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Alderleaf eNewsletter, July 2012 - Bowline Knot, Certification Program Update, Upcoming Courses
July 31, 2012

Welcome to the July 2012 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Feature Article: How to Tie the Bowline Knot
The bowline knot is one of the essential knots to know for wilderness survival and many other applications...

2.) Wilderness Certification Program Updates
A few spaces remain in the upcoming year of the Wilderness Certification Program. We also welcome survival expert...

3.) Upcoming Summer & Fall Courses!
Cob Oven Workshop, Human Tracking Class, Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course, and much more...

Feature Article - How to Tie the Bowline Knot

The bowline knot is one of the essential knots to know for wilderness survival, rescue, and maritime applications. The strength of this fixed loop knot is unparalleled. It can be used for setting up a tarp shelter, tying a string to the bow of a bow-drill fire making kit, attaching a string to an archery bow, and... (Read more)

Wilderness Certification Program Updates

1. A few spaces remain for the upcoming year of the Wilderness Certification Program! We recommending applying online as soon as possible if you'd like to secure one of the remaining spaces in this year's class. Visit the Certification Program web page to apply.

2. We're thrilled to welcome new instructor, Connor O'Malley, to the Wilderness Certification Program staff. Connor brings additional expertise in wilderness survival, tracking, and many other skill areas. Learn more about Connor and the staff on our faculty web page.

3. One more Certification Program update that we're excited to announce! - In response to student feedback, Alderleaf has added additional student housing near campus. Now more students will be able to live, study, and have fun together while attending the program!

Upcoming Summer & Fall Courses!

Check out what's coming up!

Aug 10-12 Cob Oven Workshop
Aug 18-19 Human Tracking Course
Sep 1 Wilderness Instructor Apprenticeship begins
Sep 4 Wilderness Certification Program begins
Sep 8 Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship begins
Oct 20 Wild Mushroom Identification Class
Nov 3 Survival Fire Making Skills Class
Nov 24-25 Wilderness Survival Weekend Course

Learn more about classes at our Courses page!

Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

There's still a few weeks left to apply for the 2012-2013 school year, though space is filling! 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

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Alderleaf on YouTube

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