Canyons & Crags

is creating Instructional Videos

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For the price of one expresso per month you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting Rich in the production of his high-quality instructional videos.

You will also have access to patron-only video content and downloadable material, plus have a say in what topics will be covered in future videos.

Plus a shout-out in the ART of RopeWork group on Facebook.
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Contribute $9 per month and receive all the perks of the Expresso level.

PLUS ...

A new promo code every 3 months for $9 off LOGO MERCHANDISE from Canyons & Crags, ART of RopeWork, Canyoneering Karma or Totem Rigging.
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Contribute $15 per month and you will receive all of the perks of the Expresso level

PLUS ...

A new promo code every 3 months for $15 off LOGO MERCHANDISE from Canyons & Crags, ART of RopeWork, Canyoneering Karma or Totem Rigging.

PLUS ...

Your name in the credits at the end of future videos.




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Thank you for checking out my Patreon page. My name is Rich Carlson -- adventure travel addict and your canyoneering, rescue, rigging and rappelling instructor. Since 1990 I have trained thousands of canyoneers, climbers, adventurers, professional guides and rescue teams all across the Americas and around the world. My passion is teaching. Now I am making it possible for many more people to benefit from my training, gear reviews, and more via free online videos.

I turned 60 in February 2017 and am at a point in my life where I receive the greatest satisfaction from serving others. Drawing inspiration from the book "Sacred Economics" by Charles Eisenstein, I do my best to work and live within a "gift economy" and my life has been blessed in many ways as a result. Unfortunately, there is a more dominant economic system that I cannot escape that requires me to obtain and use little green pieces of paper. So here I am asking for your support in the form of dollars.

My objective is to:

  • Create and publish quality online training videos.
  • Free myself financially so I can continue to serve others.
My primary mission is to assist with economic development and enhance quality of life for individuals and communities around the world through the provision of training for adventurers, guides, rescue teams and others who will use their acquired skills to serve. I am especially interested in helping underprivileged youth and unemployed adults in Native American communities and in developing countries.
$87.87 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 per month I will have enough to cover all of my monthly expenses and have much more freedom to produce instructional videos and other online content.
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