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Funding an Expedition

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Jul 15, 2013. 10 Replies

Hello Gentlemen,I've recently attempted to embark on a career path in exploration (yes it does still exist, though I wouldn't blame you for thinking me crazy).I've recently been able to get in…Continue

 

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David F. replied to George James Tricks's discussion Funding an Expedition
"I still back the blog idea.  You may not have kickstarter but if you can blog and get a donate here button you can still do this. Blog about the Empty Quarter of Oman, link to Nat Geo / Pintrest  Blog about Leopard Cubs.   Blog about…"
Jul 15, 2013
George James Tricks replied to TKM's discussion What Colour/Pattern goes with....
"As far as neckties go, it's really a case of trial and error. It also depends on if the shirt itself has a pattern, if it does try and put the pattern into a "Pattern Type". For example, if the shirt has a "bold" pattern…"
Jul 15, 2013
George James Tricks replied to George James Tricks's discussion Funding an Expedition
"I have to raise the money (although they also want a £500 deposit that they failed to mention before hand -_-). They expedition is bound for the empty quarter in Oman. Part of the expedition is about caring for abandoned Leopard cubs but the…"
Jul 14, 2013
David replied to George James Tricks's discussion Funding an Expedition
"Just to be clear, you have to "raise" or do you have to "pay"?  If raise,try Kickstarter, like the others said.  If pay, take out a small loan.   What's this expedition all about?  Something exciting I…"
Jul 13, 2013
Adam Birch replied to George James Tricks's discussion Funding an Expedition
"A kickstarter like service is, as others have said, a good bet. You could offer rewards like post cards, expedition notes, photographs, etc depending on the level of backer."
Jul 9, 2013
David F. replied to George James Tricks's discussion Funding an Expedition
"As others have said Kickstarter or other such funding thing.  The trick here is that you need to build an interesting story that people can get behind.  You need to develop an online persona that people will like.  You should have a…"
Jul 8, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to George James Tricks's discussion Funding an Expedition
"To be honest I don't know a thing about Kickstarter. . . I know there are some other sites like that and I don't know the names of them. A friend of mine just sent me a link the other day about a company building a programmable guitar…"
Jul 6, 2013
Liam Strain replied to George James Tricks's discussion Funding an Expedition
"It could be. The idea has been implemented by other companies as well. And there is no reason he could not use the same idea of social media + benefit/rewards for investors in general on his own. Kickstarter just makes it easy"
Jul 5, 2013
D.J. replied to George James Tricks's discussion Funding an Expedition
"I think Kickstarter is for Americans only. I could be wrong. "
Jul 5, 2013
Liam Strain replied to George James Tricks's discussion Funding an Expedition
"I agree - try kickstarter - if there is sufficient value to your donators (blog, perks, postcards, etc.) - it can be a good way. There are other similar services out there as well. "
Jul 5, 2013
Brian W. Barrett replied to George James Tricks's discussion Funding an Expedition
"Check out Kickstarter"
Jul 5, 2013
George James Tricks posted a discussion

Funding an Expedition

Hello Gentlemen,I've recently attempted to embark on a career path in exploration (yes it does still exist, though I wouldn't blame you for thinking me crazy).I've recently been able to get in contact with a society that offers internships for the career, however one of the stepping stones towards the internship is actually going on an expedition with them. To do this I have to raise (roughly) £4000. Therefore, my question to you is: How in the name of all that is holy can I raise that much…See More
Jul 5, 2013
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Interests
Languages, books, archery, rifle shooting, weightlifting, boxing, camping, chess, cards, politics, documentaries, films, Sailing.
Books
The Flashman papers (George Macdonald Fraser), the Bond novels (Ian Fleming), a classical education (Caroline Taggart), Tom Brown's school days (Thomas Hughes), The Art of War (Sun Tzu), By the Sword (Richard Cohen), The Dictionary of Espionage (Christopher Dobson and Ronald Payne), to name but a few.
Movies
Basically, I've just looked at my dvd collection and have decided that there are far too many to name. However, to put them in a nutshell, if the above books are films, then I have them on dvd.
Music
Classical, Swing, Rock and Roll, Jazz, and anything else except screamo. No offense meant to anyone who DOES enjoy it, however I do not believe it counts as a form of music, it's just noise.

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