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Certification Program, Fire Piston Article, & Upcoming Courses - Alderleaf eNews, May 2017
May 24, 2017

Welcome to the May 2017 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Wilderness Certification Program Enrolling!
Now is a great time to apply and prepare for the upcoming school year of the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program...

2.) Featured Article: The Fire Piston
The fire piston is an ancient tool for fire starting that is still in use today because of its effectiveness and portability....

3.) Upcoming Courses at Alderleaf
Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants, Wildlife Tracking, Wilderness Survival, & More! See what's coming up...

Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

Immerse in Nature Skills - Train to Become an Instructor! Earn Certificates in Wilderness Survival Skills Education, Permaculture Design, Wildlife Tracking, and Wilderness First Aid.

The application period for the 2017-2018 school year is open. Classes begin September 5th, 2017. Now is a great time to apply and prepare for the upcoming school year.

Learn more about the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program.

Schedule a Free Visit! We are more than happy to provide an opportunity to sit in on a class, meet students & staff, and get a tour of our campus. Contact us to schedule a time to visit the program while it's in session.

You can also request a free catalog or apply online.

Featured Article: The Fire Piston

By Filip Tkaczyk

The fire piston (also known as a fire syringe or slam rod fire starter) is a tool for fire making that has prehistoric origins. This effective tool was made and used by a variety of cultures throughout the Southwest Pacific archipelagos. It is still in use today and made popular as a wilderness tool because of its effectiveness and portability...(continue reading)

Calendar of Upcoming Courses

Registration is open. Several classes are full already. Check out what's scheduled for the coming months:

Dates: Course: Cost:
May 26-27 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 (full) $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

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