YouTube Influencers and Their Channels

Check out my favorite YouTube influencers and their channels.

I subscribe to these channels and feel like I know each of them to the degree one can from watching an accumulation of glimpses into their daily lives. These peeps are important to me because they’ve taught me so much about the topics I am most interested in.

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TBH, you could even say they’ve each had a hand in making this website possible.

Their insights, tutorials, and ceaseless number of videos can change your world, just as they have mine.

I’m forever indebted to each person or their channel listed, by category, below.

Off-Grid Living

This section of YouTube influencers focuses on channels involving different aspects of off-grid living.

Here you can learn a lifetime’s worth of information on bushcraft, camping, gardening, homesteading, and off-grid living itself.

To bring it all home to my area of focus, I’ve also included a section about the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and since Hannah Lee Duggan is only a few hours to the west when she’s home, I went ahead and put her in that category, too. No, the woman is not a Yooper, but after a couple of years of watching her van life, small cabin life, world travels, and now, her life in her beautiful home not so far away from Marquette, well, I think it fits well in the category.

Donald J Claxton | The Timberlander: Off-grid living emblem

Donald J Claxton | The Timberlander: Off-grid living emblem



  • Wildbeare If you ever watched Season 2 of ‘FLEABAG,” here’s the answer to, “Where’s Claire?”



Off-grid Living

Upper Peninsula of Michigan or Just ‘North’


Basswood Carving

Donald J Claxton | The Timberlander: Woodworking emblem

Donald J Claxton | The Timberlander: Woodworking emblem

Cabin Building


  • Izzy Swan (The Man when it comes to making your own Alaskan Sawmill and Lifts)
  • Rex Krueger (I’ve built and made several of his tools–He sells the plans, too.)

Logging | Log Hewing

Timber Framing

Important Stuff

The YouTube influencers within this section are into my other interests and I have found to be the best of the best of what they do in AI generation and application, search engine optimization, copywriting, Etsy stores, Newsy stuff, voice coaching, the weather, and YouTube stuff.

These are my go-to channels when it comes to the revolution that’s now taking place in the virtual world via the enhancement of AI generation of content.

I was a pioneer of the early days of the internet as of early 1994. I even tried to follow the Jun2 1994 O.J. Simpson Bronco chase throughout Los Angeles via a laptop, a 14.4 PCMCIA card, and dial-up CompuServe.

With the way AI via ChatGPT etc the first half of 2023, it feels like 1994 all over again, but at a much faster adoption rate.

In March of 2023, I was watching YouTube videos on ChatGPT and Mid-Journey that were a month or two old and learning a lot.

As of May 2023, I won’t watch such a video that’s older than FIVE DAYS, because, in that time, anything published before is all but obsolete.

AI & SEO Stuff

Copywriting Stuff

Etsy Stuff

Funny Newsy Stuff

Voice Coaching Stuff


YouTube Video Stuff

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As a small business owner, is trying to keep up with the changes in AI make you feel like you're trying to drink water out of a firehose?

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