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Alderleaf Wilderness College

  • 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.
    - 3 days ago 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.
    - 4 days ago 24 May 17, 1:59am -
  • Apr 27, Stinging Nettle
    Learn about stinging nettle - a wild food, natural garden fertilizer, strong fiber, and more...
    - 30 days ago 27 Apr 17, 7:13pm -
  • Mar 29, Human Tracking
    Learn about the basics of human tracking - one of the oldest skills on earth, which continues to be used for search & rescue, law enforcement, and military purposes.
    - 59 days ago 29 Mar 17, 7:04pm -
  • Mar 21, Position Announcements
    Check out the latest job openings / position announcements at Alderleaf!
    - 67 days ago 21 Mar 17, 4:57pm -

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

Top 10 Things That Could Cause SHTF

- 3 days ago 25 May 17, 12:00pm -
UN Troops Set To Invade The USA!

- 4 days ago 24 May 17, 1:00pm -
No Set Bug Out Location? Here are some options! Use P.A.C.E.

- 5 days ago 23 May 17, 2:00pm -
7 Tips To Avoid An Urban Terrorist Attack - At Concerts, Sporting Events, Etc

- 5 days ago 22 May 17, 3:37pm -
Vehicle EDC - Winter Extrication Items

- 8 days ago 19 May 17, 9:49pm -
Reality Survival Ranch Ep #3 - Propane Tank Is Installed

- 12 days ago 16 May 17, 5:32am -

Ultimate Survival Tips

ONE Deadfall Trap YOU Need to Know - for Survival - Split-Stick FIGURE FOUR - Survival Traps 101

- 2 days ago 25 May 17, 8:32pm -
$17 Opinel Folder VS $150 "Mystery" Knife - Which is Best for Survival / Bushcraft?

- 9 days ago 19 May 17, 12:30am -
14 KEYS to KNIFE SAFETY and Handling - You Need to Know

- 12 days ago 15 May 17, 10:44pm -
HANDMADE Bushcraft Survival Knives - Meet the Jungle Puukko

- 47 days ago 10 Apr 17, 5:38pm -
NEW! TOPS Hammer Hawk + 2 More Mind-Blowing Knives - SHOT Show 2017

- 62 days ago 26 Mar 17, 6:30pm -
NEW! Shoot .22 Ammo in Your AR 15 Rifle - CMMG 22LR Bravo Kit

- 65 days ago 23 Mar 17, 10:55pm -