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Alderleaf Wilderness College

  • Aug 23, Burdock
    Learn about the edible and medicinal uses of the common burdock plant.
    - 27 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.
    - 54 days ago 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 -
  • Apr 27, Stinging Nettle
    Learn about stinging nettle - a wild food, natural garden fertilizer, strong fiber, and more...
    - 27 Apr 17, 7:13pm -

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

Survival & Prepping Chat + Fire Preps From Battlbox

- 2 days ago 18 Sep 17, 2:20am -
Cool Product To Black Out Windows If You Bug In!

- 7 days ago 13 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
Reality Survival Ranch #8 - NEW DOGS & Log Chains - Making Way For The Chickens!

- 10 days ago 10 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
Viewing Pronghorn Antelope In Their Natural Habitat

- 12 days ago 8 Sep 17, 3:50pm -
How To Prepare For A Hurricane - #hurricaneirma

- 13 days ago 7 Sep 17, 4:42am -
Survival Myth - Tampons In Your Blow Out Kit?

- 15 days ago 5 Sep 17, 12:00pm -

Ultimate Survival Tips

E6: Fishing in Peru - BUSHCRAFT and BOWS - Jungle Tree House - 10,000 Parrots

- 6 days ago 14 Sep 17, 10:33pm -
NEW! SURVIVAL / HUNTING / CAMPING Gear @ Great American Outdoor Show

- 12 days ago 7 Sep 17, 11:00pm -
New! HENNESSY HAMMOCK - REVIEW + Quick Set-Up TIPS - Best Hammock?

- 30 days ago 20 Aug 17, 11:00pm -
Ruger 10/22 or Henry AR 7 Survival .22 - Which Do You Need?

- 41 days ago 10 Aug 17, 6:30pm -
HOW to SHARPEN a RE-CURVE KNIFE BLADE - LIKE a BOSS!!!!

- 47 days ago 3 Aug 17, 11:00pm -
EASY! Squirrel Pole Snare Set-Up - SURVIVAL TRAPS / SNARES 101

- 49 days ago 1 Aug 17, 11:30pm -