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What would a road bring to the Brooks Range? We question the meaning of progress in one of the most remote areas in the US.
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    MOUNTAIN WINDS

    A personal thank you, shouted out from the Kobuk River into the mountain winds of the Brooks Range!

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    DELIVERY FROM THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

    We will be sending you a premium print post card from the Arctic Circle with a photo from our expedition photographer to say THANK YOU!

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    SWALLOWED BY THE GREAT LAND

    Like Alaska? If the land, wildlife and people of this place fascinate you, this is a book you need to add to your list. Seth Kantner was born in a sod igloo in the Brooks Range and will captivate you with his collection of short stories of living in a place that some call desolate, but he calls home.  Seth will be narrating our film, Paving Tundra and also signing your copy of the Mountaineers Books - "Swallowed by the Great Land" to send your way.

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    RETURN TO WINTER - KAHTOOLA

    Take on the tundra and travel far in the Far North, with a pair of trail spikes from Kahtoola that fit on any hiking shoe. Receive your choice of either MICROspikes or NANOspikes, and in any size.

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    PROPS + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    At this level you will see your name in the credits, our website and our social media channels under special thanks. You will also be one of the first to watch the film from the comforts of your home. We are sending you a copy after its film festival tour.

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    KLEAN - KEEP IT COOL

    Be one of the first 6 to donate at this level and we will send you a Klean Kanteen Growler you can fill with beer, wine, cold brew coffee, kombucha or any other favorite beverage. So good, that your drink will stay iced for up to 5 days!

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    VOKE 90 DAY CHALLENGE for 70

    Voke’s formula of natural ingredients provide what mainstream energizing beverages and energy supplements do not, healthy energy, anytime, anywhere. Each tab contains pure organic Guarana Berry Seed for strong mental focus and improved memory, combined with a moderate amount of Green Tea natural caffeine for increased endurance. Plus a full serving of Vitamin C. Voke kept us going on our first excursion in the Brooks. This award level gives you 1 VOKE A DAY FOR 90 DAYS and a performance wool hat + stickers.

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    FORGED FOR LIFE - ADVENTURE OFFICE BAG

    Work hard, play hard, and stay organized. The new 2018 Mountainsmith Adventure Office shoulder bag has all the convenient pockets to keep both your electronics and adventure gear safe and easy to find. Highly recommended for the businessman/woman who can't quite commit to the briefcase or the outdoor dirtbag who wants to up their professional game. Also at this level, you will see your name in the credits, our website and our social media channels under special thanks. You will also be one of the first to watch the film from the comforts of your home. We are sending you a copy after its film festival tour.

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    • NAME APPEARS IN CREDITS, WEBSITE, SOCIALS UNDER SPECIAL THANKS
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    TUNDRA HIKE - KEEN FOOTWEAR

    With a brand new pair of KEEN shoes, no hike is too far or too frozen. Our team prefers KEEN
    for traveling far while staying warm, dry, and strong on our feet. We would love to share a pair. Select any pair of footwear under $200 retail

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    CLIF BAR ADVENTURE PACK

    The first 5 to donate at this level recieve a CLIF backpack decked out with a variety of bars, beanies and swag to take out with you on your next epic adventure.

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    PLAY DIRECTOR - BROOCH

    Your contribution is invaluable, and so is your insight. What do you want to know from our characters about this issue? Submit five questions you would like us to ask one of our characters in our second filming session this summer. The first person to donate at this level receives a specially designed brooch from Boreal Jewellery, a young talented Canadian artist who uses tundra as her inspiration source.

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    PLAY DIRECTOR - BROOKS RANGE PRINT

    Your contribution is invaluable, and so is your insight. What do you want to know from our characters about the Ambler Road? Submit five questions you would like us to ask one of our characters in our second filming session this fall. You will also be receiving a one-of-a-kind beautiful Brooks Range print on high gloss metal, after you choose from a selection of professional photos from our expedition photographer.

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    Photo Instruction + Camera Bag

    Spend the day with award-winning photographer James 'Q' Martin in his back yard, Northern Arizona - plus receive Q's favorite camera bag the Mountainsmith's Tour FX ($100 value). Q has lived in Northern Arizona home of famed photogenic locations such as Sedona, Gran Canyon and Wapatki Sunset Crater - enjoy this one on one instruction from sun up to sunset in some of his favorite local hot spots! (The reward does not include travel or lodging & is good for one year. Once the reward is chosen a time and details to be arranged.)

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    ALASKAN WOODEN SNOWSHOES

    Be the first to donate at this level and we will send you the gift of winter travel - a pair of classic wooden snowshoes from Clyde Risdon, our favorite dogsled and snowshoe builder. We only have one pair of these, pick em' up.

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    LEAD DOG - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    You are leading the way in making this film a reality. We will take you out for an unforgettable afternoon dog mushing with one of the stars of National Geographic Channel's "Life Below Zero." Jessie Holmes and a team of Alaska Huskies will give you the ride of your life, followed by a kennel tour and salmon dinner caught from the fish wheel served around the fire. Don't like snow? That's okay! We can go out in summer as well with a wheeled cart. You pay travel, we take care of the rest. Your name will also appear in the credits as Associate Producer.

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    CARIBOU - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    Join the heard, our film crew, at the Paving Tundra world premiere (TBA). This includes red carpet tickets to the show and dinner with the crew. You pay travel, we take care of the rest. Your name appears in credits as Associate Producer.

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    • DOG MUSHING WITH LIFE BELOW ZERO PERSONALITY JESSIE HOLMES
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    GRIZZLY BEAR - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    The grizzly bear is at the top of the food chain in Alaska. To show our endless gratitude let's work together to plan your ideal Alaska Brooks Range adventure weekend, fishing, dog mushing, ski plane, packrafting or a variety!

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    KLEAN - KEEP IT HOT

    Receive Klean's best selling stainless steel Kanteen, a wide 20oz, that will keep hot drinks hot for 14 hours and your cold drinks cold for 40 hours. We only have 12 of these. Get one while its hot!

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    KLEAN KANTEEN + ALPINE START COFFEE

    Get stoked for your next outdoor adventure with coffee from ALPINE START & store it in a new 16oz KLEAN KANTEEN insulated Tumbler! Klean's stainless steel Insulated Tumbler 16oz will quickly become your go-to cup. Alpine Start is an Instant Coffee That Actually Tastes Good™, made from high quality, high altitude arabica beans.

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    HAMMOCKS

    Siesta in style in the Therm-A-Rest Slacker Hammock. With 100% ripstop nylon fabric, it is durable, dries fast and can be packed down to fit in almost any pocket as a lightweight sleeping option for adventure on the go.

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    • THERM-A-REST SLACKER HAMMOCK
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    TUNDRA NAP

    Or lay low in the tundra with a compact, insulated NeoAir® Venture Therm-A-Rest mattress. Comfortable enough for the frontcountry and lightweight enough to take with you in the backcountry.

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    • THERM-A-REST NEOAIR® VENTURE
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    FORGED FOR LIFE - GRAND TOUR BACKPACK

    This is a stylish vintage, versatile rucksack backpack that will fill your carrying needs on your campus, office or day hike adventures. Offers all of the incredible versatility and organizational pockets that Mountainsmith is known to deliver. Same as above - your name will also be posted all over EVERYTHING to show our gratitude.

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    • NAME APPEARS IN CREDITS, WEBSITE, SOCIALS UNDER SPECIAL THANKS
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    PATAGONIA BACKPACK+1 MONTH VOKE TAB

    We are sending you the Patagonia Arbor Grande Backpack 32L, the largest of their heritage-style packs built with all the right features to elegantly organize your day. Inside you will find a month's worth of VOKE tab vitalizing focus and energy supplements (one Voke tab a day).

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    • PATAGONIA BACKPACK + ONE MONTH VOKE TAB
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    BUILT TO GO FAR

    Be ready for your next climbing, hiking or quick overnight adventure. The Osprey Stratos 34 is built to take you further and faster!

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    PATAGONIA BACKPACK+16 CUPS OF COFFEE

    For light and weatherproof hiking we will be sending you a 32 L Patagonia Black Hole Packpack with a box of our favorite on-the-go caffeination source. Alpine Start is an Instant Coffee That Actually Tastes Good™, made from high quality, high altitude arabica beans.

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    • PATAGONIA BACKPACK + 16 CUPS OF ALPINE START COFFEE
    • NAME APPEARS IN CREDITS, WEBSITE, SOCIALS UNDER SPECIAL THANKS
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    OSPREY BACKPACK + ALPINE START COFFEE

    Be ready for your next climbing, hiking or quick overnight adventure + 8 Alpine Start's instant Coffee. The Osprey Stratos 34 is built to take you further and faster with a little jolt from Alpine Start - Instant Coffee That Actually Tastes Good™, made from high quality, high altitude arabica beans.

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    • OSPREY 34 STRATOS BACKPACK
    • 1 MONTH SUPPLY ALPINE START
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    CULTURE CAMP

    In Alaskan native culture you cannot receive without giving. 15% of this amount will be donated toward the Allakaket culture camp, where children learn Athabascan subsistence skills and values every year in the summer. As a special thank you, the first five to donate will receive a homemade Iñupiaq ulu, the traditional salmon skinning knife.

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    WINTER IS COMING

    We will fill the freezer of the first person to donate at this level. They will receive a 10 lb. box of wild Alaska sockeye salmon containing 20 individually flash frozen, vacuum-packed, boneless portions, harvested sustainably, provided by the Salmon Sisters.

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    • SALMON SISTERS FILL YOUR FREEZER
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    DRAWN TO THE ARCTIC+ALPINE START COFFEE

    We are sending you a never before seen 17x22" print from luminary artist-in-residence, Jeremy Collins's, most recent trip to the Arctic and a month's supply of coffee from Alpine Start, an Instant Coffee That Actually Tastes Good™, roasted from high quality, high altitude arabica beans.

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    • COLLINS ARCTIC PRINT
    • DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF FILM
    • NAME APPEARS IN CREDITS, WEBSITE, SOCIALS UNDER SPECIAL THANKS
    • 1 MONTH SUPPLY ALPINE START
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