Support my work

Thank you for wanting to support my work here on Dirtbag Hiker, it means a lot to me. Through your support and the support of others like you, I can continue to hike, write, and create content you hopefully find useful. There are many ways you can help support this site.

Shop Affiliate Links

If you already shop Amazon or REI, then the easiest way to help support this site is to reach these sites through one of the affiliate links found throughout the site. Shopping through an affiliate link doesn’t change the prices you pay for items on these sites, but a small percentage of the sale will go to supporting this site.

To shop on Amazon, click here…
To shop on REI, click here…

Purchase My eBooks

As a backpacking writer and photographer, I have written and am always writing about the topic of backpacking. The following eBooks are currently available or will become available shortly.

Dirtbag Hiker’s Guide to Backpacking (available November 2018)


Hiking My Way to Health (available February 2019)


Note: All eBooks become available to all patrons at the $5 per month or higher level.

Become a Patron

Historically, a patron was a wealthy or influential supporter of an artist or writer. Today, rather than rely on a single wealthy patron, it is possible for an artist/writer to crowdsource that patronage. The platform Patreon allows content producers such as myself to interact with my significant supports. For as little as $1 per you can support my work here on Dirtbag Hiker and gain access to members only content. Rewards, i.e., locked content, is available based on the level of support you select. For example, while a $1 per month pledge unlocks most content, items like PDF versions of checklists are only available to those who pledge $5 or more per month.

To learn more about my Patreon support system, please visit here…

Make a Onetime Contribution

Want to make a one-time contribution to the running and maintaining of this site, then I have an option for you too! I will graciously accept one-time payments through PayPal. To contribute, just send payment to

Note: a one-time contribution does not unlike member only content.

Buy a Print

While the writing on Dirtbag Hiker is the primary focus, I am also a photographer and have made most of the images used on this blog available for purchase. Purchasing a print not only gives you a beautiful piece of art, but it also helps to support this website. In addition, there are more images available for purchase that are on the website, so it is worth a look as you may see something you like!

To view my online image library, click here…