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Alderleaf Wilderness College

  • Feb 1, Human Tracking Course
    This human tracking course teaches tracking skills as applied to detecting, interpreting, preserving and following sign of the passage of humans, be they lost, missing or evasive.
    - 24 days ago 1 Feb 17, 10:16pm -
  • Jan 27, Survival Clothing
    One of the most vital pieces of life-saving outdoor gear is survival clothing - clothing that performs well in the wilderness. Learn about specific types and principles of effective outdoor clothing.
    - 30 days ago 27 Jan 17, 7:47pm -
  • Dec 29, Cattail Plants - Friend of the Forager, Bushcrafter, and Basket-Maker
    Information on the edible, medicinal, and survival uses of cattail; plus step-by-step instructions on plaited cattail basket making.
    - 58 days ago 29 Dec 16, 11:31pm -
  • Nov 29, Homesteading Skills Course
    Learn about canning, small animal systems, creating new things from old, useful wild plants, fermented foods and more in this packed weekend introduction to basic homesteading skills course.
    - 89 days ago 29 Nov 16, 8:39pm -
  • Nov 22, Black Walnut Tree
    Learn about the black walnut tree, an incredibly valuable tree for food, wildlife habitat, specialty lumber, and as a versatile addition to permaculture systems.
    - 95 days ago 23 Nov 16, 12:46am -

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…
    - 44 days ago 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

Arctic Survival Tip: How To Make A Snow Generator

- 19 hours ago 25 Feb 17, 3:00pm -
Survival Myth: Bear Spray VS Self Defense Pepper Spray

- 2 days ago 24 Feb 17, 3:00pm -
ZODI Outback Gear Extreme SC Hot Shower Field Test

- 3 days ago 23 Feb 17, 3:00pm -
Shwell11 Interview - He Is Not A "Prepper"

- 3 days ago 23 Feb 17, 3:29am -
Survival Myth: Can you filter out viruses?

- 5 days ago 21 Feb 17, 3:00pm -
How To Start A Prepper Group

- 6 days ago 20 Feb 17, 3:00pm -

Ultimate Survival Tips

Survival Kit - Quick Tip #1: Best Bug Out Bag Book

- 4 days ago 22 Feb 17, 8:16pm -
"Kid" Survival - Lilly and Dad - Build Bushcraft Camp for Beginners - V1

- 7 days ago 19 Feb 17, 6:00pm -
"Dual Survival" WINTER Overnight - Bushcraft CAVE Camp + Survival Kit / Gear Review

- 10 days ago 15 Feb 17, 11:14pm -
17 NEW Bug Out Packs / CCW Tactical Bags / Survival Kit Pouches and Other MAXPEDITION Gear for 2017

- 14 days ago 12 Feb 17, 9:00pm -
NEW! 7 Epic Bushcraft / Survival Knives YOU Need (to See) in 2017

- 15 days ago 11 Feb 17, 9:33pm -
Best BROWNING .22 Caliber Survival / Hunting Pistol - CRUSHES Your Rifle

- 16 days ago 10 Feb 17, 8:26pm -