Weekend Wilderness Survival
Dates: Apr 2-3, 2016 or
Offered again: Jun 18-19, 2016 (full)
Offered again: Aug 20-21, 2016 or
Offered again: Nov 5-6, 2016
Duration: Sat 9am - Sun 4pm
Location: Monroe, WA
Instructors: Alderleaf staff
Learn the most important wilderness survival skills: natural shelter construction, water purification, primitive fire making, and obtaining wild edible foods. This class is a combination of practical information, demonstrations, and hands-on experience with each of the skills.
Wilderness survival skills not only provide valuable tools that
can be life-saving in the wilderness, but also teach concepts useful in
the event of a natural disaster. Survival skills enhance our connection
to nature and connect us with our ancestral roots. In this course, you
gain the knowledge and experience to meet basic wilderness survival
In this course you will:
"Wow! Who knew survival could be so fun! I felt like a warrior and a
master of fire. I got rid of a lot of my old fears and feel prepared to
go out on a safe, warm, and happy backpacking trip."
"I really enjoyed all the hands-on training. It was an amazing experience. The course really made me aware of my environment and my abilities as a human."
"This course has deepened my interest in all aspects of wilderness education. I loved every minute of it and would take the year-long program if I could."
"Awesome time! Learned so much and so much fun - great people and experience!"
"The experience of getting out into the woods and putting shelter and fire skills to the test for the first time in a controlled environment was infinitely more helpful than a book or video."
“The course gave me tools to use in a survival situation but also provided a knowledge base to help me look at the world around me in a new, more resourceful way. Thank you very much!”