Why donate to BCP? You're certainly not obligated to donate -- This site has been and will continue to be free of charge. We do have costs, however, and those costs increase with more members and more traffic to the server. The ads you see on the site help to cover costs, but the time spent on developing the site code, keeping spammers out, helping members with account issues, moderating the forum, and generating fun content to read (and rewarding those who contribute articles) all has a cost associated with it.
In addition to directly supporting the site, we donate a portion of all proceeds to active backcountry flying advocacy groups like the Recreational Aviation Foundation, the Idaho Aviation Foundation, the Columbia Seaplane Pilots' Association, and other soon to be announced groups.
If you feel inspired to help out, we greatly appreciate it. Any amount is appropriate. Thanks!