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Alderleaf Wilderness College

  • May 24, Fire Piston
    Learn about the fire piston - a tool for fire starting that has prehistoric origins and is still in use today because of its effectiveness and portability.
    - 58 days ago 24 May 17, 10:16pm -
  • May 23, Wilderness Survival Instructor Training
    Get the Skills to Be a Wilderness Survival Instructor through the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program.
    - 59 days ago 24 May 17, 1:59am -
  • Apr 27, Stinging Nettle
    Learn about stinging nettle - a wild food, natural garden fertilizer, strong fiber, and more...
    - 85 days ago 27 Apr 17, 7:13pm -
  • Mar 29, Human Tracking
    Learn about the basics of human tracking - one of the oldest skills on earth, which continues to be used for search & rescue, law enforcement, and military purposes.
    - 29 Mar 17, 7:04pm -
  • Mar 21, Position Announcements
    Check out the latest job openings / position announcements at Alderleaf!
    - 21 Mar 17, 4:57pm -

Brians Backbacking Blog

  • Why Do You Hike?
    It’s a pretty simple question, but have you ever stopped to really think about it? What is it about hiking and backpacking that motivates you enough to go outside, give up the so called ‘comforts’ of home, and sleep outdoors? Is it the sense of…
    - 13 Jan 17, 1:56am -
  • Hiking with Dogs: Food and Gear Packing List
    Last month I wrote about transitioning my chocolate lab, and hiking partner, Coco to the Merrick Backcountry raw infused dog food line. That spurred a flurry of emails and questions via social media asking about hiking gear and packing lists for dog…
    - 26 Jul 15, 11:19pm -
  • Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Dog Food
    I’ve noticed that as my chocolate lab Coco has gotten older her eating habits have changed. We rescued Coco as a young dog approximately two years old so we never really had her as a puppy. When she was young she would devour any amount of food tha…
    - 22 Jun 15, 12:34am -
  • The ‘BGET’ Esbit Tray Stove is Now in Production
    Ever since I first posted about my frustration with Esbit fuel tablets (more than four years ago now) and my eventual solution of developing a more efficient Esbit tray stove, I have received a steady stream of emails from readers asking if I could m…
    - 27 May 15, 7:24pm -
  • Compass Caddy Review
    Here’s a clever little Kickstarter project called the Compass Caddy. It let’s you carry your baseplate compass right on your trekking pole so that it’s easily accessible and ready for navigation while you’re hiking. The Compass Caddy is the b…
    - 19 May 15, 7:37pm -

Peak Survival

Wise Company: 2 Week Deluxe Emergency Survival Kit

- 30 Mar 16, 10:18am -
Emberlit Fire Starting Kit & Tools

- 28 Mar 16, 11:11pm -
US Army 18 Man MRE Ration Packs

- 15 Mar 16, 1:15pm -
PREPPERS Radiation Meter

- 12 Mar 16, 7:48pm -
Car Vehicle Emergency Survival Kit: Wise Company

- 11 Mar 16, 12:08pm -
COMMUNICATION: Hand Crank Field telephones

- 10 Mar 16, 11:58am -

Reality Survival

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies - Survival and Prepping Chat

- 2 days ago 20 Jul 17, 2:22am -
One Sweet Survival Knife! The Utica UTK-B6

- 5 days ago 17 Jul 17, 4:13am -
How To Build A Nested Faraday Cage - Protect your Electronics From An EMP

- 9 days ago 13 Jul 17, 4:03am -
Reality Survival Ranch Ep#7 - Stretching Woven Wire Fence

- 13 days ago 9 Jul 17, 7:37am -
Smith & Wesson M&P Sport 2 AR-15 - First Shots & Impressions

- 15 days ago 7 Jul 17, 2:56am -
Most Prepper First Aid Kits Fall Short - Survival and Prepping Chat

- 16 days ago 6 Jul 17, 2:16am -

Ultimate Survival Tips

SURVIVAL TRAPS 101 - DIY: Primitive LIVE Trap - FRESH Meat for HARD TIMES

- 1 day ago 20 Jul 17, 11:00pm -
NEW! SURVIVAL / BUG OUT - Air Pollution / OUTBREAK Protection for Your Lungs - INVERSION 2.0

- 3 days ago 19 Jul 17, 1:49am -
BEST .22 Caliber AIR RIFLE Under $200? - Hunting / Camping / Survival Gun - FUN to SHOOT

- 9 days ago 13 Jul 17, 6:30pm -
The LAST WATER BOTTLE - YOU WILL EVER NEED - Is It TRUE? FULL REVIEW

- 13 days ago 9 Jul 17, 6:00pm -
Solo - UltraLight Camping / Survival Shelter: Military Poncho - Plow Point Tent

- 15 days ago 6 Jul 17, 10:30pm -
3 WAYS to TIE the MOST USEFUL KNOT in the WORLD - Bowline

- 19 days ago 2 Jul 17, 10:30pm -