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Making a Stone Blade, Survival Clothing, & Upcoming Courses - Alderleaf eNews, Jan 2017
January 27, 2017

Welcome to the January 2017 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Stone Tools - Making a Blade
Watch our new video on how to make a survival stone blade using the bipolar percussion technique...

2.) Survival Clothing
Learn about one of the most vital pieces of life-saving outdoor gear - clothing that performs well in the wilderness...

3.) Upcoming Courses
Homesteading, bird language, permaculture & more! See what's scheduled for the coming months...



Stone Tools - Making a Blade

Watch our new video on how to make a survival stone blade using the bipolar percussion technique. Its a fast and reliable method to quickly turn a common stone into a usable blade for survival purposes.

Survival Stone Tools Video




Featured Article: Survival Clothing

By Filip Tkaczyk

One of the most vital pieces of life-saving outdoor gear is survival clothing - clothing that performs well in the wilderness in all weather conditions. These specific types and principles of effective outdoor clothing will help you...(continue reading)



The 2017 Course Calendar

Our most diverse line-up of classes to date! Registration is open. Several classes are full already. Check out what's scheduled for the coming months:

Dates: Course: Cost:
Jan 28-29 Knife Making Course (full) $330
Jan 31-Feb 2 Wilderness First Aid Course (WFA) $225
Feb 18-19 Axe Forging Course (full) $430
Mar 2-12 Wilderness First Responder Course (WFR) $550
Mar 25-26 Homesteading Skills Course $250
Mar 25-26 Knife Making Course $330
Apr 8-9 Bird Language Course $250
Apr - May Track & Sign Evaluations (limited space) $250
Apr 22-23 Home-Scale Permaculture Course $250
May 13-14 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course $250
May 20-21 Reptile & Amphibian Tracking Course $250
May 20-21 Knife Making Course $330
Apr - May Trailing Evaluations (limited space) $300
Jun 17-18 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Jun 17-18 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course $250
Jun 24- 25 Overnight Survival Course $250
Jul 10-14 Wilderness Survival Skills Intensive $600
Jul 10-14 Wilderness Skills Camp for Youth $250
Jul 15-16 Knife Making Course $330
Aug 11-13 Hide Tanning Course $300
Aug 19-20 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Aug 19-20 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course $250
Aug 25-27 Wooden Bow Making Course $300
Aug 26-27 Wildlife Tracking Course $250
Sep 5 Wilderness Certification Program begins $12,950
Sep 8 Advanced Wilderness Skills Program begins $12,950
Sep 16-17 Knife Making Course $330
Sep 23 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Sep 30 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Oct 7 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Oct 14 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Oct 21-22 Axe Forging Course $430
Nov 4-5 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Nov 11 Survival Fire Making Skills Class $85
Nov 18-19 Knife Making Course $330



Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

The application period for the 2017-2018 school year is open. Early applicants receive priority for scholarships and student housing! Classes begin September 5th, 2017. Visit the Certification Program page.



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