If you've spent any amount of time on YouTube watching survivalist videos, you'll know that there's a wealth of useful information to be had, and hundreds of different channels to follow. You can learn anything from fire-starting techniques to creative uses for paracord. However, there's one major catch: a lot of the bushcraft videos out there can be as slow-paced and boring as watching paint dry.

That's why when we found the AlfieAesthetics YouTube channel, we knew we had to share it. Alfie, the host, is a survivalist from the United Kingdom. His articulate speech, considerable knowledge, and dry humor will make you want to keep watching—rather than nodding off to sleep.

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Alfie showing off and demonstrating some items from his fire-starting kit.

Here's a 15-minute video about Alfie's bug-out bag setup, which will give you a feel for his humor and style. (Warning: most of his videos contain some not-safe-for-work language.)

Want more? We can't blame you. This 51-minute video is jam-packed with info on fungi and wild edibles. Check it out:


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One small downside for non-U.K.-based survivalists is the use of British units and terminology, such as pounds instead of dollars, and some metric measurements. Fortunately, it's not hard to use Google to convert a few units if you're unclear.

If you enjoy Alfie's fun and informative bushcraft videos, check out the AlfieAesthetics YouTube channel for lots more. Knowledge weighs nothing, and it's a huge aid in a survival situation, so soak up as much as you can.


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