Connor Rickett is creating Writing. Stories, guides, posts, adventures, and so on.
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Sometimes life doesn't go according to plan. This is fortunate for me, since things not going according to plan make the best adventures and the best stories. 

I thought I had things set up so that I could write official-type stuff to pay for necessities with some time and money left over, and that extra time and effort could go to building the travel blog I've been dreaming of for years. I want to document the wild spaces, mostly here in Arizona, for awhile. Learn about them, then teach about them. There's so much beauty here, and I really feel that I, and the rest of us, are missing out. Unfortunately, that fell apart at the last possible second and now I'm scrambling for money. 

But I'd already gotten everything ready, and I'm tired of waiting. It's a privilege of our generation that so much of the beauty of the world, and I think it's a shame we're missing out on it. So I'm going to make Vagabond.Guide happen no matter what. A friend of mine suggested Patreon, and, well, I'm a bit skeptical of how much help it will be, but I'll take any help I can get. 

The plan for Vagabond.Guide is to look into living off the land, true backcountry and wildnerness camping, as well adventures more accessible to the average Arizonan or visitor to the state. We're going to cover hiking, safety, survival, fishing, hunting, gathering, and making use of the natural world around us. I'm by no means an expert, so you'll get to learn these skills along with me. Please note, before sending me money that part of this blog will involve killing, eating, and making things from formerly living things. Not spuriously, but I really do want to look into how we lived in the days before supermarkets and superhighways. 

All I can really promise is that I'll make the most of it. After all, challenges are what make adventures, and adventure is exactly what I'm looking for. 
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I will name a character after you (or the person of your choice) in a story I write. I plan on being pretty famous some day, so this might actually be pretty cool someday. Obviously, it can't be a name that will get me sued (Brad Pitt, Bilbo Baggins, etc.) and it will be touch-and-go if you want some lewd stupid nickname.
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I will do a charcoal or conte landscape sketch of an actually place, complete with coordinates and compass direction, sign it, and send it to you. I'm not a fantastic artist, so maybe make sure you like what I've already done before you do this one. 
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I will name a main character (or the person of your choice) after you in a short story. Same stipulations as apply to other name reward. 
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If you are an Arizona Business Owner, I will feature your business on my site as an official sponsor, do up to one event for you a month, and, if possible, use, review, and write about your product(s) and services. Basically, the standard sponsorship thing. 
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Two tanks of gas. Enough to get me to any trailhead in Arizona. 
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Sometimes life doesn't go according to plan. This is fortunate for me, since things not going according to plan make the best adventures and the best stories. 

I thought I had things set up so that I could write official-type stuff to pay for necessities with some time and money left over, and that extra time and effort could go to building the travel blog I've been dreaming of for years. I want to document the wild spaces, mostly here in Arizona, for awhile. Learn about them, then teach about them. There's so much beauty here, and I really feel that I, and the rest of us, are missing out. Unfortunately, that fell apart at the last possible second and now I'm scrambling for money. 

But I'd already gotten everything ready, and I'm tired of waiting. It's a privilege of our generation that so much of the beauty of the world, and I think it's a shame we're missing out on it. So I'm going to make Vagabond.Guide happen no matter what. A friend of mine suggested Patreon, and, well, I'm a bit skeptical of how much help it will be, but I'll take any help I can get. 

The plan for Vagabond.Guide is to look into living off the land, true backcountry and wildnerness camping, as well adventures more accessible to the average Arizonan or visitor to the state. We're going to cover hiking, safety, survival, fishing, hunting, gathering, and making use of the natural world around us. I'm by no means an expert, so you'll get to learn these skills along with me. Please note, before sending me money that part of this blog will involve killing, eating, and making things from formerly living things. Not spuriously, but I really do want to look into how we lived in the days before supermarkets and superhighways. 

All I can really promise is that I'll make the most of it. After all, challenges are what make adventures, and adventure is exactly what I'm looking for. 

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You'll get access to my Patreon activity stream, where I will post exclusive content. 
Pledge $4 or more per month
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Your name (and picture if you want) go on a special thank you page on my blog.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
I will name a character after you (or the person of your choice) in a story I write. I plan on being pretty famous some day, so this might actually be pretty cool someday. Obviously, it can't be a name that will get me sued (Brad Pitt, Bilbo Baggins, etc.) and it will be touch-and-go if you want some lewd stupid nickname.
Pledge $15 or more per month
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I will do a charcoal or conte landscape sketch of an actually place, complete with coordinates and compass direction, sign it, and send it to you. I'm not a fantastic artist, so maybe make sure you like what I've already done before you do this one. 
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
I will name a main character (or the person of your choice) after you in a short story. Same stipulations as apply to other name reward. 
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 patrons
If you are an Arizona Business Owner, I will feature your business on my site as an official sponsor, do up to one event for you a month, and, if possible, use, review, and write about your product(s) and services. Basically, the standard sponsorship thing.