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Hikes for families, from toddlers to grandparents, near Banff, Kananaskis, Canmore, Bragg Creek and Calgary.
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THE HIKING GUIDE FOR FAMILIES HIT $10,000!!! I am so excited to announce that...

STRETCH REWARDS HAVE BEEN UNLOCKED!

What is a stretch goal?

My minimum goal is to raise $10,000 but my stretch goal is to raise over $25,000. To help us get to this goal, these extra rewards will be introduced every time more money is pledged!

$10,000 – NEW REWARD “SPECIAL HIKING GUIDE FOR FAMILIES PACKAGE”

Buy this reward for $35 to receive a Hiking Guide for Families, Hiking Challenge and Animal Sticker Sheet and I will personally deliver one of the Hiking Guide for Families package to the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association. The book will be given to a family in their Home Instruction Program for Parents of Youngsters (HIPPY). If you want to donate more books to the program, then add $10 to this package for each extra book you want to donate.

If you already purchased a reward of over $25 and want to donate a book, then add $10 to your already purchased reward, send me a message and I will donate one on your behalf.

If you already purchased a reward or purchase a reward valued at over $100 then I am already donating a book on your behalf!

$15,000 – FREE LAMINATED 5 x 8 INCH SEEK AND FIND HUNT TO EVERYONE THAT PURCHASED A REWARD OVER $25

Everyone who purchased a reward of over $25 will receive a free laminated SEEK AND FIND for free! Need more SEEK AND FIND for additional children? You will have the option of adding additional SEEK AND FIND for $5 each when this reward is unlocked.

$20,000 – FREE LAMINATED ANIMAL DESCRIPTION SHEET WITH THE CHARACTERS ON THE STICKER SHEET TO EVERYONE THAT PURCHASED A REWARD OVER $25

Everyone who purchased a reward of over $25 will also receive a free laminated sheet with the animal characters on the sticker sheet. Each character will have a fun little bio story describing their name and their favourite activities. It will also include a brief description of what to do if you encounter one in the wild.


Adventuring does not end when you have children, it is only the beginning.

Hi, I'm Annika Mang, a mama, adventurer, and creator. I created the Born to be Adventurous platform in 2015 to inspire and empower families to get outside and adventure. One way I have wanted to empower families was to provide them with resources to help them adventure. Adventuring is so much easier with kids when you have a little bit of guidance. One project I started three years ago is finally here. Three years ago I started gathering hikes and am ready to announce that I am creating a...

Hiking Guide for Families with hikes near Canmore, Banff, Kananaskis, Bragg Creek, and Calgary



Cover of Hiking Guide for Families

I already have gathered over 40 hikes that will be included in the book along with tips and tricks to help your family hike together. I am also planning to put every single hike on the BorntobeAdventurous.com website because I really do believe that everyone should have access to the trail information regardless of economic status.

All of the hikes are graded specifically for kids. For example: a hike rated challenging in the Hiking Guide for Families is rated as easy in some of the general hiking books. Other features include; insider tips, stroller friendly options and even a trail rider rating for those family members with a disability. 

Each hike will have a mini intro at the beginning to get you excited about the hike followed by the general hike information. There will be details on how to get to the hike and where the trailhead is located followed by a trail description. 

Preview of inside of Hiking Guide for Families

 For those days when you need something more, each hike will have a small section on nearby attractions. That way, if you want to stop somewhere on the way to the hike or on the way back, you have options. At the end of each hike, there will be a general trail map to give you an idea of the trail you are exploring. 

Preview of inside of Hiking Guide for Families

 To motivate kids to hike and to keep track of their first 10 trails, I have created a 10 Hike Challenge sheet for your kids to complete that comes with an animal sticker sheet. Sometimes it's nice to give kids a little extra motivation to hit the trails. 

This sheet is also perfect for the adventure kid's baby book. I know that when ours is completed, I will be putting it in both of our daughter's baby book so that we can remember some of the trails we completed while they were little. 

Hiking Challenge and Animal Sticker Reward Sheet

 List of Rewards

I will be sending out a survey in December to receive your preferred soap from Rocky Mountain Soap Co. and T-shirt sizes and style preferences. In the spring I will be sending out a survey to gather shipping information to send out all of the rewards. 

THE HIKING GUIDE BOOK FOR FAMILIES - Complete with directions, trail descriptions, maps, nearby attractions, trail stats and tips and tricks for hiking as a family.

EBOOK THE HIKING GUIDE BOOK FOR FAMILIES - Same as above but in digital form!

THE HIKING CHALLENGE AND ANIMAL STICKER SHEET - 8x4 Hiking Challenge sheet with a set of animal stickers. Use them together or separate!

BORN TO BE ADVENTUROUS T-SHIRT/TANK TOPS - Tank Tops and T-shirts are sweat shop free, child labor free and Eco-friendly. Logo is made in Alberta and will be printed locally in Calgary, Alberta by an Alberta mama that runs Benny Grae Customs & Apparel. 

Bella + Canva Women's Tank Tops - Black with white Born to be Adventurous logo. Sizes XS - 2XL

Bella +Canva Unisex T-shirts - Black with a White Born to be Adventurous logo. Available in XS- 3xl. 

Kid's T-shirts- Black T-shirt with blue, pink or white logo. Available in size 2T up to size 16.

EARLY BIRD - SOAP FROM ROCKY MOUNTAIN SOAP COMPANY - Choice between the Shampoo Bar, The Fennel and Charcoal Bar, Juicy Orange, Aloe There and Cedarwood and Fir. 

MOUNTAIN EARRINGS - Rad silver mountain earrings that combine adventure AND style.


Shipping

I plan to ship all rewards before June 30th, 2020 and all of the hikes will be on the BorntobeAdventurous.com website by December 2020. Early backers will receive their books first. Please note that there is a shipping fee attached to all of the rewards. 

Shipping for International Customers: Thank you so much for supporting the project! I just want to make you aware that backers are responsible for paying any customs or duty fees your country may charge. If you there is not an option for shipping to your country, then we may be able to sort something out by adding additional funds to the check out. 

 As a trained physical education teacher, it has always been so important to me to encourage kids to get outside. Unfortunately, according to Statistics Canada, only 40% of children and 16% of adults are meeting the physical activity recommendations. Research has also shown that nature can significantly improve overall physical and mental health. 

This hiking book and challenge combo will help encourage the whole family to get together and hit the trails. By purchasing the book and or supporting one of the rewards, you will also help to put the hikes on the website so that families can access the information for FREE if they are unable to afford the book. Every family deserves access to this information.

 I am so positive that this project will raise over $10,000 that I am already thinking about my stretch goals. What is a stretch goal?

Basically, THE MORE I RAISE THE MORE YOU GET

My minimum goal is to raise $10,000 but my stretch goal is to raise over $25,000. Once I hit my goal of $10,000, additional rewards start rolling in. Then at $15,000 additional goodies start rolling in. 

Everyone who pledges $25 or more will receive item(s) in ADDITION to the rewards they are already getting.

I will notify you of any stretch goal updates that are introduced once I reach the $10,000 mark.

 Completed - Collect Information and pictures for Hikes 

Completed - Write a rough Draft of Hikes and finalize book design

Completed - Hiking Challenge and Animal Sticker Sheet designed and printed 

December 2019 - Finish editing and put into final design

December 2019 - Send Survey to backers for T-shirt/Tank Top preferences 

January 2020- Book testing, lay out, design and proof

February 2020- Send Hiking Book to Printers 

April 2020 - Receive T-shirt Shipment

April 2020 - Send Survey to backers to receive shipment information 

May 2020 - Receive Hiking Book from Printers

June 2020 - Backers receive their hiking book and all other rewards 

December 2020- All Hikes on Website 

  Social Media is such a power tool. It would mean the world to me if you could share this Kickstarter on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. If you have a public account and share the project on Instagram, then make sure to tag me so that I can re-share on the @BorntobeAdventurous Instagram stories! 

First, thank you to my husband Cameron Mang who is literally the biggest support. Thank you to Etta and Julia Mang for helping me on the hikes and putting up with a mom that is chasing after a dream. You girls have been the inspiration behind this project.

Thank you so much to all the amazing people in my life that have helped contributed and make this project possible. Seriously, thank you. 

Editor - Cameron Mang

Contributor - Karen Ashraff of http://www.offroaddiscovery.com/

Contributor - Tanya Koob of http://www.rockiesfamilyadventures.com/ 

Contributor - Karen Ung of http://www.playoutsideguide.com/ 

Logo Design - Ruth Lee

Design Assistance - Barbara Eriksson, Phillip Eriksson, Krista Francis, Matthew Francis, Chelsea Mang, Keith Mang, Gayle Mang, Amanda Froess 

Thank you to the Born to be Adventurous Mamas groups and everyone on Instagram and Facebook that has been so encouraging to me. And... for everyone else that I forgot to mention that has  encouraged me to be vulnerable and supported me. Thank you!

Risks and challenges

I have been working on this project since 2013 and finally see the finish line. Funding for the publishing of the book is my biggest challenge and if this is fully funded then there will be no stopping the book production.

If issues do arise and I anticipate a delay with book production and printing, then I will update you as soon as physically possible. I am just as excited as you are for the Hiking Guide for Families to come out and I am working hard to finish the book in time for the 2020 summer hiking season.

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    2x Hiking Challenge

    (Estimated $2 discount)

    Hiking Challenges are more fun with siblings and friends!
    Take home two 5x8 inch Hiking Challenge sheets and two sets of animal reward stickers.

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    Ebook Copy of the Hiking Guide

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    Hiking Guide Package

    (Estimated $16 discount)

    Thank you so much adventure family!

    Have fun completing the hikes in the Hiking Guide Book for Families. Record your first 10 in the 5x8 inch Hiking Challenge sheet and reward yourself with a set of Born to be Adventurous Animal Stickers.

    Available to Canada and USA

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    Born to be Adventurous T-shirt or Tank

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    You asked and it is finally here! Limited edition Born to be Adventurous T-shirts and Tank Tops.

    * Kids T-shirts from size 2T up to 16 as well as Unisex T-shirts and Women's Tank Tops. See the rewards' section for more information! There will be a survey sent to you closer to the shipping date to ask you which product and size you would like to receive.

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    *SPECIAL* GET ONE GIVE ONE

    This one means a lot to me.

    Buy this reward for $35 to receive a Hiking Guide for Families Package and I will personally deliver one Hiking Guide for Families package to the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association. The book will be given to a family in their Home Instruction Program for Parents of Youngsters (HIPPY). If you want to donate more books to the program, then add $10 to this package for each extra book you want to donate.

    For example, a $55 pledge under this reward would be 1 Hiking Guide Package for you, 1 donated Hiking Guide Package ($35) + 2 Hiking Guide Packages ($20) for a total of $55.

    **If you already purchased a reward of over $25 and want to donate a book, then add $10 to your already purchased reward and send me a message.

    **If you already purchased a reward valued at over $100 then I am already donating a book on your behalf! If you want to donate an additional Hiking Guide package then add $10 to your checkout and send me a message.

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    • Hiking Guide for Families
    • Hiking Guide for Families Ebook
    • Animal Sticker Sheet
    • Donated Hiking Guide for Families
    • Donated 10 Hike Challenge Sheet and Animal Sticker Sheet
    • 5x8 inch Hiking Challenge Sheet
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    Mountain Mama Package

    (Estimated $18 Discount)

    Thanks, ladies for your support! This one was created in honour of the Born to be Adventurous Mamas groups but is for any lady that loves to adventure!

    *There will be a survey sent to you closer to the shipping date to ask you which size of tank top or T-shirt you would like to receive.

    Available in the US and Canada

    Includes:
    • Pair of silver Mountain Earrings
    • Born to be Adventurous Sticker
    • Choice of Women's Tank OR Unisex Shirt
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    The Ultimate Adventure Kid Package

    (Estimated $21 discount)

    You are amazing !!!
    Not only does this package help support the project in a big way but it also encourages your kids to head out adventuring on the trails. (If you want to choose the adult tank or shirt instead you can ;)

    *There will be a survey sent to you closer to the shipping date to ask you which t-shirtor tank and size you would like to receive. More information in the rewards section.

    Shipping to Canada and the USA only

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    • Hiking Guide for Families Ebook
    • Animal Sticker Sheet
    • 5x8 inch Hiking Challenge Sheet
    • Hiking Guide for Families
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    Gift the Book

    (Estimated $23 Discount)

    Wow!!! Not only am I thankful for you for supporting the project through this reward but your friends/family will thank you too.

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    Includes:
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    • 5x8 inch Hiking Challenge Sheet
    • Animal Sticker Sheet
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    Ultimate Family Adventure Package

    (Estimated $17 Discount off Retail Price)

    The ultimate way to support the project as a family!!!

    Your Family will receive four Born to be Adventurous T-shirts or Tank Tops (your choice of size and style), a Hiking Guide for Families, a Hiking Guide for Families Ebook and two 8 x 4 inch Hiking Challenge Sheets and two sets Animal Stickers.

    Note: Kids T-shirts from size 2T up to 16, Unisex T-shirts and Women's Tank Tops. See rewards section for more information on styles. There will be a survey sent to you closer to the shipping date to ask you which product and size you would like to receive.

    Valid in Canada and the USA only

    Includes:
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    • Hiking Guide for Families
    • Hiking Guide for Families Ebook
    • 5x8 inch Hiking Challenge Sheet
    • Animal Sticker Sheet
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    Donate the Book

    LIMITED GIVEAWAY

    Wow, FREE books for 100 families!!! Decide what you want to do with all of the books or let me cook up something fun.

    I can run a flash mob street giveaway showcasing the event on Instagram stories OR donate the books to an organization OR send it to a classroom of your choice. Each book will also come with the Hiking Challenge and Sticker Sheet!

    Available in Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Edmonton, Red Deer, Regina or Saskatoon with date to be determined.

    (There will be a shipping fee that will be added if you choose to have me ship the books to a different location or we can discuss if the location is close to some of the above areas)

    Includes:
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    • 100× 5x8 inch Hiking Challenge Sheet
    • 100× Animal Sticker Sheet
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    The Ultimate BTBA Supporter

    Seriously my jaw dropped and my husband AND kids had to help me lift it up off the floor.

    I will give you a personal card to thank you along with a signed Hiking Book for helping me achieve my dreams and goals. Trust me… This is only the beginning. I will also contact you to see if you would like to receive a bunch of hiking books, earrings, and t-shirts to fulfill the $5000 amount. Your name will also go in the Hiking Guide Book and in a "Thank You" section on the website

    Depending on your business, I may be able to provide some media exposure across the Born to be Adventurous platform! I do photography and videography as well. Send me an email at BorntobeAdventurous@gmail.com before pledging the $5000 if this you do want the promotion.

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    Early Bird Hiking Guide Package

    (Estimated $21 discount)
    The early Bird gets the ... SOAP!!!!

    Receive a FREE bar of soap with the Hiking Guide for Families if you support this reward! Oh... and it comes with the Hiking Challenge sheet and set of Animal Stickers!

    *In December a survey will be sent to you to pick out your soap bar! You will choose between the Shampoo Bar, The Fennel and Charcoal Bar, Juicy Orange, Aloe There and Cedarwood and Fir

    Available to Canada and the USA

    Includes:
    • Bar of soap from Rocky Mountain Soap Company
    • Hiking Guide for Families
    • Hiking Guide for Families Ebook
    • 5x8 inch Hiking Challenge Sheet
    • Animal Sticker Sheet
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