Need help going UL? Then here’s your chance! Hendrik Morkel (an ultralight backpacking evangelist, entrepreneur, author and wilderness guide) from Hiking in Finland has set out to help you do just that! For sometime now Hendrik has been planning to make a video series called “UltraLight A – Z” in which he shares his knowledge on the subject, and now he is ready to get it going.
To get it going though, Hendrik needs a little help from all of us, the rest of the backpacking world. He has set a goal of $6,000 to complete the series, and we can help him raise this money by simply going to Kickstarter and pledging any amount that you want. You can pledge as much (or as little) as you would like, however, to make it easy, there are preset pledges of $1, $15, $50, $75, $150 and even as much as $2,500. As well, each of these have respective “swag” that comes with each pledge, whether it be stickers, an HD download, a HD DVD and even a cool T-Shirt!
However, this must be acted upon as soon as possible! The Ultralight A – Z project will run on Kickstarter until July 31st. At that time, if the goal is met, the money will be withdrawn from your account and Hendrik will begin working on the video series. On the other hand, if the goal is not met, no money will be deducted and unfortunately, no video series will happen…
At this point, approximately 30% of the goal ($2,170) has been met by a total of 51 backers. So, with only 18 days left, now is the time to get in on the project. To do so, simply head on over to the “UltraLight A-Z – The Video Guide To Lightweight Backpacking” project on Kickstarter and make your pledge, but don’t stop there. Once you make your pledge, go and tell your friends and your friends friends about this project. By spreading the word about this project, the better the chances are of this video series actually coming to light! (And you know that you want to watch them…)
If you have any more questions about the project, simply check out the post that Hendrik has posted on his own blog: The Video Guide To Lightweight Backpacking. Or you can go straight to the Kickstarter site by clicking on the link in the paragraph above and get started there!
Thanks for reading!