Funded! This project was successfully funded on January 17, 2013.

Update #4

A seriously belated update on the current status of the guide book

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First of all I need to apologize for not keeping you abreast of the project through several setbacks. I believe all the problems have been resolved and the book is ready to be printed. I delivered the files to the printer and am eagerly awaiting the final proof.

In my last update, I was ready to print, but had changed the book to be full-color, full-bleed. I excitedly sent it off, but the updated quote made the book far too expensive to be realistically marketed.

So as a compromise, I decided to reformat the whole book to be full-color, full-bleed for the first half (40 pages) and black and white, no-bleed for the remainder (32 pages). I planned on finishing this before my reserve unit went to Panama. Maybe being an optimist is related to my sometimes unrealistic expectation of time. In the end, I was disappointed when I realized that the reformatting and the changes I was making would not be done before leaving.

I got back from Panama about two weeks ago ( http://3goose.tumblr.com/tagged/PanamaAT2013 ). The reformatting was done, but the book needed some other eyeballs to check for errors. I dropped off the book last week, but the printer said that one of my margins was too small for the gripper on their printer and my page numbers were too close to the edge. I made those changes, and, for the third time, I dropped off the files with the printer.

I will review the (hopefully) last draft for approval and once this is done, I will send out requests for shipping addresses.

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      Creator Andy Schuette on June 21, 2013

      Thank you so much for the update! After a couple other projects I've funded on here with false starts I hope it's understandable that a few of us are wary. Looking forward to the guide so I can make a trip on the trail in the next year or so!

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      Creator Allen Wood on June 12, 2013

      Retired Navy myself. Never made it to Panama but wow, great pictures made even more interesting by your commentary. Thanks for the update and sharing that small period of time in your life. Looking forward to the book.

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      Creator Jerome Leugers on June 12, 2013

      Thank you for your service. USNR-Retired

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      Creator Chris Kelly on June 12, 2013

      Thanks for the update! It's great to know what is going on, and I'm still looking forward to this.

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