Find Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Bookmark & Share Subscribe to Feed

Alderleaf Wilderness College

  • Sep 21, Hand Drill Fire
    Learn how to make a hand drill fire, one of the most elemental ways to start a fire.
    - 57 days ago 21 Sep 17, 6:52pm -
  • Aug 23, Burdock
    Learn about the edible and medicinal uses of the common burdock plant.
    - 86 days ago 24 Aug 17, 12:47am -
  • Jul 27, Garter Snakes of Western Washington
    Learn about the three species of garter snakes that occur in Western Washington.
    - 27 Jul 17, 11:52pm -
  • 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.
    - 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.
    - 24 May 17, 1:59am -

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

Most Overlooked Medical Item For Preppers

- 1 day ago 16 Nov 17, 1:49pm -
Sweet Survival Kits By VSSL Gear!

- 5 days ago 12 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
How To Survive A Dog Attack

- 7 days ago 10 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
4 Phases Of A FEMA Camp Internee In SHTF

- 10 days ago 8 Nov 17, 3:29am -
Reality Survival Ranch #9 - 300 Gallon Gasoline Tank Ready To Fill!

- 15 days ago 2 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
DIY Emergency Survival Water Filter

- 17 days ago 31 Oct 17, 12:00pm -

Ultimate Survival Tips

Bigfoot / Knife Ninja and the $700 Samurai Folder - $7 vs. $700 Blade - Best Folding Pocket Knife?

- 22 hours ago 17 Nov 17, 1:12am -
EXTREME WILDERNESS SURVIVAL - Do You Need It? - GREAT GIFT Idea?

- 3 days ago 15 Nov 17, 2:19am -
10 Sweet Survival Knives (You Need) - Mora / Gerber / ESEE / TOPS / Ka-Bar - Best Blades

- 10 days ago 7 Nov 17, 11:03pm -
NEW! Top 10 EDC Pocket Knives (You Need) - Which is BEST for Everyday Carry? Review

- 21 days ago 28 Oct 17, 4:36am -
2-DAY TEST - Ghostek NRG Camper - Solar Bug Out Backpack - REVIEW

- 58 days ago 20 Sep 17, 11:00pm -
EPIC Jungle ADVENTURE! Amazon Monster Fishing / Island of Monkeys / Parrot SWARM / Tarzan Tree House

- 64 days ago 14 Sep 17, 10:33pm -