Stu Horton wrote:Jeff,
I'd love to get a link to your you tube channel. Sounds interesting. A search with community endurance had a lot of results.
I started the website and the channel nearly a year ago- then came down with Crohn's disease! Just now recovered from it and got my mind and body to the point that I am functional again. (You would be shocked how many people have Crohn's!)
My point is that I only made one video and one shortwave radio review for the website before things fell apart.
The video was of how to clean out and reuse a basement cistern! Second phase is to solar power a small water pump that will allow us to at least bathe and flush. Third phase is to bypass city sewers and use the septic tank as an emergency device only. (In a crisis, people care more about taking a bath and flushing- I have no worries about legal hassles. I am sure to get a permit from the city in a true crisis.) Was a great project! However, it was a summer project. The AC was running in the basement nearly the whole time. What sounded whisper quiet to me sounded like a hurricane on the video! I was so ticked...
Going to do a redo on that video, because it's worth it to the community. MANY in the Midwest and East have cisterns that can be recovered. A source of even unsterile water that is clean enough to bathe in makes a huge difference in enduring a crisis. Disease and "personal critters" run rampant when one cannot bathe regularly.
So don't expect anything too spectacular once you get to the channel and website!
Here is the website: http://endcomm.com
It does at least have a landing page. (If anybody knows of some easy to use software to build webpages, PLEASE HELP!)
Here is my YouTube channel too: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjJHtq3hxPNXCqy6MhNTrCw?view_as=public
It's going to get busy as I add videos to it. My latest video I am shooting now is how to get "dead" AGM batteries for free and then fix them near new. (Most have one simple thing wrong with them that anybody could safely fix.) These batteries are then going into my water system to power it 24/7. Even if they are truly dead, they are valuable recyclables at around $2 to $25 depending on size. Not exactly residual income, but income nonetheless! I show how to do it, test them and how to make contacts in your community to find them for free! Most businesses consider them to be a nuisance, and will seek you out once you get a reputation.
Anyway, thanks for your interest and if you want to explore how to start your own endurance community channel, please don't hesitate to speak up! (That goes for anybody.) I will be happy to cross promote, just Like Paul Wheaton here at Permies.com! (I listened to one of his podcasts on cross promotions, really good info.)
PS- If anybody wants info on creating YouTube video, equipment, etc, as a residual income stream, please feel free to respond! I was making videos back in the days of tape and shuttle systems and can steer you right to do this both good and inexpensive. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org