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SUPPORT A PASSION FOR NATURE AND FOR NATURE-BASED EDUCATION

I photograph all kinds of things that turn me on about nature. Edible and medicinal wild plants. Primitive skills. Cool rocks. Outdoor survival. Swimming holes. All of this is turned into content that I share with others to help raise their awareness of the intricate webs of life that surround us, and to help others develop a deep sense of gratitude for this wonderful world where we live.

I ask for your support so that I can meet several specific short-term goals:
* Upgrade from my cheap cell phone to a decent, REAL camera. My LG Aristo is pretty good at taking pictures, but if I really want to do this right, I want something with a non-digital zoom, maybe a macro option, and definitely a whole menu of settings. You know, like regular cameras have.
* Keep my Jeep running and in good condition, so that I can continue developing content. I have several repair$ that I need to make right now, and a few more coming.
* Upgrade my old computer to one that can better process videos (make even better content). I'm currently using an old laptop base, which is connected to an ancient monitor that serves as the screen, and that has very little capacity for me to work work with video content.

My long term goals are:
* Write a book. Or several. I want to publish a book about edible & medicinal plants, based on my Nature Notes that I publish here. I have some other book ideas, as well, and I hope that I can eventually raise enough support to allow me to free up a bit more time to work on writing instead of working full-time in a call center. (Maybe pare back my hours a bit?)
* Generate enough funding to allow me to finally separate from the pattern of 9-5 work. (A very long-term goal!) Whether Patreon itself provides the liberty to create content full-time, or whether it simply allows me the freedom to set up other money-making ventures that in turn make this possible, my ultimate dream is to spend my days showing people how magnificent this world truly is.

At this point I'm not trying to quit my day job. My job pays our mortgage and a couple of other bills, while my wife's job in a deli pays everything else. We're working to pay off some debts, and we can do it, but it doesn't leave any extra for me to really focus on my content in the way I want to. By investing in better equipment (camera, computer), the job of capturing, saving, editing, and publishing content will go faster and I'll create better products, with no need to cut back on my regular employment.

Patron Rewards


I admit it: the reward levels I offer are not designed to be a dollar-value exchange. Rather, I have attempted to offer some real value that would be appreciated by my patrons, proportional to the subscription level. After all, I'm trying to raise money, not give it away, and I'm hoping that you'll be willing to pay a bit more than the reward might worth simply to be a supporter of my content - and that is its own reward. So consider my rewards to be varying degrees of expressed gratitude for your generosity

About My Page Name


Rewilding can mean several things. I first came to know the term rewilding in the context of eco-anarchism, where the term was used to describe a process of becoming more adapted to live from and with nature alone. It was paired with the typical anarchist philosophies of social deconstruction and decolonization. The adherents with whom I was familiar lived by hunting, foraging, and reclaiming food, clothing, and other necessities of life from dumpsters, or making it themselves. They also insisted that to be a Rewilder one must be an animist in their religious views.

A few years ago the term rewilding was co-opted into some natural health circles. Advocates of using natural movements for exercise will use the term, and, unsurprisingly, advocates of a diet that comes from nature as much as possible (hunting & foraging, or food raised using regenerative agricultural techniques) are also using the term.

Personally, I view rewilding as an exploration of how humans used to live, and incorporating that knowledge into my life as much as I deem reasonable. I make no attempt to return to some bygone era, nor to rediscover some prior evolutionary state. Rather, it simply seems wise to me that we should explore the nature of our creation, and how we were designed to fit in as a piece of a whole, and to use that knowledge to reexamine our modern paradigms. I gather and process herbs to make almost all of the medicine that my family uses. I practice primitive skills. I get my exercise in nature. I bathe in streams as much as I can, using wild plants as my soap. I practice measured, intentional sun exposure to my skin and eyes. I go barefoot, and I purposely seek out uneven surfaces to walk on, even in town. Every one of these activities helps to promote a healthy lifestyle, because they take me closer to how we were created to live.

And the best part? It's FUN!

Thank you for your support!

Romans 12:2
Goals
2 of 100 patrons
If you all will help me reach 100 subscribers, I'll... Well, I'm not sure what I'll do. Any suggestions?
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SUPPORT A PASSION FOR NATURE AND FOR NATURE-BASED EDUCATION

I photograph all kinds of things that turn me on about nature. Edible and medicinal wild plants. Primitive skills. Cool rocks. Outdoor survival. Swimming holes. All of this is turned into content that I share with others to help raise their awareness of the intricate webs of life that surround us, and to help others develop a deep sense of gratitude for this wonderful world where we live.

I ask for your support so that I can meet several specific short-term goals:
* Upgrade from my cheap cell phone to a decent, REAL camera. My LG Aristo is pretty good at taking pictures, but if I really want to do this right, I want something with a non-digital zoom, maybe a macro option, and definitely a whole menu of settings. You know, like regular cameras have.
* Keep my Jeep running and in good condition, so that I can continue developing content. I have several repair$ that I need to make right now, and a few more coming.
* Upgrade my old computer to one that can better process videos (make even better content). I'm currently using an old laptop base, which is connected to an ancient monitor that serves as the screen, and that has very little capacity for me to work work with video content.

My long term goals are:
* Write a book. Or several. I want to publish a book about edible & medicinal plants, based on my Nature Notes that I publish here. I have some other book ideas, as well, and I hope that I can eventually raise enough support to allow me to free up a bit more time to work on writing instead of working full-time in a call center. (Maybe pare back my hours a bit?)
* Generate enough funding to allow me to finally separate from the pattern of 9-5 work. (A very long-term goal!) Whether Patreon itself provides the liberty to create content full-time, or whether it simply allows me the freedom to set up other money-making ventures that in turn make this possible, my ultimate dream is to spend my days showing people how magnificent this world truly is.

At this point I'm not trying to quit my day job. My job pays our mortgage and a couple of other bills, while my wife's job in a deli pays everything else. We're working to pay off some debts, and we can do it, but it doesn't leave any extra for me to really focus on my content in the way I want to. By investing in better equipment (camera, computer), the job of capturing, saving, editing, and publishing content will go faster and I'll create better products, with no need to cut back on my regular employment.

Patron Rewards


I admit it: the reward levels I offer are not designed to be a dollar-value exchange. Rather, I have attempted to offer some real value that would be appreciated by my patrons, proportional to the subscription level. After all, I'm trying to raise money, not give it away, and I'm hoping that you'll be willing to pay a bit more than the reward might worth simply to be a supporter of my content - and that is its own reward. So consider my rewards to be varying degrees of expressed gratitude for your generosity

About My Page Name


Rewilding can mean several things. I first came to know the term rewilding in the context of eco-anarchism, where the term was used to describe a process of becoming more adapted to live from and with nature alone. It was paired with the typical anarchist philosophies of social deconstruction and decolonization. The adherents with whom I was familiar lived by hunting, foraging, and reclaiming food, clothing, and other necessities of life from dumpsters, or making it themselves. They also insisted that to be a Rewilder one must be an animist in their religious views.

A few years ago the term rewilding was co-opted into some natural health circles. Advocates of using natural movements for exercise will use the term, and, unsurprisingly, advocates of a diet that comes from nature as much as possible (hunting & foraging, or food raised using regenerative agricultural techniques) are also using the term.

Personally, I view rewilding as an exploration of how humans used to live, and incorporating that knowledge into my life as much as I deem reasonable. I make no attempt to return to some bygone era, nor to rediscover some prior evolutionary state. Rather, it simply seems wise to me that we should explore the nature of our creation, and how we were designed to fit in as a piece of a whole, and to use that knowledge to reexamine our modern paradigms. I gather and process herbs to make almost all of the medicine that my family uses. I practice primitive skills. I get my exercise in nature. I bathe in streams as much as I can, using wild plants as my soap. I practice measured, intentional sun exposure to my skin and eyes. I go barefoot, and I purposely seek out uneven surfaces to walk on, even in town. Every one of these activities helps to promote a healthy lifestyle, because they take me closer to how we were created to live.

And the best part? It's FUN!

Thank you for your support!

Romans 12:2

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