David on Earth creates content. We offer most of this content for free; it's our passion. We don't do this because we need money for food, cloths, or a place to sleep. We simply have no expectation of payment from anyone who enjoys what we do.
So, what content do we have?
- We have this website and its informative blog content about a hiker's life, tenured perspectives on nature conservation, and the benefits of staying active as we get older.
- We have a YouTube channel where we host all our video content, to include hiking and backpacking adventures, interviews with accomplished long distance hikers, advice on hiking adventure preparation, and informative gear reviews.
- We also have exclusive content on our Patreon page (this is one exception about payment for content). This includes hundreds of stock photos, an exhaustive hiking trip planning guide, and gear selection guides that will land you with the perfect gear the first time (saves you $$ on buying gear you won't use).
- We have a couple books published on Amazon - one about the Colorado Trail and one about getting the right nutrition on the trail.
But to be clear, what we do is not free to us. It takes time to produce all this content - a lot of time - on top of full-time work and other life obligations. And we use (expensive) equipment and have other expenses: camera equipment, hiking gear, audio equipment, computers, transportation costs, web hosting fees, production software, etc.
The more support we have to continue, the more likely we will do this for a long time to come... and increase the quality and quantity.
And so, with humility (and honestly, with much reservation), we set up this page for those who feel they would like to help us offset the cost of providing our content. Some people just want to be a blessing - this is for you.
All donations go to our PayPal account and are used exclusively toward the creation of the content you enjoy. (You don't need a PayPal account to donate - just choose the "Pay With Debt or Credit Card" option when the system takes you to PayPal)
Thank you, so much, for believing in what we do and the support you give to us!! Every day we are overwhelmed with gratitude!