Video: How to Use a Machete

Video  •  World Hum  •  01.22.09 | 9:18 AM ET

Far flung travel sometimes requires a little bushwhacking. Rowan Doff explains.


Filmmaker Allison Otto is a video journalist for the Travel Channel. Her favorite travel companion is her dog, Cosette.



2 Comments for Video: How to Use a Machete

Cindy Sandor 02.03.09 | 7:05 PM ET

What an interesting video!  A friend of mine gave me two Machetes and from watching your video, I’ve learned how to sharpen them, cut wood, fruit and use it as a back scratcher.  I’ll sleep with it the next time I’m in the jungle.  Thanks for sharing!

Andrew Otto 02.06.09 | 8:23 PM ET

There’s some nice perspectives in this video. The shot of him sharpening is an interesting angle. Also like some of the other angles from the ground and the way you get close to his hands. This piece is why I like small cameras and internet video so much. It produces stories that are different from traditional video. Also, the small cameras travel well. If you have the camera with you then you’re within seconds of beginning a new story about your travels.

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