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Alderleaf Wilderness College

  • Dec 15, Wolverine Tracks and Sign
    Learn how to identify wolverine tracks & sign and other fascinating information about this elusive carnivore.
    - 39 days ago 16 Dec 17, 1:13am -
  • Nov 20, Autumn Olive
    Autumn olive is a shrub the straddles the line between multi-use permaculture plant and problematic invasive.
    - 64 days ago 21 Nov 17, 12:38am -
  • Sep 21, Hand Drill Fire
    Learn how to make a hand drill fire, one of the most elemental ways to start a fire.
    - 21 Sep 17, 6:52pm -
  • Aug 23, Burdock
    Learn about the edible and medicinal uses of the common burdock plant.
    - 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 -

Brians Backbacking Blog

  • 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…
    - 17 days ago 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 -
  • 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 -

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 and Prepping Question Of The Week - Expiration Dates?

- 46 mins ago 23 Jan 18, 1:00pm -
Top 10 Tools For Wilderness Survival - 1 Glaring Omission!

- 2 days ago 21 Jan 18, 1:00pm -
Laser PRK For your eyeballs! One very important medical prep!

- 3 days ago 20 Jan 18, 1:00pm -
How To Survive Youtube's War on Small Channels!

- 3 days ago 20 Jan 18, 2:37am -
Top 15 Ways To Reduce Your Chances Of Getting The Flu!

- 4 days ago 19 Jan 18, 1:00pm -
Brightest EDC Tactical Flashlight! - Olight M2R Warrior

- 5 days ago 18 Jan 18, 1:00pm -

Ultimate Survival Tips

Survival QUICK TIP #5: "Magic" Birch Bark Fire - Could Save Your Life

- 7 days ago 16 Jan 18, 10:24pm -
KNIFE QUEST - 10 Best MORA Knives for Survival / Bushcraft / Camping / Hunting

- 46 days ago 8 Dec 17, 2:06am -
WHAT!!? Blowing Up a $7 and $700 Folding Knife - Bigfoot / Knife Ninja and the Samurai Pocket Blade

- 68 days ago 17 Nov 17, 1:12am -
My Favorite New SURVIVAL BOOK - Extreme Wilderness Survival

- 69 days ago 15 Nov 17, 2:19am -
KNIFE QUEST - Top 10 Survival Knives - Mora / Gerber / ESEE / TOPS / Ka-Bar - Best Blades

- 77 days ago 7 Nov 17, 11:03pm -
KNIFE QUEST - Top 10 Pocket Knives (Under 3oz) - 10 Reviews / 10 Minutes

- 87 days ago 28 Oct 17, 4:36am -