Welcome to the January 2009 Alderleaf eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College. Happy New Year!

In this issue...

1.) Feature Article: Primitive Fire with Flint & Steel
Making fire with flint and steel can be a very powerful experience...

2.) Breaking News: 2009 Course Information Now Online!
Learn about our new classes, camps, and intensives...

3.) Spring Work Party / Potlucks at Alderleaf
Join us in the garden to help out with permaculture projects and more!

Feature Article: Primitive Fire with Flint & Steel

By Allan "Hawkeye" Sande

Making fire with flint and steel can be a very powerful experience. Once you have mastered the process, you become one of the few people who can build a fire without the use of matches, bringing you much closer to our ancestors. Building a fire with flint and steel requires five basic steps... (read more)

Breaking News: 2009 Course Information Now Online!

Course descriptions and dates are now online for all of our 2009 programs! Learn about our new classes, camps, and intensives by visiting our
Course Listings and Calendar. Now is a great time to register for classes!

2009 Events include:

Wilderness Survival Weekend Course
Track & Sign Evaluation
Carnivore Tracking Workshop
Wilderness Scout Skills Intensive
Medicinal Plants Course
Tracking Expedition to South Africa
Nature Photography for Beginners
Nature Camp: Summer Day Camps for Kids
Wilderness Survival Skills Intensive
Wild Edible Plants Course
Wild Mushroom Identification Class
Survival Fire Making Skills

Spring Work Party / Potlucks at Alderleaf!

Join us in the garden for a fun day of permaculture projects and other efforts on our land. Its a great way to get involved with Alderleaf, visit our farm, and meet residents, students, and staff. Each work party concludes with a community potluck!

Learn more at our "Support Us" page.


Now is great time to be planning for next year's Wilderness Certification Program! Applications are being accepted. You can learn more about the Certification Program at:


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