Alderleaf Wilderness College offered their online class for half off and threw in a couple extras so I registered. This class doesn't have assignments to turn in like the Pathfinder School does but on the other hand their videos are top quality and had some really excellent instruction.
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.
I finished almost all the class in December and the last bit in January. It consists of videos and PDFs. I was impressed by the quality. I tried to do a skills weekend to make videos covering the activities but I didn't get any of them done for various reasons. I'll try again in the spring. I really do want to run through the exercises and complete them in the field even if I did "graduate" already.
Back to Arches! My last trip to the Moab area was 2+ years ago and was cut short with vehicle trouble. I came back to hike some of the trails and explore some of the 4WD roads. Photos to come... National Park Service Site
I've been wanting to visit Taos for a long time but I have not been able to put that trip together before now. My brother's family chose it for a Christmas trip this year though so I drove down to meet them. More to come on this...
We met Christmas Eve for a full day of shooting. Enjoy some of our raw footage. No streaming here so you will have to download and watch. At some point I'll condense these down, add some others, and upload as a Youtube video.
Pathfinder Phase 1 Completed late last year. Here is my wrapup video on the right.
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more." — Thomas Jefferson