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Post by jacob » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:21 pm

For youtube (and similar) movies that are ERE relevant.

I suggest mainly focusing on clips that are 15+ minutes or longer.

I'll start with one suggested in another thread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8soBeofdzQ

And add a Dick Proenneke playlist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYJKd0rk ... D69FBA5913

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Post by Ego » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:07 am

Thirty Days to Survival: A short film from the 1970s following a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) group. Interesting on many levels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8zKt8btHYU

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Post by GandK » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:52 am

Harvard's Justice course (contains a lot about choices and taxation):

http://academicearth.org/courses/justic ... ing-to-do/

Other economics courses from Academic Earth:

http://academicearth.org/online-college ... economics/

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Post by theanimal » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:20 am

Quick sidepoint...@Ego- I actually went on a NOLS course in Alaska this past summer for 75 days. I'm in the process of writing a book about my experience. Best time of my life

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Post by theanimal » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:49 am

Dick Proenneke's Alone in the Wilderness. (The whole movie)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1K_3Ky0lqc

And Alaska, Silence and Solitude (Whole movie)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fMesrUSznA

Unfortunately there aren't any uploads of Alone in the Wilderness Part 2 and The Frozen North

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Post by jennypenny » Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:13 pm

http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/se ... lateditems

They get to the non-gardening stuff towards the end.

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Post by jacob » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:39 pm

Dave Canterbury (Season 1 & 2 of Dual Survival): Basic Camp Overnighter (primitive camping/bushcraft)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGdNSqa_clI (part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vInrIpb6G9Q (part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5WBfpzDe20 (part 3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvQSx9rw7t0 (part 4)

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Post by jennypenny » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:32 am

Here's an old film from during the war on growing a Victory Garden. It's interesting if you're into this sort of thing. Just ignore the part about spraying carcinogens on the plants to protect them from bugs and diseases. :D

https://archive.org/details/victory_garden

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Post by Felix » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:56 pm

Consuming Kids (Advertising to children):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjqifHuVA0U

Sut Jhally: The factory in the living room - How television exploits us:
http://vimeo.com/36491486

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Post by Felix » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:40 pm

Consumed (How and why of the development of consumer culture):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOKl04TW ... r_embedded

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Post by vivacious » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:41 pm

@Felix, looks pretty good.

One of the big reasons is simply CIA psychological research after WWII and aggressively pushing an ideology after Bretton Woods.

Watching it now. That's probably what this video gets into.

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Post by theanimal » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:52 pm

Just watched Consumed. Thanks for posting Felix.

Related reading: Jerry Mander's Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television. One of the best books I've ever read.

http://www.amazon.com/Arguments-Elimina ... 0688082742

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Post by Ego » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:11 pm

Pomegranates are really inexpensive at the Asian market right now so....

http://youtu.be/1iHbSzM63Hs

;)

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Post by theanimal » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:29 am

Ed Wardle, adventurer and filmmaker (summitted Everest twice), attempted to live off the land in the Yukon wilderness during the summer of 2009. He filmed the whole experience

Complete season 1...
http://youtu.be/FPbz5TDy6fs

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Post by vivacious » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:51 pm

jacob wrote:Dave Canterbury (Season 1 & 2 of Dual Survival) ...
I know this isn't your main point but here are a couple quick thoughts.

Dual Survival is pretty cool. I always wonder about the impact of the camera crew on those kinds of shows though. I mean when a few people are following you around with cameras and it states in the opening text that they won't let anything too bad happen, they probably don't feel like they're in too much danger. You somewhat wonder if they're ever going to bed hungry, or are being supplied toilet paper, and stuff like that.

It's definitely interesting. I'm not trying to be too negative. Just thinking about the mechanics of it. I definitely haven't done some of the stuff they've done (Tierra del Fuego and whatnot comes to mind). But I feel like there have been times when I had to rough it harder than they did at least on the show (no one bailing me out, freezing my ass off, hungry, etc).

Also, it must be pretty disappointing when the boats that "rescue" them discover a camera crew and a huge budget. I think that's kind of funny. But I guess they probably smooth it over because they're doing something educational etc.

Anyway good show for sure. This is more just meta analysis of "reality" type shows. I think about the same kinds of stuff when those "picking" shows are on for old antiques and pawning and bartering and stuff. Mostly real but an element of fiction etc.

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Post by GandK » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:11 pm

This site has thousands of documentaries:

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/

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Post by Felix » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:42 pm

Mondays can be the worst. :lol:

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Post by jacob » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:03 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e47NMAsv ... 2563119249

Journal of the Yurt Playlist (the playlist only gets to episode 39, but there are more episodes available)

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Post by Felix » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:56 am

Lots of reasons not to be a consumer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMYXKSy2fb8

Brilliant Australian TV show. Amazing that this stuff gets airtime.

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Post by theanimal » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:35 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DSQ0W2l ... LgnW-7v-cQ

This video discusses Brian, a polymath living in northwest Oregon. Brian has constructed 5 tiny homes on his completely off-grid property with all kinds of unique technologies that he created or adapted to his structures. He also owns and operates the organic farm on his property as well as a business building traditional kayaks.

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Brian is an "obsessive craftsman" who believes he can build most anything in his life. On his Oregon farm he has built, or renovated, 5 tiny structures. After being told by the county that he couldn't erect a yurt, he built a code-approved main house "to give us a place to legally stay".

Once the main house was built, he created several smaller structures (less than 200 square feet) on the property from 90% local materials.

The farm is completely off the grid and Schulz points out that this doesn't mean they rely on propane or lots of photovoltaics. Nearly all their tools for living have been adapted to fit the off-grid lifestyle. For his prototype solar-powered bathhouse Schulz used recycled solar hot water panels, salvaged hot water tanks (from the dump), a solar thermal window and a recycled soaking tub. Indoors, Schulz has adapted a chest freezer to create a low-consuming refrigerator (using a tenth of the electricity of a regular fridge) and a 1940s wood-fired cookstove to cook, heat and as a heat-exchanger, harvesting waste heat and thermo-syphoning water to heat up the home's hot water.

They do have a limited number of photovoltaic panels which produce about 1000 watts of electricity when the sun is shining (for the entire farm), as well as a micro hydro generator in the creek and solar thermal panels.

Schulz models much of what he builds on the Japanese aesthetic and tries to make everything in his life not just functional, but beautiful (e.g. his bathhouse was designed not just as a shower, but as a way to de-stress).

Schulz is an avid kayaker and for his day job, he builds skin-on-frame kayaks (as well as teach others to build their own).

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Post by stand@desk » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:48 pm

Felix wrote:Lots of reasons not to be a consumer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMYXKSy2fb8

Brilliant Australian TV show. Amazing that this stuff gets airtime.
Amazing Resource. Thanks for sharing!

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