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A storytelling walk across the planet that serves as a bridge between continents, languages, nationalities and creeds.
694 backers pledged $74,829 to help bring this project to life.

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    WALKING PARTNER

    Thank you for joining Paul on the trail. Your backing helps Paul find and report the global stories of our time that are missed by conventional journalists. Your name will appear on Out of Eden Walk's digital donor wall, a feature that will remain a permanent legacy of the 7-year journey.

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    MILE SPONSOR

    Fund a mile of the journey with a pledge of $25 or more, and your name and mile will appear on the digital donor map custom-made by Jeff Blossom, our chief cartographer at the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard. The donor map is a permanent legacy of the 7-year journey.

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    DIGITAL CAMPFIRE TALES

    Paul will create an audio recording reading from two favorite dispatches written along the walking trail, and share them with followers who enjoy the oldest form of human storytelling: The spoken word. We'll email you the archivable audio file.

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    GALLERIST

    We'll email you a link to 10 previously unpublished, high-resolution photos for easy and excellent quality printing. Taken by Paul, the photos will offer you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into daily life on the Out of Eden Walk trail.

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    NAVIGATOR

    Every 100 miles across the Earth, Paul pauses to record a narrative Milestone consisting of a panorama photograph, an audio recording of ambient sound, a video clip and an interview with the nearest human being asking three existential questions. ("Who are you?" "Where do you come from?" and "Where are you going?") Become a Milestone Sponsor and we'll email you a link to your high-resolution panorama Milestone photo with GPS coordinates. Your name will appear on the Milestone on our digital donor map, a permanent online legacy of the journey. *Limited to 40.*

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    MYSTERY PHOTO

    We’ll mail you a specially selected and framed photo taken during the past four years of the Out of Eden Walk journey. A printed slip on the back of the frame describes the place and context of the photo in Paul's original words. Ideal for hanging on the wall.

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    CHIEF CARTOGRAPHER

    We'll mail you an 8"X10" version of the custom-designed "Greatest Walk" map, created originally for the journey by Jeff Blossom at Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis. A must-have for any geographers in your life, the print will be in color on high-quality matte paper, best suited to be framed and hung on the wall. Additionally, Jeff is customizing these maps to feature Paul's up-to-date journey route (thanks Jeff)!

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    SILK ROAD TRAVELER

    TUSH KIYIZ - Kyrgyz dowry textiles.

    We offer our Silk Road Traveler donors a genuine thread connecting them to the old Silk Road—a hand-stitched textile from Kyrgyzstan called "tush kiyiz," dowry wall hangings suitable for any home or yurt. These vintage embroideries, made by women in the 1950s and 1960s before the final triumph of industrial fabrics, contain thousands of stitches representing symbols of flowers (fecundity), circles (protection), and moons (eternity) from Central Asian nomad cosmologies. Each embroidery is about four feet by twenty inches, and is unique. The textiles in the photographs are samples and may not be the actual pieces shipped.

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    MAKE 100: CORRESPONDENT

    Mail from a human snail. Paul will send you an old-fashioned handwritten postcard from the Out of Eden Walk trail in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. All postcards are written by Paul.
    Part of Kickstarter’s Make 100 campaign.

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    A PERSONAL SHOUT OUT FROM THE TRAIL

    Paul will record a personal audio message from his winter rest camp in Kyrgyzstan, in Central Asia. He will bring recipients up to date with the Walk's next challenges, including learning new languages and navigating the harsh upcoming climates. We'll email you the personal link to this audio message, which Paul will address to the name of your choosing. *Limited to 5.*

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    MYSTERY PHOTO: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    *Early bird special* "Mystery Photo" reward, plus: along with your specially selected, framed photo, we'll mail you an Expedition-edition Field Notes notebook with a customized Out of Eden Walk logo stamped on the inner cover. Bulletproof, waterproof, fireproof, with acid, wind, and electrical resistance, the notebook can accompany you anywhere your feet will carry you.

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    CHIEF CARTOGRAPHER: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    *EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:* The first five "Chief Cartographer" donors will also receive a "Kyrgyzstan" refrigerator magnet along with their custom-made map. The magnets were purchased by Paul exclusively for this campaign at the world-famous Osh Bazaar in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.*

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    PHOTO WORKSHOP WITH JOHN STANMEYER

    Join National Geographic photographer John Stanmeyer in a storytelling workshop. John's workshops are 9-day, immersive events that teach photographic skills as well as a deeper understanding of the world and how to capture the experience of what it means to be alive in it through the photographer's lens. Previously held in India, Armenia, Indonesia, and the Republic of Georgia, each workshop is typically comprised of about ten participants joining from all over the globe. By choosing this reward, one lucky supporter of the Out of Eden Walk will receive a personal invite from John to the first workshop of the 2017 series. Please note this reward reserves a spot in one workshop and does not cover travel or logistical expenses relating to workshop participation. For insight into previous workshops, please visit www.stanmeyerworkshops.com. Please note that locations for 2017 have not yet been announced, but are sure not to disappoint. All skill levels welcome. RECOMMENDED: For additional cost information and inquiries, please contact info@outofedenwalk.com.*LIMITED TO 1.*

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