Alex Leavens has a long wilderness and survival background that includes: the Eagle Scout Award, back-country ranger and climbing assistant in the Hoh River Valley, Olympic National Park.
He has also served as a wild land firefighter in three states and as an instructor for the Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS). He has studied Aikido for over a decade and studied extensively under Jon Young, founder of the Wilderness Awareness School (WAS).
Alex has also served as instructor at WAS. Most recently he produced the DVD: Ax Skills for the Homestead & Wilderness Survival. He joins us today to discuss the axe and how to maintain it, how to repair it, how to select a quality axe and how to find value buy on old axes.
We also discuss tracking lore, the tails of dangerous game hunters Jim Corbett and Robert Ruark and what many predatory animal’s abilities can teach us about tracking as a skill.
Resources for Today’s Show…
- Members Support Brigade
- Join Our Forum
- Safecastle Royal – (sponsor of the day)
- Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day)
- Chef Keith’s Seasonings the code word is the sku number for the steak seasoning
- Old Federal Axe Co – Alex’s Site