Our YouTube channel, As We Wonder, has been live now for a couple months. It was always the plan to go live early on, long before the planned video themes began, to work out the kinks, to learn more about YouTube, and to learn more about video-making and video-editing.
What are the planned YouTube themes?
As we go forth with this whole YouTube project, the videos will be categorized in four different ways:
- Van conversion and van camping
- Backpacking and Pacific Crest Trail challenge
- Pacific Crest Trail resupply towns descriptions
- Travel across America, “meeting America one handshake at a time.”
A brief description of each theme/playlist
Van conversion and van camping
I would venture a guess that by the beginning of October we will own a small, Ford Transit Connect van, or a larger Ford Econoline cargo van. The first is great on gas mileage but is very tiny; the second is much larger but horrible on gas mileage. Having said that, I will be making a series of videos detailing the steps we take in converting that cargo van into a camping van i.e. insulation, wiring, making a bad platform, etc. It should be entertaining because I have never taken on a challenge like that, and I know next to nothing about, well, most of it.
We have already begun this series of videos as Bev gets herself into trail shape prior to hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, starting in March 2023. Once she is on the trail in March, she will film her adventures daily, then download her film, send it to me, and I will edit them into videos for all of you to watch.
While Bev is hiking the PCT, me and the dogs will be following along, in the van I spoke about earlier, and we will be meeting her in resupply towns, where I will give her a new batch of food and any other supplies she might need. There is actually a huge lack of videos about these towns, so I think a video series talking about each of the towns, great information for future PCT hikers, will be popular.
Travel across America on YouTube
And, when the PCT is all over, we will begin our tour of the United States, and we will call that “Meeting America One Handshake At A Time,” and I will make videos all during that year on the road. I will probably start that series later this year, however, as I will be taking the van out to get it road-ready in the winter of 2022 for a weekend at a time.
I wonder if I have the energy necessary to pull it off
How’s that for ambitious for you?
Is it a load for me, creating that many videos, plus separate videos for our Patreon supporters? Sure, it is, but no more ambitious than when I was writing and publishing an article per day on HubPages, and no more ambitious than when I wrote a novel every six months WHILE writing over 2,000 articles.
What can I tell you? I love to create.
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