You tuber Stephanie Margeth

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by Shotgun, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Shotgun

    Shotgun

    Feb 3, 2006
    Anyone watching her? I’m home sick for the day and rocking the couch so I’m flipping through “safe content.” (AKA stuff my wife doesn’t want to see and is therefore safe to watch without her. :))

    She’s a German bushcrafter. Nothing really advanced going on. It’s hanging in the woods with someone funny. I’m not much into watching a lot of the woods people out there because I’m not really interested in being taught something. I find they’re also pretty boring in general. This ones different because...she’s a riot. It’s like the difference in reading George Sears and reading Mors Kochanski. One’s nicer/funner to read and one’s more into the nitty gritty.
    I like her back drop setup in this video. I may steal this idea.

     
  2. baldtaco-II

    baldtaco-II

    Feb 28, 2006
    I haven't seen any of her stuff for a long while now, but I remember feeling better about it that I thought I would.

    Originally I expected it to be just another clueless mong to have a laugh at. They have their uses, bit like this neo-bushcrafter on about knives I came across the other day and , But the fun with that stuff is always short-lived, and then your left feeling a little bit dirty and want to turn it off quick, bit a like a porn tape that's still playing after the juices have run clear.

    Then I wondered at her agenda. 'cos I do have pet peeves with that. There has been a long history of people infiltrating this hobby/sport/lifestyle just to wrangle money from it. We've all seen it here. When this forum was at its best members used to share content for the benefit of the hive. Yet we've all seen those that did that just to get their foot in the door, and the moment they could start tapping money from it that content soon dried up. You see them posting elsewhere but its all money driven. Basically, they functioned as parasites that wormed their way in amongst those with those that were sharing because a genuine affection for sharing with others in the group. I strongly expected she was doing something like that. Just another bit of highly polished clickbait to tap revenue from advertising.

    After watching through a few of her vids though my position softened a bit. I got the distinct impression of a person that had been damaged at some point and found catharsis in playing about in the woods and filming it. She clearly doesn't know a great deal about gear and skills but that didn't detract from her enjoyment. I recall her delight about getting out with her big brother and doing her first overnight stay and so on. I'm cool with that if she's keeping it real. Sure most of her content isn't designed to target people like me. I have zero interest in fast food or giant inflatable seating. If I want to see that that I just need to walking among that fat people on the beach. Yet she somehow did manage to keep me engaged for a longer than I thought she would. I think some mixture of inquiring mind, playfulness, decent production standards, and a charismatic sense of humour caused that. In an arena in which people are often too dumb to know they are dumb, or really uptight like an ex-smoker that just got out of an AA meeting I rather liked her candour.

    And who couldn't raise a smile at her “get to the chopper” voice,

    I doubt I'll go back. Yet in a grasping me me me neo-bushcraft marketplace I usually snub for having little practical use or entertainment value her content is a tad different, and I'm glad it exists.
     
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  3. neeman

    neeman

    Apr 5, 2007
    "neo-bushcraft marketplace"
    What a great sounding term
    Please could expand on this meaning?
     
  4. Wicked Sharp

    Wicked Sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    I just love the way she says, “balls”.:D
     

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