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Alderleaf Wilderness College

  • Nov 8, Wildlife Trailing Course
    Learn how to locate fresh animal sign; follow the tracks and subtle clues, and find the animal, approaching without alerting them at this Wildlife Trailing Course.
    - 7 days ago 9 Nov 18, 1:11am -
  • Nov 8, Survival and Tracking for Hunters Course
    Learn wilderness survival and wildlife tracking skills specifically applicable to hunting. Survival skills are key for backcountry hunts, while wildlife tracking skills allow you to find game more efficiently.
    - 7 days ago 8 Nov 18, 11:41pm -
  • Nov 7, Mushroom Cultivation Class
    Learn how to grow your own mushrooms - both wild and popular culinary varieties - including shiitake, stropharia, and oyster mushrooms - at our Mushroom Cultivation Class.
    - 8 days ago 7 Nov 18, 7:30pm -
  • Nov 6, Primitive Hunting Tools Course
    Learn how to build an atlatl, bola, rabbit stick, sling, and quickie survival bow at the Primitive Hunting Tools Course.
    - 9 days ago 7 Nov 18, 12:12am -
  • Sep 19, Bear Attacks
    Learn what to do for different types of bear attacks, as well as preventative measures. Bear awareness and knowledge helps ensure your time in the outdoors is well spent and safe.
    - 57 days ago 19 Sep 18, 7:14pm -

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

BioScarf - A Dual Use Item For Preppers!

- 3 days ago 12 Nov 18, 8:09pm -
Bushcraft Basics & Survival and Prepping Chat

- 5 days ago 11 Nov 18, 2:28am -
Olight R50 Seeker - A Great LED Flashlight!

- 11 days ago 5 Nov 18, 1:36am -
Pros & Cons of Bugging Out On A Waterway

- 12 days ago 3 Nov 18, 11:29pm -
The Top 8 States To Buy A Bug Out Retreat Location

- 13 days ago 3 Nov 18, 2:24am -
How To Bug Out Of The City If SHTF

- 21 days ago 26 Oct 18, 1:02am -

Ultimate Survival Tips

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

- 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 -

- 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 -