Essential Wilderness Survival Skills
Online Course

Essential Survival Skills
Course Details:
Location: Online
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Instructors: Jason Knight & Team
Cost: $195

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:

  • Understand the survival mindset
  • Learn how to build natural shelter
  • Experience how to make fire from friction
  • Learn how to find and purify water
  • Understand how to safely forage for wild foods
  • Know how to better prevent and prepare for emergencies

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:

  • Seven Training Modules with Twelve Video Lessons
  • Nine Handout Booklets (over 87 pages!)
  • Lessons on Survival Concepts, Natural Shelter, Water Purification, Friction Fire, Wild Edible Plants, Survival Kits, Navigation & More

Learn More or Register for the Essential Survival Skills Course

Testimonials about Alderleaf:

"I have found a higher wealth of knowledge at Alderleaf than I find at most survival websites. 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

"Alderleaf Wilderness College teaches many survival skills which can be used in an unexpected survival situation or even applied to a more basic personal/earth interaction lifestyle. The subject matter is always presented with respect for our planet and all of it's resources and with all of the necessary precautions to avoid dangerous errors in pursuing these skills. Beyond the wealth of knowledge available through these teachings is the overall mindset that this knowledge comes packaged in. Their perspective opens a "new", for many people, relationship to the natural world, which is enriching to the soul beyond description. This fundamental connection to our world is something that is missing in the lives of many people. With the knowledge, skills and philosophy available from Alderleaf, we as a species can replace a vital missing link to our sense of place in the universe and our environment. This sense of belonging with the world around us is a gift to the soul that everyone should experience."
-Al Gualano, Ventura, CA

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