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Nicole Apelian laughing in AfricaDr. Nicole Apelian is a scientist, mother, educator, researcher, expeditionary leader, safari guide, herbalist and traditional skills instructor. A leader in the field of transformative nature education, Nicole is excited to share her knowledge and expertise of nature connection, indigenous knowledge, natural wellness and survival skills with the world. Read more »


Join Alan Kay and Nicole Apelian from the Alone Show on History Channel for a 5-Day Wilderness Living Skills and Emergency Preparedness Experience! Want to experience what it takes to be Alone in the woods for the long-term? Join Nicole and Alan from the hit TV show Alone for this 5-day workshop and learn the.. Read more »


Where: Nicole’s home in North Portland When: March 4, 2017 10am – 1pm Cost: $65 per person Children welcome Learn to make your own tinctures and salves! In this 3-hour class, Dr. Nicole Apelian will teach you how to make infused oils and tinctures from local herbs. Herbal oils, tinctures and salves are a wonderful.. Read more »


Join Nicole Apelian, Alan Kay and Jose Amoedo for a Wilderness Living Skills Workshop in Oregon! When: Feb. 3rd, 4th and 5th Where: Soapstone Woodland Retreat Cost: $595 Over three days, you’ll learn crucial wilderness skills such as fire, shelter, water, trapping, cordage, medicine making, survival and much more! This workshop takes place in the.. Read more »


Learn to make your own tinctures and salves! In this 3-hour class, Dr. Nicole Apelian will teach you how to make infused oils and tinctures from local herbs.


NARCOMS Now is a quarterly publication of the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS). Their latest feature, titled “Never Truly Alone with MS,” is an in-depth profile piece on Nicole Apelian. The feature details Nicole’s Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis and how she learned to thrive in spite of it. “In a way getting diagnosed with.. Read more »


I have just returned home after almost a month of teaching and travels, living outside almost the entire time. It was one of those perfect journeys, spent with good people outside in beautiful places. Soapstone Wilderness Living Skills Workshop My old friend Jose (who was also on Alone) and I started out on my land.. Read more »


Join Nicole for an Herbal Medicine and Salve-Making Class! Where: Nicole’s home in North Portland When: Saturday, October 29th 10am – 1pm Cost: $49 In this 3-hour class, Dr. Nicole Apelian will teach you how to make infused oils and tinctures from local herbs. Herbal oils, tinctures and salves are a wonderful way to use.. Read more »


Nicole talks in detail about the custom knife she used on the hit TV show Alone on History, about bush survival and thrival, and what she looks for in a women’s survival knife. Join her and Tyler from TJ Survival for this conversation. Contact knifemaker Ron Macy to get your own custom knife. Subscribe to.. Read more »


Survival Foods I’ve been asked a lot lately about what I ate when I was solo on Vancouver Island for 57 days fending for myself. In the show, you mostly see me eating salmon. I caught 5 or 6 (can’t recall) during my time there. Each was a blessing, but I ate 25 other species.. Read more »


Join Jose Amoedo and Nicole Apelian from the Alone Show on History Channel for a 5-Day Wilderness Living Skills Experience! Want to experience what it takes to be Alone in the woods for the long-term? Join Nicole and Jose from the hit TV show Alone for this 5-day workshop and learn the skills we used.. Read more »


Want to know how to cold-infuse herbal medicine? This short video will give you a head start. More coming soon so please subscribe to my YouTube channel! ‪


Nicole Apelian speaks with Josh on his weekly live show “7P’s of Survival“. The two discuss her life’s journey leading up to the choice to take part in ALONE, what she decided to bring on the adventure and why she made those choices. Listen now:


Nicole Apelian: A True Survivor Written by: Stacy Bravo Dr. Nicole Apelian has had an awesome, and at times challenging, journey — a journey she continues to share with others all over the world. Her grateful spirit, strong will, and expertise in the field of wilderness survival and personal wellness has made a strong impact.. Read more »


Nicole joins host Kendall Kendrick on Episode 61 of Born Primal: Conversations with the Ancestral Health Community. The two discuss nature connection, wilderness versus survival skills, Nicole’s 10 Items on Alone, women learning from women, and how to connect deeper to nature and your self. Visit the Primal Balance site to listen to the episode »


Listen to Nicole on Live Wire! In celebration of Earth Day, Luke Burbank talks with survivalist Nicole Apelian, wildlife photographer Gerrit Vyn and poet Anis Mojgani on Live Wire! Radio. The “How on Earth?” episode was recorded live at Mississippi Studios on April 20th and also includes music from Portland folk band Fruition. Hear Nicole explain her packing list.. Read more »


Going ‘Alone’: Survivalist Nicole Apelian On Being A Woman On History’s Harrowing Hit Written by Meghan O’Keefe Nicole Apelian is one of three women competing on Alone this season. She’s an anthropologist, biologist, survival skills trainer, bush expert, and so much more. She told us that she was proud to be part of this new.. Read more »


Bits & Pieces Written by Jason Vondersmith It’s official: Portlander Nicole Apelian, 45, is listed as one of 10 contestants on the second season of upcoming reality series “Alone” on the History Channel. It’s slated to start April 21. The show’s premise: The contestants are placed, alone and separately, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.. Read more »


“My goal was to thrive out there. I didn’t want to just exist, I wanted to thrive and be a role model for girls and women everywhere.” BOSTON (AP) — Nicole Apelian first learned how to live primitively by tracking lions through the South African bush while doing academic research. More recently, she started gathering.. Read more »


Catch the Alone Season 2 Premiere tonight! Tune in to the History Channel at 9pm EST to see Nicole and the other challengers begin their survival journeys. Tell us what you think of the episode and ask questions over on the forum! Nicole discusses her goals for the experience:


Each challenger on ALONE was allowed to bring 10 items of gear on their survival journey. Keep in mind that gear such as water filters, matches, tents and anything battery-operated was off-limits. So, what did Nicole choose to bring along to Vancouver Island? Final Packing List: 1. Full Tang curved carbon steel knife with maple.. Read more »


I start my days off with gratitude. No matter how bad things seem in life there is always something to be grateful for. That thankfulness can change your whole outlook for the day. My youngest son and I sometime do a simple gratitude: Thank you for the birds and the bees, for the butterflies and.. Read more »


Here’s the newest trailer for Alone – it’s premiering Thursday, April 21 at 9/8c on History. Ten people enter the Vancouver Island wilderness carrying only what they can fit in a small backpack. They are alone in harsh, unforgiving terrain with a single mission–stay alive as long as they can. These brave men and women.. Read more »


Season 2 of the History Channel’s hit show Alone is back – and Nicole Apelian is one of the 10 hardcore survivalists on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Equipped only with limited gear, their wilderness experience, and cameras to self-document their journeys, these brave men and women are completely separated from one another in harsh,.. Read more »


It’s Early February and the sun is shining here in Portland, Oregon. Spring is springing, and the swollen cottonwood buds are starting to drip with their sticky orange resin. It is time! Time for what, you ask? It is time to harvest cottonwood tree buds (Populus balsamifera or P. trichocarpa). You may wonder why I am.. Read more »


From the archives – Nicole’s appearance on The Art of Tracking Radio Show at BlogTalkRadio:


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