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For most of my adult life, I've been off on adventures and spent inordinate amounts of time planning and researching their various aspects. With a penchant for storytelling and affinity for research, making my findings and knowledge available to the public has proved to be an exceptional public service.

MK Library is a library of my life's adventure which seems to be quite out of the ordinary and worthy of sharing. Join me in the love of life and knowledge.

The way Patreon works is a visitor can donate any amount per month, with the same recurring monthly donation after that. So anything, including $1, is immensely helpful. Your recurring donation provides benefits to the general public as a whole.

With enough monthly contributions, I am able to remove those annoying ads from the site for everyone and keep research ongoing. So what do you get out of it? Aside from access to the super secret group, you are doing this to feel good. Think of it like donating to your public library, except this one is privately owned and internet only.

What the Money is Used For

The initial goal is $5500 per month. That is enough to sustain and grow MK Library in its current basic form. These are some associated costs:

  • Video and Audio as of 2018: I've begun putting together video and soundscapes. 1 hard drive will store about 2 weeks worth of footage. In addition, time and cost to travel to location and collect footage then upload. There is a specific Patreon Reward you can select to support this endeavor. By signing up for the Soundscape Reward, you can choose a location nearly anywhere in the Continental US and I'll make it happen. You can also request anywhere in the world, but I can't guarantee that will work. Only funding selected for this category is used on this endeavor.

  • Hosting: A lightning fast VPS is needed to keep everything running smoothly and quickly. Traffic spikes occur with new posts and its important the site stays up for the readers.
  • Website related expenses: Licensing fees for various services to make MK Library even more awesome, such as the email list, and integration services. Techy stuff most people don't care about.
  • Social media: When we announce new content, we use the "boost post" paid options to ensure the post reaches your news feed correctly.
  • Me: Apparently, I need food, coffee, and whiskey in order to keep my energy going for proper research. Sometimes that research involves taking myself to exotic locations. With a home office, I get to keep "me" expenses to a minimum.
  • Part time employee: There are a bunch of little time consuming tasks that take away from actual research and writing. Help from a part time employee frees up time to write excellent content.
Those are the basics. With those covered, MK Library can support itself as an exceptional resource.

Thank you for any support you can offer and thanks for your readership!

-Mike
Tiers
Outside Occassionally
$1 or more per month

If you like to occasionally go outside, but not too much, this is the perfect level for your comfort zone. After pledging, you'll receive access to the super secret tribe and you can take solace in knowing I appreciate you very much. Plus, you can totally brag that you are a contributor to the MK Library. $1/month is a great way to be a supporter for minimal commitment.
Day Hiker
$5 or more per month
You enjoy a good day hike and keep your adventuring simple.
After pledging, you'll receive access to the super secret tribe. $5 per month adds up to be very meaningful over the course of a year.
Weekend Trips
$15 or more per month
You enjoy a good day hike and keep your adventuring simple.
After pledging, you'll receive access to the super secret tribe. $15 per month contributes towards a chunk of web hosting. Awesome! You've essentially funded the entire world to have access to MK Library for 1 weeks.
Soundscape
$25 or more per month
Patrons of this tier will have their funds go solely to the creation of soundscapes and nothing else. Under shipping address, put in the location where you desire a soundscape recorded.
Take a Week Off
$35 or more per month
It takes at least a week minimum to explore a new place and explore culture. After pledging, you'll receive access to the super secret tribe. $35 per month over a year turns out to be the average price for a one way ticket to many destinations.

International Traveler
$200 or more per month

Hello fellow passport holder. In addition to receiving access to the super secret tribe, you can request a specific blog post on any topic and I'll cover it for you (Within reason). Have a hike you want to learn about? A travel itinerary in need of scouting? I've got you covered.
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For most of my adult life, I've been off on adventures and spent inordinate amounts of time planning and researching their various aspects. With a penchant for storytelling and affinity for research, making my findings and knowledge available to the public has proved to be an exceptional public service.

MK Library is a library of my life's adventure which seems to be quite out of the ordinary and worthy of sharing. Join me in the love of life and knowledge.

The way Patreon works is a visitor can donate any amount per month, with the same recurring monthly donation after that. So anything, including $1, is immensely helpful. Your recurring donation provides benefits to the general public as a whole.

With enough monthly contributions, I am able to remove those annoying ads from the site for everyone and keep research ongoing. So what do you get out of it? Aside from access to the super secret group, you are doing this to feel good. Think of it like donating to your public library, except this one is privately owned and internet only.

What the Money is Used For

The initial goal is $5500 per month. That is enough to sustain and grow MK Library in its current basic form. These are some associated costs:

  • Video and Audio as of 2018: I've begun putting together video and soundscapes. 1 hard drive will store about 2 weeks worth of footage. In addition, time and cost to travel to location and collect footage then upload. There is a specific Patreon Reward you can select to support this endeavor. By signing up for the Soundscape Reward, you can choose a location nearly anywhere in the Continental US and I'll make it happen. You can also request anywhere in the world, but I can't guarantee that will work. Only funding selected for this category is used on this endeavor.

  • Hosting: A lightning fast VPS is needed to keep everything running smoothly and quickly. Traffic spikes occur with new posts and its important the site stays up for the readers.
  • Website related expenses: Licensing fees for various services to make MK Library even more awesome, such as the email list, and integration services. Techy stuff most people don't care about.
  • Social media: When we announce new content, we use the "boost post" paid options to ensure the post reaches your news feed correctly.
  • Me: Apparently, I need food, coffee, and whiskey in order to keep my energy going for proper research. Sometimes that research involves taking myself to exotic locations. With a home office, I get to keep "me" expenses to a minimum.
  • Part time employee: There are a bunch of little time consuming tasks that take away from actual research and writing. Help from a part time employee frees up time to write excellent content.
Those are the basics. With those covered, MK Library can support itself as an exceptional resource.

Thank you for any support you can offer and thanks for your readership!

-Mike

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Tiers
Outside Occassionally
$1 or more per month

If you like to occasionally go outside, but not too much, this is the perfect level for your comfort zone. After pledging, you'll receive access to the super secret tribe and you can take solace in knowing I appreciate you very much. Plus, you can totally brag that you are a contributor to the MK Library. $1/month is a great way to be a supporter for minimal commitment.
Day Hiker
$5 or more per month
You enjoy a good day hike and keep your adventuring simple.
After pledging, you'll receive access to the super secret tribe. $5 per month adds up to be very meaningful over the course of a year.
Weekend Trips
$15 or more per month
You enjoy a good day hike and keep your adventuring simple.
After pledging, you'll receive access to the super secret tribe. $15 per month contributes towards a chunk of web hosting. Awesome! You've essentially funded the entire world to have access to MK Library for 1 weeks.
Soundscape
$25 or more per month
Patrons of this tier will have their funds go solely to the creation of soundscapes and nothing else. Under shipping address, put in the location where you desire a soundscape recorded.
Take a Week Off
$35 or more per month
It takes at least a week minimum to explore a new place and explore culture. After pledging, you'll receive access to the super secret tribe. $35 per month over a year turns out to be the average price for a one way ticket to many destinations.

International Traveler
$200 or more per month

Hello fellow passport holder. In addition to receiving access to the super secret tribe, you can request a specific blog post on any topic and I'll cover it for you (Within reason). Have a hike you want to learn about? A travel itinerary in need of scouting? I've got you covered.