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Alderleaf eNewsletter, February 2012 - Bug Out Bag, Michelle & Vita Adventures, Upcoming Classes
February 21, 2012

Welcome to the February 2012 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Feature Article: Creating a Bug Out Bag
Alderleaf instructor, Steve, shares about what to pack to be prepared for short term survival emergencies...

2.) Michelle and Vita Adventures!
Alderleaf instructor, Michelle, and intern, Vita, started a blog about their wilderness adventures, including planning for the arctic...

3.) Upcoming Classes and Events...
Wilderness Survival Weekend Course, Introduction to Permaculture Class, and more...



Feature Article: Creating a Bug Out Bag

By Steve Nicolini

A bug out bag, or GOOD (get out of dodge!) bag, is a pre-packed bag or backpack that contains essential items for short term survival in an emergency. The bag usually has enough rations for a person to survive unattended, for at least 72 hours. When choosing the items to put in the bag, one must consider... (Continue reading)



Michelle and Vita Adventures!

Alderleaf instructor, Michelle, and intern, Vita, started a blog about their wilderness adventures while planning a trip to the arctic! Check out their posts and photos on hide-tanning, snow tracking, ethnobotany and more!... (Visit Michelle and Vita Adventures Blog)


Upcoming Classes and Events!

Check out what's coming up!

Wilderness Survival Weekend Course: Mar 10-11, 2012
Learn the most important skills for survival: shelter, water, fire, and food. Gain practical, hands-on experience!

Introduction to Permaculture: Apr 14, 2012
Join us for a day to learn about the basics of permaculture - a revolutionary sustainable design system!

View the full lineup of classes at our Courses page!



Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012-2013 school year!
Class begins September 4th, 2012.

Check out the Certification Program web page



Did you know that Alderleaf has a blog and forum, and is also on social sites?

Check them out...

Alderleaf Blog

Alderleaf Commons Online Forum

Alderleaf on Facebook

Alderleaf on Twitter

Alderleaf on YouTube


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