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    Digital Pack + Backer Updates

    A collection of five beautiful desktop wallpapers based on the illustrations of Lee John Phillips, and a PDF of Sustainable Data, a little book with a big idea: that there's a better way to source and apply data. For designers, data scientists and anyone working with data. Beautifully illustrated by Lee John Phillips.

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    A Short Walk In The Hindu Kush

    Join the author for a three-week expedition & trek into the Big Pamir in Afghanistan's Wakham Corridor, one of the most remote and beautiful parts of the world. (Starts/ends in Osh or Dushanbe).

    Excludes your flights & insurance. See (and learn how to mitigate) risks.

    Includes:
    • Hindu Kush Expedition
    • The Field Study Handbook (finelinen, hardcover)
    • Sustainable Data (deboss softcover book)
    • Technical Illustrations Wallpaper Pack
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    The Field Study Handbook!

    The limited edition Field Study Handbook, finelinen cover, hardback. Plus access to all our production updates.

    Kickstarter backers get a 20% discount (retail will be $110 USD + packing + shipping).

    Includes FREE shipping in the US.

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    The Field Study Handbook (2nd Edition)

    The Field Study Handbook, 2nd Edition, in a finelinen cover, hardback. Plus access to all our production updates.

    Kickstarter backers get a 10% discount off retail ($110 USD + packaging + shipping).

    Includes FREE shipping in the US.
    Scheduled to ship End June 2017.

    Includes:
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    The Handbook Patron Bundle!

    The big book + the little book, and provides a little extra support.

    Includes FREE shipping in the US.

    Includes:
    • The Field Study Handbook (finelinen, hardcover)
    • Sustainable Data (deboss softcover book)
    • Technical Illustrations Wallpaper Pack
    • Your name on the website as an official patron of the 1st edition
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    The Handbook (Studio D Edition)

    The Field Study Handbook, Studio D Edition, for those that appreciate the value of craft, culture and travel. With a sturdy clothbound hardcover, in saffron yellow with black deboss, and bookmark ribbon.

    Your name is added as a patron of the Studio D Edition.

    Includes FREE shipping in the US.
    Scheduled to ship End June 2017.

    Includes:
    • The Field Study Handbook, Studio D Edition
    • Your organisation's name on the website as a patron
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    TFSH Studio D Bundle

    The Field Study Handbook, Studio D Edition, for those that appreciate the value of craft, culture and travel. With a sturdy clothbound hardcover, in saffron yellow with black deboss, and bookmark ribbon. Plus Sustainable Data, print booklet.

    Your name is added as a patron of the Studio D Edition.

    Includes FREE shipping in the US.
    Scheduled to ship End June 2017.

    Includes:
    • The Field Study Handbook, Studio D Edition
    • Sustainable Data (deboss softcover book)
    • Your name on the website as a patron of the Studio D Edition.
    • Access to backer updates
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    Kashmir Travel Folio Bundle!

    The new Kashmir Travel Folio (retail value $168) is perfect for storing travel essentials and in-field note taking. Launched for this Kickstarter and Made in California by SDR Traveller.

    Includes FREE shipping in the US.

    Includes:
    • The Field Study Handbook (finelinen, hardcover)
    • Kashmir Travel Folio, by SDR Traveller
    • Technical Illustrations Wallpaper Pack
    • Sustainable Data (deboss softcover book)
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    The Bookshop Patron Bundle!

    We're offering a limited number of sets, of five copies of The Field Study Handbook and Sustainable Data at a ~35% discount off retail price, is perfect for bookshops. Your bookshop name is also added to the patrons page on our site.

    Includes FREE shipping in the US.

    Includes:
    • The Field Study Handbook (finelinen, hardcover)
    • Sustainable Data (deboss softcover book)
    • Technical Illustrations Wallpaper Pack
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    Field Study Illustrator Bundle!

    The Field Study Handbook + one collector's item original Kickstarter illustration signed by Lee John Phillips + Technical Illustration Wallpaper Pack.

    Includes FREE shipping in the US.

    Includes:
    • Original Kickstarter illustration, signed by Lee John Phillips
    • The Field Study Handbook (finelinen, hardcover)
    • Sustainable Data (deboss softcover book)
    • Technical Illustrations Wallpaper Pack
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    1M Hauly Heist Bundle!

    Occasionally, field work projects require volume cash transactions. The 1M Hauly Heist is designed for the discreet, comfortable carry of $1 million in new or used US banknotes, and includes a "faraday" liner to minimise the risk or radio frequency tracking. (This is a technical product and is typically bought by field staff working in higher risk environments).

    Includes FREE shipping in the US.

    Includes:
    • The Field Study Handbook (finelinen, hardcover)
    • 1M Hauly Heist, by SDR Traveller
    • Sustainable Data (deboss softcover book)
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    EPIC Conference Bundle!

    For professional field researchers, and those that want to become one - a ticket to EPIC conference (ticket value $750).

    Includes FREE shipping in the US.

    Includes:
    • The Field Study Handbook (finelinen, hardcover)
    • EPIC Conference 2017 Ticket, Montreal
    • Sustainable Data (deboss softcover book)
    • Technical Illustrations Wallpaper Pack
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    SDR Traveller Patron Bundle!

    A collection of ultralight SDR Traveller products. The D3 Duffel is an ultralight bag optimised for one-bag travel.

    Includes FREE shipping in the US.

    Includes:
    • The Field Study Handbook (finelinen, hardcover)
    • D3 Duffel (Raw finish), by SDR Traveller
    • Field Kit, Journal, by SDR Traveller
    • Utility Pouch, Black, by SDR Traveller
    • Sustainable Data (deboss softcover book)
    • Technical Illustrations Wallpaper Pack
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    Professional Field Kit!

    The Field Study Template Kit is a collection of over 50 essential templates, and comprehensive notes on usage, for running international field research. From recruiting international teams, navigating customs to teasing out the most insightful answers. Tried and tested the world over to run professional field work projects.

    Includes FREE shipping in the US.

    Includes:
    • The Field Study Handbook (finelinen, hardcover)
    • The Field Study Template Kit
    • Sustainable Data (deboss softcover book)
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    Field / Yoshino

    An intimate three-day retreat, hosted by the author, deep in Japan’s timber country, to discuss, learn and be inspired by the how-to and why-to of international field research.

    This reward includes retreat tickets, accommodation, breakfast and dinner + The Handbook Studio D Edition + Sustainable Data.

    3 nights: 16, 17th & 18th October.

    Strictly limited to nine attendees only.

    Books includes FREE shipping in the US, and ship in June.

    Includes:
    • The Field Study Handbook, Studio D Edition
    • Field / Yoshino (3-day Retreat in Japan)
    • Sustainable Data (deboss softcover book)
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    Field / Sichuan

    An intimate three-day retreat, hosted by the author, deep in Sichuan, China, to discuss, learn and be inspired by the how-to and why-to of international field research.

    This reward includes retreat tickets, accommodation, breakfast and dinner + The Handbook Studio D Edition + Sustainable Data.

    3 nights: 26th, 27th, 28th September, 2017.

    Strictly limited to 12 attendees. See campaign details for additional tickets.

    Books include FREE shipping in the US, and ship in June.

    Includes:
    • The Field Study Handbook, Studio D Edition
    • Field / Sichuan (3-day Retreat in Sichuan, China)
    • Sustainable Data (deboss softcover book)
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    In Person Lecture!

    I'll deliver a lecture to your studio, business, or school.

    Excludes authors travel expenses.

    Includes:
    • The Field Study Handbook (finelinen, hardcover)
    • Lecture by Jan Chipchase
    • Sustainable Data (deboss softcover book)
    • Technical Illustrations Wallpaper Pack
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    Borderlands Expedition!

    Join the author and my Russian speaking fixer for a two-week expedition to Tajikistan, to visit the borderlands of Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Western China. I'll show you resilient edge-of-grid communities, how to decode culture and help you see the world through fresh eyes (starts/ends in Osh, excludes your flights & insurance). See (and learn how to mitigate) risks.

    Includes:
    • The Field Study Handbook (finelinen, hardcover)
    • Borderlands Expedition
    • Sustainable Data (deboss softcover book)
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    Field Methods Workshop!

    A half-day workshop on the pioneering field study methods of Studio D, to be delivered anywhere in the world for up to 10 people + 10 copies of the Handbook.

    Excludes author's travel expenses.

    Includes:
    • 10× The Field Study Handbook (finelinen, hardcover)
    • Field Methods Workshop
    • Your organisation's name on the website as a patron
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