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Screw picket fences. Live your best life. Sleep in the dirt.

Hi! I’m Tim Mathis. That’s my wife Angel.

Do you daydream about sleeping in the woods, spending winters in Mexico, or participating in countercultural revolutions? I write about travel, the outdoors and the meaning of life for people like you.

I’ve written a couple of books: The Dirtbag's Guide to Life, and I Hope I Was Wrong About Eternal Damnation: An Absolutely True Memoir. Have a look. You might like them. I'm working on more.

My writing's also been featured in publications like Trail Runner, Grit City, and The Intrepid Times. I’ve been interviewed on The Art of Manliness podcast among others, and I have won awards for my short travel writing.  

Send me a message through the form on the About page if you'd like to connect.

Would you like to be delighted and entertained once every few weeks?

I know that email lists can be spammy and annoying, but it’s actually a pretty good way to stay in touch with your favorite local indie author. Social media is toxic. There’s no such thing as an RSS feed anymore. So, I write things and send them to your email address. Think about signing up for the list. You’ll get the free eBook next to this blurb. You'll also get an email every few weeks with new creations about travel, the outdoors, and the meaning of life. I attach my sense of self-worth to my high open rates, so I do the best I can. I'll never ask you for money, although I do secretly hope that my emails will make you want to buy my books.

“I see the "How on Earth do you make this happen?" question in various groups all the time. I'd love to just get this guide out there in response!” 

Heather "Anish" Anderson, 2019 National Geographic Explorer of the Year on "The Dirtbag's Guide to Life"

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