To those of you who have read my posts, it is no secret that I am a" Huge Fan" of youtube!! I am naturally an early riser, often waking up around 3:30 am. After starting my coffee pot, I head straight for my computer and read the News first to see what has happened overnight, so as to determine if world events will affect me and my situation. I then watch an average of 1-1 1/2 hours without fail,more on weekends, of instructional youtube videos, everything from Solar Power,Rocket Stoves, Canning, Gardening,Hydrogen production, Natural Building Tech. ect. ect...... Doing the math on this it works out to be almost 550 hours a year of Instructional Education! Some of the Video's I watch are made by "Regular People", others by leaders in their respective fields, so some are more valuable learning tools than others, But I usually learn something from all of them, if nothing else I see that everyday people like me can build extraordinary projects from little or no real cost to speak of using off the shelf Tech. or scrapped junk. I tend to lean more towards an hour and a half, but even if one were to wake up an hour earlier every day, that's still a lot of knowledge acquired over the course of a year. I never went to College because I didn't want to take a lot of courses that had absolutely nothing to do with my subject of choice, however through youtube"ing I feel that I can acquire the specific knowledge I seek for free, and concentrate my efforts on whatever specifically interests me, on a very relaxed schedule. I also found that there are many College Level Videos one can access as well, and did I mention IT"S FREE! Just Say"in!