"Thanks for the comments regardless. We're really not as moronic as the video implies although it's hard to argue that at this point...haha."
OK, now that you've had a new one ripped for you, consider this: You screwed up alright, figured out a lot of the mistakes you made on your own, had a few others pointed out to you, or reinforced, here, and fortunately nobody got hurt, except for the trees. Believe it or not, you are not the first ones to screw up big time, although you are luckier than some who are now enshrined in The Darwin Hall of Fame, nor were your mistakes the biggest ones ever committed. I'd say call it a teaching moment and venture henceforth into the wilderness a wiser man, as have others before you. Lastly, like Dave C, I commend you on your braveness in submitting this for critiqueing, and for enduring the inevitable firestorm of criticism you knew would follow. You just might have saved someone here from doing something similar in the future. I hope you stick around. Folks are generally a bit more pleasant to deal with here.