through some of the most awesome terrain along an Interstate I’ve ever seen. Of course, I’ve never driven past Chicago when going out west. He recently hit the 20K subscriber mark! Congrats Quady and keep up the awesome videos.
I’ve been following this gentleman for a long time and I’m so stoked he finally hit the 100K subscribers mark. He takes you on rides via his freight train adventures. He’s got plenty of stories, including how he went from practically dying to going sober and staying sober. He also battled Covid and survived. He was also hit by a car about a year or two ago and he survived that! If you end up questioning what happened to his hand, it was crushed by a rail car in an accident. For Shoestring, riding the rails is what makes him feel the most alive.
Report Of the Week aka ReviewBrah
It took awhile to get used to ReviewBrah but once I did, his videos have brought me joy. He reviews fast food items ranging from the latest in chicken sandwiches, to the craziest pizzas. He does these reviews in a classy suit with a matching tie without getting any of the food on them. The comment sections of his videos are some of the most positive you’ll see across YouTube. His sense of humor is on point and his way with words is unmatched. If you’re thinking about picking up the latest fast food creations, don’t do it until you’ve watched his review.