World Info CD wanted to send me their Disaster Survival & Preparadness DVD to check out. Seeing as they pay me money and I was sort of curious I said or course. I got an envelope in the mail surprisingly fast.
When I opened the envelope and case I was initially impressed that it the DVD has a very nice professional label. This is a real nice product and is characteristic of the attention to detail put into their work.
I put the DVD in and the menu immediately popped up. I started clicking through it and I was quite impressed. First of all it is very intuitive and easy to navigate. The main menu has a list of subjects ranging from general survival to food storage to terrorism. Each of those links takes you to a huge list of resources. There is all sorts of neat stuff under each subject. A truly massive amount of information including pictures and videos. Best of all a lot of this stuff was brand new to me! Survival and preparedness are obviously a topic that interests me and I am a pretty prolific reader so this pleasantly surprised me. I don't know where they got it all it but they did.
There are real short basic articles that would give you a basic introduction to a topic as well as very in detail books and manuals. The volume and variety of information ensures that anybody will see some things that are new to them. Some stuff is public domain type and there is stuff those folks did themselves. Some of it is very strait forward and factual and other stuff has some opinions to it. I really appreciated that they were quite clear about which was which.
I would like to go more into detail about what I learned from the DVD but to be honest I am overwhelmed with the sheer amount of data on so many subjects. Saw a couple things I will definitely go back and read later.
The last thing I looked at was the cost. I was pleasantly surprised that the DVD costs just a nickel under 9 bucks delivered to your front door. Can you find some of the information contained on this DVD around the net for free, yes. However I don't have a clue where you would find a good chunk of it. Also like a lot of things there is a question of convenience vs expense. I don't know about you but I do not have a huge amount of free time and thus I consider my time worth something. If you consider your time worth say .25 cents (let alone more!) an hour I don't think you could find much of this stuff online before it would make more sense to buy the DVD.
Now comes the give away part. Our friends at World Info CD are going to give a reader the DVD I just reviewed. Just leave a comment saying you would like to win this cool product. In two days I will pick a winner randomly and they will just need to send me an email with the address to ship it to.