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A 1305-mile walk across Turkey, from Aegean to Iran. Why? To get to know it, again, and show it to others via books and photos.
A 1305-mile walk across Turkey, from Aegean to Iran. Why? To get to know it, again, and show it to others via books and photos.
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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Litter the world with your name: I'll print out a list of all my backers, from $1 on up, and (discretely) bury that list on the side of the road somewhere in Turkey. Bonus: Find that list, dig it up, and return it to me, and I'll refund your $1.

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    Get karma points: Your name gets included in the list of backers on the Heathen Pilgrim website, plus I owe you my eternal gratitude.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Sponsor a particular mile of the walk: You choose which particular mile, or I'll recommend one. Get a picture postcard I'll take on that mile. Plus your name on the website.

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    Two ebooks + a mile: "Turkey on 12 Miles a Day" and "Walking Turkey" in ebook format. Plus sponsorship/postcard of a particular mile + your name on the website.

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    Pledge $36 or more About $36

    Get social: Package of 3 sponsored miles. One mile for you, and 2 for your friends. You choose which particular miles, or I'll recommend some. You and your friends get picture postcards I'll take on those miles. Plus all 3 of your names on the website.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Two autographed paperbacks + two ebooks + a mile: Signed copies of "Turkey on 12 Miles a Day" and "Walking Turkey." Plus both books in ebook format + sponsorship/postcard of a particular mile + your name on the website.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Get social: Two autographed paperbacks + ebooks for you and four friends + five miles: One set of signed copies of "Turkey on 12 Miles a Day" and "Walking Turkey" for you. Plus you and four of your friends get all four books in ebook format + sponsorships/postcards of five particular miles (one for you and four for your friends) + your names on the website.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Get social: Kickstarter exclusive: Package of 10 sponsored miles + ebooks for you and nine friends. One mile for you, and 9 for your friends. You choose which particular miles, or I'll recommend some. You and your friends get picture postcards I'll take on those miles. Plus all 10 of you get all four books in ebook format + your names on the website.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Kickstarter exclusive: The trip journal, including copies of my handwritten notes and favorite photos taken during the trip. Printing and binding will be full-color, coffee-table quality. Plus one set of all four books in ebook format + sponsorship/postcard of a particular mile + your name on the website.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Get social: Four autographed hardbacks + four sets of ebooks + four miles: One set of signed copies of all four books for you. Photo books' printing and binding will be full-color, coffee-table quality. Plus you and three friends get all four books in ebook format + sponsorships/postcards of four particular miles (one for you and three for your friends) + your names on the website.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Speech, speech! You organize the event and gather the people, be they 10 or 10,000. I'll come talk about the trip when the walk is finished. My travel expenses are on me. Limited to locations in Europe, North America, and Turkey. Plus you and all of your guests get all four books in ebook format + you get sponsorship/postcard of one particular mile + your name on the website.

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Celebrate the end of the trip: Your name gets written on a glass bottle, the bottle gets broken on the road at the Turkey/Iran border, and I mail the shards, and some photos and videos of the glass breaking ceremony, back to you. Plus one set of signed copies of all four of the books + sponsorship/postcard of one particular mile + your name on the website.

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Bespoke book: A book researched and written exclusively for you. It will be your book, never available to anyone but you and the people you want to give it to. It will be on any Turkey-related topic of your choosing. Printing and binding will be full-color, coffee-table quality. You'll get four copies -- one copy for you to keep, three for you to give to your friends. Plus four sets of all four public ebooks + sponsorships/postcards of four particular miles (one for you and three for your friends) + your names on the website.

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