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Alderleaf Wilderness College

  • Aug 9, Alderleaf Alumni
    Learn about what graduates have done after attending the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program.
    - 6 days ago 9 Aug 18, 4:56pm -
  • Jul 27, Survival Gear Checklist
    Learn about the Ten Essential Systems for a survival gear checklist that can make the difference in surviving a challenging outdoor situation.
    - 19 days ago 28 Jul 18, 12:52am -
  • Jun 22, Seaweed Recipes
    Check out some of the seaweed recipes we share with students in our core programs when we teach about wild edible seaweeds on our marine ecology field trips to the coast.
    - 54 days ago 22 Jun 18, 7:12pm -
  • May 15, Atlatl
    Learn how to make an atlatl - an ancient survival projectile weapon for hunting and sport that pre-dates the bow & arrow.
    - 92 days ago 15 May 18, 11:28pm -
  • May 4, Alderleaf Open House
    Join us for a free, family-friendly event to get a taste of what we offer at Alderleaf! Demonstrations and activities are led by our Advanced Wilderness Skills Program students.
    - 4 May 18, 7:00pm -

Brians Backbacking Blog

  • Gear Testing: Rugged Solar Charging Power Packs
    Odd timing, but I have been sent several different ruggedized, solar-powered, portable power banks recently. Maybe it’s a new year thing, beats me. I’ll admit that I’m not really the type of person that carries around a spare power bank for my…
    - 28 Jan 18, 9:44pm -
  • The BBB Challenge Morale Patch
    There’s been a lot of online chatter lately about how to earn one of my BBB morale patches and “The BBB Challenge”. You may have heard it mentioned on the latest episode of the Red Teams Podcast, but there’s not much I can say right now. Expe…
    - 7 Jan 18, 1:33am -
  • 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 -

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

Easy Way To Build Chicken Nesting Boxes!

- 4 days ago 12 Aug 18, 12:57am -
6 Month Update On The Inergy Kodiak Solar Generator

- 10 days ago 6 Aug 18, 12:29am -
What Will Other Countries Do If SHTF in THE USA?

- 13 days ago 2 Aug 18, 11:28pm -
List Of Basic Long Range Shooting Gear

- 18 days ago 28 Jul 18, 9:11pm -
Preppers Do You Own The Night?

- 21 days ago 26 Jul 18, 6:58am -
Ghillie Suit For Preppers from North Mountain Gear

- 28 days ago 19 Jul 18, 4:50am -

Ultimate Survival Tips

WOW! Atmos Backpack Survival Longbow - BEST Bug Out / Hunting / Archery Bow Ever? You Decide...

- 96 days ago 12 May 18, 12:30am -
BEST TENTS: 2 Backpack BUDGET Tents from ALPS Mountaineering

- 26 Apr 18, 11:11pm -
TSA Compliant Travel KIT - 37 Items You Can Fly With

- 30 Mar 18, 12:08am -
ULTIMATE SURVIVAL CHALLENGE : Who Will Win this MSK-1 Knife

- 15 Mar 18, 10:36pm -
NICE! Ultra Light - Seek Ouside REDCLIFF Tipi Overnight

- 28 Feb 18, 12:00am -
GEAR QUEST: 7 Reasons You Need MERINO WOOL Cloths - Is it BETTER Than COTTON and Nylon

- 1 Feb 18, 9:19pm -