Is The Essential Wilderness Survival Skills Online Course Right for You? Take the Free Quiz!

Bernard van der Weerdt

Bernard van der Weerdt is an experienced bushcraft instructor. Bernard wrote articles while he was a teacher at Alderleaf. Bernard is a graduate of both the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program and the Alderleaf Wilderness Instructor Apprenticeship. Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, he earned an MBA from Webster University, served as a combat medic & nurse in the United States Army, and co-founded a web-design consulting company. When he is not in community with other naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts, you can find Bernard in the woods practicing bushcraft, wildcrafting & studying plants, engaging the fungal kingdom, and continuing to build his relationship with the natural world.

Articles by Bernard van der Weerdt on the Alderleaf Website:

- Edible Wildflowers

Return from Bernard van der Weerdt back to Alderleaf Staff & Authors

Is The Essential Wilderness Survival Skills Course Right for You? Take the "Online Survival Training Readiness" Quiz

See for yourself if this eye-opening course is a good fit for you. It takes just a few minutes! Get your Survival Training Readiness Score Now!

TESOWS flat 140 tall

Our New Book (and Best Seller!)
The Essential Skills of Wilderness Survival
This beautifully-organized, 164-page survival guide shows you our systematic approach to survival that will increase your confidence in the outdoors and teach you exactly what to do, and in what order, if you find yourself in a survival situation.
(learn more)

wilderness survival guideThe Six Keys to Survival:
Get a free copy of our survival mini-guide and monthly tips!
Learn more