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“Experience Alone” and Preparedness Workshop with Alan Kay and Nicole Apelian – May 2017

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 skills we used to survive and thrive alone for 2 months on Vancouver Island. You will have the opportunity to ask us your questions about how we thrived using wilderness living skills, all while doing hands-on skills-based projects. We will also cover basic medical and what you should have on you on a daily basis for survival/medical emergencies.

This workshop takes place in the Oregon coastal range at Nicole’s home and land near Nehalem, Oregon – Soapstone Woodland Retreat. Only 15 minutes from the beach, this property has a river that runs through it and offers a similar setting to Vancouver Island on 22 acres of private land.


Dates: May 12-16, 2017

Cost: $1,295.00/per person • All food included

Accommodations: Camping with bathrooms available for showers, etc.

Prerequisites: None

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Beyond the basics of survival, you will also learn:

  • Emergency Preparedness and Every Day Carry (EDC) items to get you ready in the event of an emergency
  • Medical Procedures for Wilderness Survival
  • Trapping: learn to create traps that will catch food for you while you sleep
  • Medicine-making: take home your own handcrafted salve
  • Fire: We will make fire using modern and primitive methods
  • Shelter: Also learn how to stay warm in an emergency situation and how to avoid hypothermia
  • Water Procurement and ways to render it safe for consumption
  • Foraging: we will forage for food as well as medicine
  • Cordage: make rope from natural materials
  • Carving: Try your hand at making your own burn bowl and fireblower too!
  • Campfire Chats: about how we thrived on Vancouver Island and our mindset behind wilderness living and survival

Wilderness Living skills differ from survival skills in that the first is a knowledge-based way of living in ongoing harmony with the natural world.

Survival Living is inherently an acute, short-term perspective; it is a strategy best applied for when you get lost or hurt and need to find a way to survive through difficulty until you can get rescued.

Wilderness living takes practice— it is how we as humans have lived and thrived for eons in a sustainable way, the way that many indigenous cultures still live today. It is a natural way of living as a part of nature. If you want to learn how to get back to your roots of connection, this workshop is the place to start.

Email Nicole to reserve your spot today or sign up via PayPal at

Please include your name and address as we will be sending you a mailer.
50% non-refundable deposit needed to reserve your spot. Full amount due April 12th, 2017.

"Experience Alone" and Preparedness Workshop

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