“I learned so much in such a short time, I am still amazed by it.”
William Fisher, US Air Force Veteran
Our ancestors got everything they needed from the wilderness.
They had shelter, food and water, and could move around using natural means.
Some people still live like this today, cut off from the modern world and its technological advances.
They live completely off the land. They use plants for food, medicine, shelter, and equipment. They have sophisticated foraging, tracking and navigating techniques.
Thanks to their ability to adapt, they’re typically healthy, self-sufficient and happy.
However, we’ve lost the survival skills our ancestors had, and the sense of connection nature gives us. We’ve become completely dependent on society to provide for us.
This is why hundreds of people get lost in the wilderness each year and don’t make it out; or perish during natural disasters.
Without modern comforts, you risk dying from exposure to the elements, a lack of food or clean water, or simply panicking and making the wrong decisions.
My name is Jason Knight and I am a co-founder of Alderleaf. For the last 20 years it’s been my passion to help people rediscover the lost skills their ancestors had… and reconnect with nature.
And this is what I want for you.
I want to share with you the survival skills our ancestors used to make shelter, find food and water, and make their home in the wild.
These are skills which few people in the world know. Yet they’re often a matter of life and death.
Every year, hundreds of people get lost in the wild, and, sadly, many don’t survive. Whether it’s from a hiking or camping trip which presented some unforeseen danger… or a breakdown or accident while traveling in an uninhabited area.
They find themselves cut off from the modern world and lack the knowledge they need to survive.
I want to equip you with our ancestors’ survival skills and know-how. So if you ever find yourself in such a situation, you’ll know exactly what to do.
In the process, you’ll save your life, and the lives of others who may be in your company.
This is why we’ve made this essential wilderness survival skills course available for you to take online.
In this course, you're going to rediscover the lost knowledge our ancestors had and the key components to become self-sufficient in nature.
You’re about to discover how the wilderness has everything you need to not only survive… to thrive.
The Essential Wilderness Survival Skills Course equips you with everything you need to be confident in the wild.
You’ll be able to enter any natural habitat with a sense of control.
You’ll be able to lead groups to safety.
You’ll know how to stay safe and make the wild your home.
The course is a combination of online videos and downloadable PDFs. In the videos, you’ll get a clear demonstration of how each skill works. While the downloadable notes give you written instructions which you can bring with you into the wild.
Let’s take a look at what you’ll find inside the course:
Before you start learning survival skills, it’s important you understand the potential problems you could face.
In module 1, you’ll discover:
“After studying survival since I was 11 years old, I thought survival was hard and even impossible in some situations. I found other survival teachings to be vague and incomplete and I was unable to properly put them to practice.
Yet when I took the Essential Wilderness Survival Skills course, I discovered I could not only “survive” but “thrive” in the wild, and by using basic, natural materials which could all be sourced in the woods.
Your course taught me new skills and presented skills I already knew in a new light, which were easier for me to grasp.
I was finally able to master techniques like using the bow-drill. Because of this, I quickly grew in confidence and I know I can now handle myself in the wild.”
Joe Littlehorn, Experienced Hiker, Steamboat Springs, CO
Maintaining body heat is your no. 1 survival priority. Hypothermia is the most common cause of death in the wild.
This is why building a shelter is so important. It will help reduce heat loss and give you a base to allow you to work on your other survival skills essentials.
In module 2, you’ll discover:
“I am currently a Scout Leader and have spent many years hiking, camping and enjoying the outdoors. The importance of being prepared is priceless. I have taken several wilderness survival courses in the woods and have read books. I highly recommend this course! I learned new stuff! Worth the time and cost. Thank you for sharing!”
Luis Cuadrado, Scout Leader
“I am a Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University in New York where I teach a course in ancestral skills which includes wilderness survival. I also serve now-and-again as scientific advisor for television programs, documentaries, movies, and museums on anthropological subjects.
I found your course a valuable refresher. It gave me ideas for teaching my students about friction fire and heated-rock-boiling, as well as how to use a compass.
I am even thinking about assigning your online course as the "textbook" and then teaching supplemental labs practicing the skills face-to-face.
I also feel more confident about setting off into the desert looking for archaeological sites."
John J. Shea, Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University and Research Associate with the Turkana Basin Institute
It is vital you stay hydrated. You can last only 3 days without water. Your body needs 3 to 4 quarts of water per day to be fully hydrated.
A simple 2% drop in water can signal signs of dehydration. Just one day without water will impair your mental performance and can lead to fatal judgement calls.
Untreated dehydration will lead to delirium, unconsciousness, swelling of the tongue and death.
Water found in nature often contains dangerous pathogens which can even be present in fast moving or clear water.
In module 3, you’ll discover:
“I’ve been hiking for 7 years. I completed the Essential Wilderness Survival Skills course because not only did I want to have a better understanding of how to survive in the wilderness, I am also starting a hiking guide business in the PNW of Washington state.
I need to be prepared for emergency situations which may arise. After completing the course I feel confident I can survive in the wilderness and assist other hikers that may need help also.
I learned much more than I expected to. I did take one other survival course, but yours was much more detailed and covered many more skills to learn. I highly recommend the Essential Wilderness Survival Skills online course to anyone who wants to know how to survive in the wild.”
Rachel Hook, Founder of Untamed PNW Hiking, Tumwater, WA
Fire is crucial for your survival in the wild. You need fire to heat your shelter and keep you warm, to cook your food, and purify your water.
It also helps ward off wild animals and bugs. What’s more, it gives you important psychological comfort and boosts your morale.
In module 4, you’ll discover:
“I took the Essential Wilderness Survival Skills because I wanted to be better prepared to survive in the wilderness for any length of time.
I combed the internet for online courses my family including my children could do as well. This course gave us the flexibility we needed and was affordable for all of us to learn together.
I felt that the skills were explained well and gave me a better understanding of what I could expect if I were trying to stay alive in the wilderness. After the course, I felt better equipped to handle an outdoor emergency.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this course to others. The handouts were very helpful that accompanied the video segments and I appreciate that I can watch the videos multiple times. My 7 year-old son watches them regularly and continues to learn new information.”
Olivia Couture, Business Owner and Homeschool Teacher, Michigan
The forest is your feast. It has an abundance of wild edibles for you to eat.
Identifying edible plants is one of the most important skills for surviving in the wild. They’re a good source of vitamins, starch and fiber.
In addition to food, you can also use plants for fire, shelter, hunting implements, fishing tools, and medicine.
In module 5, you’ll discover:
“I absolutely love this course on Essential Wilderness Survival Skills. The videos were precise and to the point which help to keep me on track to listen and learn. Thank you!”
“Prior to attending Alderleaf I was getting ready to retire from the US Air Force.
The training that I received at Alderleaf was amazing. I had prior survival training in the Boy Scouts as a teenager and from books and videos, but the instructors at Alderleaf made all the difference.
They are passionate about what they do, and very good at passing that along to their students. I learned so much in such a short time, I am still amazed by it.
Fortunately, I was able to use my newly gained knowledge to start my new career with the Forest Service, where I have taught a class on winter survival to a group of local kids. I have also joined my local Search and Rescue team, and pass on knowledge to the team as well.
On top of the professional gains, I feel the most important thing that I received from Alderleaf is the comfort and peace of mind that I now have while out in the woods doing what I love.
Plus, I have more confidence in my abilities and I believe that helps me make better decisions while out and when preparing to go out in the mountains.
I am constantly telling friends, family, and co-workers about my experience at Alderleaf, and recommend it to everyone.”
William Fisher, Forestry Tech, US Forest Service and US Air Force Veteran
The more prepared you are, the more likely you are to survive. This is why, as well as survival skills, it’s helpful to have both a survival kit and know basic navigation skills.
Knowing how to get from A to B in the wild is empowering. It gives you a sense of control and eliminates fear.
In module 6, you’ll discover:
“The wilderness survival course truly opened my eyes to how wonderful and plentiful the outdoors is. Knowledge is empowering. It was truly a life changing event!"
“Before starting at Alderleaf, I was an active-duty Marine working at Quantico. I had a very stressful job as a mechanic responsible for maintaining Marine One helicopters, in direct support of President Obama.
Alderleaf helped me transition from military to civilian life. The "nature therapy" was just what I needed. I wanted to learn how to connect with the natural world. Alderleaf helped me do that and more.”
Andrew Tuttle, Former Mechanic of Marine One Helicopters, Seattle, WA
In the final module, we’ll review key information, bring all the elements together, and talk about further resources.
You’ll discover how to master each skill in the course so you can confidently handle yourself should you get lost.
“Alderleaf introduced me to the many wonders of the natural world and provided a depth to life that I would never have otherwise experienced. With the knowledge I’ve acquired, I can now comfortably spend any amount of time in the wilderness and feel completely at home.”
Nick Nelmsoverholtzer, San Francisco, CA
When you complete the course, you’ll be awarded with The Essential Wilderness Survival Skills Certificate.
You can use it to show your credibility with outdoor survival.
You can put it on your resume to stand out from other candidates.
Or simply hang it on your wall to proudly display it to friends and family.
It’s important you know how to apply these skills correctly. They could one day save your live… or you could use them to save the life of a loved one.
This is why when you sign up to the course now, you’ll get instructor support for the first 4 months of your 2-year access to the course.
One of our survival experts will answer any questions you may have about the modules or anything else to do with the course.
This will give you plenty of time to master the techniques so you can put them into practice whenever the need may arise.
The Essential Wilderness Survival Skills course will give you the know-how to survive in the wild.
However, there are other skills which are also helpful to know. This is why you’ll also get some bonus survival videos and guides.
We’ve included them as FREE bonuses for a limited time, as they’re handy additional skills to have.
Knowing how to make rope made from plants, a.k.a. cordage, is a valuable survival skill. You can use it for building your shelter, making your bow drill, fishing lines, and much more.
Stinging nettle is the best plant to use for this as its cordage is strong and versatile and it’s abundant in the wild.
The hand drill is the most common fire making method found amongst hunter-gatherer cultures in North America. It works best in dry conditions and can be a quicker way to make a fire when the conditions are right.
This 10-page guide is your cheat sheet for eating in the wild. It’s packed with must-know info and recipes with the most common wild plants you’ll find.
Stinging Nettle is one of the most versatile wild plants.
You can use it to treat allergies, anemia, improve your kidney function and much more.
It can be used to make cloth and cordage from it.
And it’s nature’s multivitamin. It contains vitamins A, C and K, and several B vitamins. As well as minerals like calcium, iron, and magnesium.
Mosquitos are a nuisance when going hiking, out camping, and being in the outdoors in general.
In this video, you’ll discover three plants which have compounds that repel mosquitos.
What you’ll discover in the course and the FREE bonuses is invaluable knowledge and skills which could one day save your own or someone else’s life.
When you want to acquire skills which you could one day depend on to save your life, you need to make sure they work.
Our instructors are experts in the area of survival. This is why government institutions, private organizations, and television production companies consult with us and hire us to provide survival training. When you attain this knowledge, you’ll have the security you need to survive in the wild without modern comforts.
It’s hard to put a price on knowledge like this.
We normally only offer this course at certain times of the year as a live, in-person weekend course for $297.
However, it’s important that as many people as possible find out about these survival skills.
And by having it online you don’t have to take time out of your busy schedule to attend a course, or even travel to our on-site location outside Seattle... or have to buy camping equipment… all of which can cost upwards of $1,000.
We know these skills could one day save someone’s life. So we want to make them accessible to as many people as we can.
That's why you can sign up for our Essential Wilderness Survival Skills Online Course today for only $197. This means you save over 30%.
This is a small price to pay for the peace of mind these skills will give you.
Nowhere else will you find expert instructors who are consultants to the government and television industry sharing their expertise at such a price.
You’ll be able to go into the wild at any time and feel secure knowing you have shelter, food, water, fire, and much more around you.
We’re so confident our Essential Wilderness Survival Skills Course will equip you with the knowledge you need to survive in the wild, we’re offering you our 60-day money back guarantee.
This means you have plenty of time to go through the course at your own pace and practice the various techniques you’ll find inside.
In the unlikely event, you don’t think the course has given you the know-how to get out of survival situations alive, then you can get a full refund. No questions asked.
To date, this course has equipped over 700 people from all walks of life...whether stay at home parents or former U.S. Marines… with life-saving wilderness survival skills.
The Essential Wilderness Survival Skills course will equip you with skills few people in the world possess.
You’ll be one of the rare people who can build shelter, find food and water, make fire and is self-sufficient in the wild.
And the best part is, with the 60-day guarantee, you can go through the whole course risk free.
Remember, when you sign up to the Essential Wilderness Survival Skills Course, you get access to all the videos and accompanying PDFs… as well as the FREE bonuses…
These include the Extra Instructor Support for the first 4 months… the bonus videos on Hand-drill Fire Making, How to Make Survival Cordage, Uses of Stinging Nettle, Plants That Repel Mosquitos… and the guide, Wild Edible Plants Recipes.
These are skills which everyone should know. Many lives would have been saved if people knew what to do in the wild. One day you could find yourself in such a situation and these skills could save your life.
And the best part is, for a limited time you can get access to all the videos, PDFs and FREE bonuses for over 30% off for only $197.
However, to get the course and all the FREE bonuses, you must act fast!...
The bonuses are only available for a limited time. What’s more, due to the great care we give in our 4-months of extra instructional support, there is a threshold on how many people are allowed into the course at any given time.
So to take advantage of this offer, and acquire these life-saving survival skills, we urge you to sign up while you still can.
The Essential Wilderness Survival Skills Online Course includes:
Take advantage of our years of experience teaching thousands of students to accelerate your own learning!
“After taking the Essential Wilderness Survival Skills Online Course I feel confident about applying survival skills in the wild.
I was especially impressed by the amount of information that was effectively conveyed in such an easy-to-digest format. The instructors were clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about their craft, and that was consistently conveyed over the span of this course.
I learned brand new ways of applying previously learned skills that are invaluable – such as making/using a bowdrill kit and shelter building. The presentations were concise and easy to absorb, and I found it a great benefit that I could do them at my own pace.
This course was invaluable to furthering my life and career goals. I highly recommend it for anyone, whether they want to pursue a career in the outdoors - or simply want to learn how to take care of themselves in the event they have to.”
Who is this course for?
The course is for everyone, not just hikers or backpackers. It is for anyone who wants to know how to survive and be prepared for emergencies – whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced outdoor enthusiast.
Can I fit the course into a busy schedule?
Absolutely. The lessons are split into easily digestible segments, so that you can fit them in between a busy schedule. And you get two years of access, so you can take your time.
Are the lessons inside the course pre-recorded?
All the lessons are pre-recorded and the pdf handout booklets are downloadable, which means you can go through the course at your own pace. Simply log in and start watching at whatever time suits you best.
What is the cost of the course?
The course is on sale for a limited time for $197 (over 30% off the regular price of $297).
Can I get the course as a gift for a friend or family member?
Yes! After signing up, just let us know what name/email to transfer the enrollment to.
What will I need to watch the lessons inside the course?
To watch the lessons, all you need is an internet connection. You can watch the course on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
If I’m not happy with the course, can I get a refund?
Absolutely. We offer a 60-day money back guarantee. This means, in the unlikely event you’re not satisfied with the course, just let us know anytime within the first 60-days and you can get a full refund. This will give you plenty of time to go through the course and see if it’s right for you.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access to the course for two years from the date you sign up. This way you can take your time going through the lessons and come back to review the materials as many times as you like.
Are there any tests or homework?
There are no tests or homework. However, there are fun and empowering suggested projects!
What if I have questions while taking the course?
Each lesson has a comments section where you can ask any questions you may have. Our instructors will answer your questions by the next business day. You can also contact the office if by chance you have any technical support questions.
Will I receive a certificate?
Yes. There is a recognition of completion certificate at the end of the course that can be printed or added to a resume.
What do I get when I sign up?
When you sign up to the Essential Wilderness Survival Skills Course, you get access to all the videos and accompanying handouts… as well as the FREE bonuses. These include the bonus videos on Hand-drill Fire Making, How to Make Survival Cordage, Uses of Stinging Nettle, Plants That Repel Mosquitos… and the guide, Wild Edible Plants Recipes.
If you pass up this opportunity, will you be prepared for your next outing?
Get this course now and have your training completed before your next outdoor adventure!