Essential Wilderness Survival Skills - What You Need to Know to Stay Alive in the Outdoors
7 Modules - 12 Videos - 9 Handout Booklets
Transform your experience with the outdoors! Learn the core skills of survival - shelter, water, fire, and food - in a format that allows you to participate at home and at your own pace.
Become competent in taking care of your survival needs in the wilderness. See the outdoors with new eyes – such as which plants you can eat and what trees can be turned into a fire kit.
Come away with practical life-saving skills, a deeper relationship with nature, greater confidence, and resources to share with your family & friends for fun and in emergencies.
In this course you will:
Throughout the course we guide you through each skill step-by-step with videos in each module and accompanying handout booklets. Core concepts are emphasized and reviewed, with options to explore additional related skills.
The Essential Wilderness Survival Skills Online course includes:
Testimonials about Alderleaf:
"I have found a higher wealth of knowledge at Alderleaf than I find at most survival sites. Their newsletters are very informative, their courses thorough, and their attitudes fun and cheerful! Anybody striving to live not off the land, but with the land, should highly consider Alderleaf Wilderness College."-Evan Haasenritter, Atlanta, GA
"If you want to learn about wilderness survival and primitive skills from extremely knowledgeable instructors, Alderleaf Wilderness College is for you. I learned more than I ever thought possible at their classes."-Casey Kafka, Seattle, WA
"The Alderleaf website for survival training is the best one I have ever found."-Ken Germer, San Jose, CA
"Alderleaf Wilderness College is outstanding at developing and delivering wilderness skills programs, providing both a deep level of knowledge and context for the teachings."-Ryan Whisnant, Brooklyn, NY
Wilderness Survival Concepts - The Foundation
The Debris Hut Survival Shelter - Staying Warm & Preventing Hypothermia
Survival Water Purification - Obtaining Clean Water to Prevent Dehydration
Rock Boiling Demonstration - Purifying Water with Natural Materials
Introduction to Bow Drill Fire Making - Fire from Natural Materials
Bow Drill Demonstration - Step by Step Guidance
Fire Making Basics - Solidifying a Core Skill
Wild Edible Plants - Abundant Survival Foods
Practical Survival Protein - Higher Calorie Opportunities
Survival Kits - Know What to Bring on Every Outing
Survival Navigation - Prevent Emergencies and Find Your Way Out
Wrap Up & Review - Tie It All Together & Where to Go From Here
Alderleaf Wilderness College is one of the leading wilderness schools in the United States, offering training in wilderness survival, wildlife tracking, ethnobotany, permaculture, and outdoor leadership.