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nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I've decided to drop all of my patreon subscriptions. I was down to two as I had already discontinued several in the last couple of months. The two that I had left are hard core preppers, which on the one hand I have no problem with but on the other hand I'm prepped to the max and don't want to keep hearing prep up, prep up. We are in our BOL in the woods, we do not belong to a crew, although I've reached out to no avail. So its just the two of us and that is how it will be. I do have a distant cousin that lives across the highway that we check on each other every few days, we give them eggs and cheese and would share a few other things if it became necessary. I'm always encouraging them to keep a full pantry, reminding them of how there were shortages last year and with covid how shopping was not what it use to be.

So I'll save a few bucks each month by not subscribing to any patreon creators.

God is good all the time

Judy
 

Faroe

Un-spun
Haven't yet supported anyone through Patreon. I figure that is what the endless YT ads are for. Some of those "content creators" make VERY good money.

Doubt I've missed out on any crucial info.
 

Donna_in_OK

Contributing Member
This is just a 'me' type of response, so your mileage may vary. PLEASE research those that you consider to watch on youtube WELL before you go the patreon route. Over the past couple of months, there has been one that has been exposed for stealing donations that were supposed to go elsewhere. One that possibly is the daddy of a 2 y/o from a step daugher (he claims she used a used condom to do the deed), and one that has a BIL THAT LIVES WITH HER that is a convicted child molester (and a LONG rap sheet of other exposure crimes that do NOT relate to the molestation). Looking at the 'class' of some of these people should be a signal enough if they are into 'prepping videos' as a source of income (probably because nobody else would hire them because of the background checks). Be careful out there, and don't fall for it. Personally, the videos I make with the knowledge I share (not prepping related), I do for the love of the crafts that I do and to help spread knowledge. I don't make a buck off of my videos, and intend to keep it that way. Some of these 'channels' have 10s of thousands of subscribers. So please do your research.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
This is just a 'me' type of response, so your mileage may vary. PLEASE research those that you consider to watch on youtube WELL before you go the patreon route. Over the past couple of months, there has been one that has been exposed for stealing donations that were supposed to go elsewhere. One that possibly is the daddy of a 2 y/o from a step daugher (he claims she used a used condom to do the deed), and one that has a BIL THAT LIVES WITH HER that is a convicted child molester (and a LONG rap sheet of other exposure crimes that do NOT relate to the molestation). Looking at the 'class' of some of these people should be a signal enough if they are into 'prepping videos' as a source of income (probably because nobody else would hire them because of the background checks). Be careful out there, and don't fall for it. Personally, the videos I make with the knowledge I share (not prepping related), I do for the love of the crafts that I do and to help spread knowledge. I don't make a buck off of my videos, and intend to keep it that way. Some of these 'channels' have 10s of thousands of subscribers. So please do your research.
Anything I've subscribed to on Patreon I had watched their utube videos for a good while. Only one or two did I pay $3 a month, most were $1. All prepping or gardening related. I'm just tired of listening to them. I'm careful where I spend my money and I'm not clueless, I've learned a lot in 74 years.

Judy
 

Meemur

Voice on the Prairie
Donna -- I mainly use youtube for how-to videos, mostly home repairs on an "as needed" basis. Too many ads! But I'm not giving them any of my money for ad-free content.

I'm going to be cutting down drastically on my overall internet usage soon with the beginning of spring. The more time I spend outside in the sun, the better I feel.
 

Donna_in_OK

Contributing Member
Meemur - I hear you on the outside. We are still in the process of cleaning up from the massive ice storm that was in October. It was to cold/snowy to do much over the winter, so we waited until it started to get warmer. Did some, then had that REALLY nasty cold, so had to stop again. We've been dragging limbs/trees out of the woods for what seems like forever. I would say that about 95% of my trees had damage. I hope what is left survives and that they weren't hurt enough that they cannot recover. Plus gardening is about to start hard and heavy. Edited to add: The older we get the slower it is to clean up after a storm, and well... we'll be doing this at least all summer and into the fall.
 

Meemur

Voice on the Prairie
Edited to add: The older we get the slower it is to clean up after a storm, and well... we'll be doing this at least all summer and into the fall.
Put a note out about "free firewood, must haul" if you have those sorts of folks in your area.
 

Donna_in_OK

Contributing Member
Put a note out about "free firewood, must haul" if you have those sorts of folks in your area.
After that ice storm, I doubt many 'need' firewood. Besides, I don't want people to be out in my woods, cause they would probably cut down good oak trees.
 
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