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Alderleaf Wilderness College

  • Aug 26, Survival Fish Trap
    This survival fish trap is a very old method for catching fish. In this article we show how to build and use this trap.
    - 59 days ago 27 Aug 20, 1:39am -
  • May 27, Compost Tea Recipe
    Learn how to make organic fertilizer using a compost tea recipe.
    - 28 May 20, 12:47am -
  • Apr 26, Survival Stone Tools Video
    Learn how to make a quick stone blade for wilderness survival uses.
    - 26 Apr 20, 10:29pm -
  • Mar 25, Amphibian Eggs
    Learn to identify amphibian eggs & egg masses of frogs and salamanders found in western Washington lowlands.
    - 26 Mar 20, 12:58am -
  • Feb 25, Building a Survival Shelter
    Exposure is the most common danger in survival situations and building a survival shelter is one of the primary tools used to mitigate that threat.
    - 26 Feb 20, 12:10am -

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

COVID-19 Survival: Lockdown Psychology

- 12 May 20, 7:14pm -
Building Resilience: The key to surviving

- 8 May 20, 11:07am -
Survival Training: FIGHT - FLIGHT - FREEZE (How would you respond)

- 5 May 20, 10:05pm -
Ultralight Camping: The LIGHTEST Tents in the WORLD

- 1 May 20, 8:16pm -
How to Season Firewood Properly

- 27 Apr 20, 6:23pm -
What to do if your Car Battery is Flat? (3 Ways to Start your car)

- 18 Apr 20, 8:25pm -

Reality Survival

Election Craziness?

- 16 hours ago 24 Oct 20, 6:59pm -
It had to go...

- 13 days ago 12 Oct 20, 3:03am -
First look at the RK55 Tractor

- 21 days ago 4 Oct 20, 12:10am -
The wood burning boiler and lower pasture.

- 25 days ago 30 Sep 20, 10:23pm -
The modern homestead’s pond

- 27 days ago 28 Sep 20, 1:06pm -
The new homestead shop

- 28 days ago 27 Sep 20, 9:43pm -

Ultimate Survival Tips

NEW! Long Term Food Storage: DIY Bulk Packaging Emergency / Survival / Disaster / Bug Out Food Kit

- 21 days ago 4 Oct 20, 9:00am -
#071: Bugging Out: When To Go? When To Stay? Are You Ready? Let’s Talk About It.

- 24 days ago 1 Oct 20, 9:00am -
USA National Security Threats: Is Your Survival Being Threatened Online? Truth / Lies / Myths

- 37 days ago 18 Sep 20, 9:19pm -
#070: 7 Keys to Help You Avoid An Attack. Survival Self Defense - Part 1

- 39 days ago 16 Sep 20, 4:00pm -
Tom Brown Tracker Knife - Survival Knife / Hatchet / Throwing Blade - BUT, Is It GOOD or BAD?

- 46 days ago 9 Sep 20, 10:28pm -
#069: Top 10 USA Survival Threats - You Need to Prepare For Now! China/Socialism/Police/Riots +More

- 51 days ago 3 Sep 20, 11:27pm -