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Megan and I love to hike, and we love to talk. For some reason, people love to listen, so we'll keep doing both. We're like that guy you see on the street corner, playing his saxophone for anyone who walks by, only with our voices instead of an old rusty horn. That guy on the street probably has his saxophone case open in front of him too, so that the really cool listeners can toss in a dollar or two. Maybe he'll buy a newer, better saxophone with that money, and then boy howdy look out! He'll sound so good... (Or, maybe he'll buy booze, but let's stick with the former analogy for now...)

Welcome to the open sax case on the ground in front of Stories From The Trail. With your help, we can make the show better. We can bring it to you more often. And, we can offer super secret rewards that only you will have access to.

For less than box of PopTarts, you can help support the show and participate in real time. Patrons who join at the $3 level not only keep the show going, but gain access to our exclusive Discord server, where you can:

  • Watch and listen as we record the show in real time
  • Interact live with our guests
  • Be there for the stupid stuff that never makes it on air
  • Brag to your friends!
Check out the links to your right and be one of the cool listeners!
Tiers
Hiker Trash
$1 or more per month
Hey, are you gonna eat the rest of those?


Your socks came from a hiker box and your pockets are full of mayonnaise packets. You spent last night under a tarp. We know long distance hikers are cheap, so $1 is a great way to support a month's worth of your favorite podcast. Think of it as trail magic that you get to give. 


For $1 per month you get:

 

  • Our eternal gratitude. Seriously, you're helping more than you know.
  • Access to "Patron-only" features. Secret blog posts, the guest list, exclusive videos and more.
  • Bonus episodes! That's right, for the less than the price of a Clif bar, you'll have access to every bonus episode we make. Brag to your friends about that!
Weekender
$3 or more per month
You do what you can, when you can.


$3 is the perfect way to say thank you, support the show, and be one of the cool kids. 


For $3 per month you get:

 

  • Our eternal gratitude. Seriously, you're helping more than you know.
  • Access to "Patron-only" features. Secret blog posts, the guest list, exclusive videos and more.
  • Bonus episodes! 
  • You get to be part of the show. Patrons who join at this level gain access to our Live Stream when we record the show. Interact with hosts and guests, Be Heard.
Includes Discord rewards
Section Hiker
$5 or more per month
You make it a point to get out there for as long as you can.


 

For $5 per month you get:

  • Our eternal gratitude. Seriously, you're helping more than you know.
  • Access to "Patron-only" features. Secret blog posts, the guest list, exclusive videos and more.
  • Bonus episodes! 
  • You get to be part of the show. Patrons who join at this level gain access to our Live Stream when we record the show. Interact with hosts and guests, Be Heard.
  • Merch. We're going to have schwag soon, SFTT stickers, bookmarks, wristbands and such. As we add new designs, we'll send you some!
Includes Discord rewards
Thru Hiker
$10 or more per month
You go farther than most.


 

For $10 per month you get:

  • Our eternal gratitude. Seriously, you're helping more than you know.
  • Access to "Patron-only" features. Secret blog posts, the guest list, exclusive videos and more.
  • Bonus episodes! 
  • You get to be part of the show. Patrons who join at this level gain access to our Live Stream when we record the show. Interact with hosts and guests, Be Heard.
  • Merch. We're going to have schwag soon, SFTT stickers, bookmarks, wristbands and such. As we add new designs, we'll send you some! Join at the $10 level and we'll send you better stuff. ;) 
Includes Discord rewards
Triple Crowner
$25 or more per month
You are insane. Go home. Oh wait, you probably don't have one.


$25 per month gets you: 


  • All of the stuff listed above and...
  • You're special and there aren't many of you, so I'll call you and we'll work something out.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
62% complete
This is our break-even point. Producing the show costs money, and we're doing it whether you help or not. But, your support makes it so much easier. This Goal will help offset boring stuff like bandwidth, file hosting, the mics, computers and mixers... Oh yeah, and those blankets over my head are getting pretty ratty. You know, the basics. 
  • The show continues to exist
  • What? That's not enough? 
  • See the next goal, then.
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Megan and I love to hike, and we love to talk. For some reason, people love to listen, so we'll keep doing both. We're like that guy you see on the street corner, playing his saxophone for anyone who walks by, only with our voices instead of an old rusty horn. That guy on the street probably has his saxophone case open in front of him too, so that the really cool listeners can toss in a dollar or two. Maybe he'll buy a newer, better saxophone with that money, and then boy howdy look out! He'll sound so good... (Or, maybe he'll buy booze, but let's stick with the former analogy for now...)

Welcome to the open sax case on the ground in front of Stories From The Trail. With your help, we can make the show better. We can bring it to you more often. And, we can offer super secret rewards that only you will have access to.

For less than box of PopTarts, you can help support the show and participate in real time. Patrons who join at the $3 level not only keep the show going, but gain access to our exclusive Discord server, where you can:

  • Watch and listen as we record the show in real time
  • Interact live with our guests
  • Be there for the stupid stuff that never makes it on air
  • Brag to your friends!
Check out the links to your right and be one of the cool listeners!

Recent posts by Stories From The Trail

Tiers
Hiker Trash
$1 or more per month
Hey, are you gonna eat the rest of those?


Your socks came from a hiker box and your pockets are full of mayonnaise packets. You spent last night under a tarp. We know long distance hikers are cheap, so $1 is a great way to support a month's worth of your favorite podcast. Think of it as trail magic that you get to give. 


For $1 per month you get:

 

  • Our eternal gratitude. Seriously, you're helping more than you know.
  • Access to "Patron-only" features. Secret blog posts, the guest list, exclusive videos and more.
  • Bonus episodes! That's right, for the less than the price of a Clif bar, you'll have access to every bonus episode we make. Brag to your friends about that!
Weekender
$3 or more per month
You do what you can, when you can.


$3 is the perfect way to say thank you, support the show, and be one of the cool kids. 


For $3 per month you get:

 

  • Our eternal gratitude. Seriously, you're helping more than you know.
  • Access to "Patron-only" features. Secret blog posts, the guest list, exclusive videos and more.
  • Bonus episodes! 
  • You get to be part of the show. Patrons who join at this level gain access to our Live Stream when we record the show. Interact with hosts and guests, Be Heard.
Includes Discord rewards
Section Hiker
$5 or more per month
You make it a point to get out there for as long as you can.


 

For $5 per month you get:

  • Our eternal gratitude. Seriously, you're helping more than you know.
  • Access to "Patron-only" features. Secret blog posts, the guest list, exclusive videos and more.
  • Bonus episodes! 
  • You get to be part of the show. Patrons who join at this level gain access to our Live Stream when we record the show. Interact with hosts and guests, Be Heard.
  • Merch. We're going to have schwag soon, SFTT stickers, bookmarks, wristbands and such. As we add new designs, we'll send you some!
Includes Discord rewards
Thru Hiker
$10 or more per month
You go farther than most.


 

For $10 per month you get:

  • Our eternal gratitude. Seriously, you're helping more than you know.
  • Access to "Patron-only" features. Secret blog posts, the guest list, exclusive videos and more.
  • Bonus episodes! 
  • You get to be part of the show. Patrons who join at this level gain access to our Live Stream when we record the show. Interact with hosts and guests, Be Heard.
  • Merch. We're going to have schwag soon, SFTT stickers, bookmarks, wristbands and such. As we add new designs, we'll send you some! Join at the $10 level and we'll send you better stuff. ;) 
Includes Discord rewards
Triple Crowner
$25 or more per month
You are insane. Go home. Oh wait, you probably don't have one.


$25 per month gets you: 


  • All of the stuff listed above and...
  • You're special and there aren't many of you, so I'll call you and we'll work something out.
Includes Discord rewards