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 Wilderness School  Recommendations

As most folks know by now, Hoods Woods is no longer in the business of  running wilderness programs. That doesn't mean that we aren't interested in  wilderness instruction and field work..... far from it. The wilderness  experience component is the final ingredient that makes a trained wilderness  person into a skilled one.

We know a lot of folks who run "Outdoor schools". Some are very good, some  are amateurs. The schools we  recommend are on our list of approved schools  for very good reasons. We can acknowledge their expertise, experience and  ethics. It is also important to note that the folks who run these schools do so  on a full time basis. This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list  of recommendations but merely a guide to a few schools.

This list will take some time to develop as we are waiting for the materials  from a few of the schools and instructors. We will put them on this list as we  receive their materials. Please keep in mind that though we recommend these  schools, the final selection is up to you. Your arrangements are between you and  the school and Hoods Woods will assume no responsibility for your decision.

Marty Simons Wilderness Learning Center

In New York

Marty is one of those rare people who has a command of all aspects of wilderness lore. His school comes with our highest recommendations and without reservation. Marty is also a good friend and a Veteran who shares his love of the wilds with all of his students. Check him out.

SOS - Salmon Outdoor School

In Idaho

This school is one of my favorites. Aboman (Joe Bigley) and his wife Denise are the driving forces behind this  exceptional outdoor education center. With years of experience... Aw, to heck  with it... just click on the title an learn a bunch more!

School  of Self-reliance

In California -

Christopher Nyerges is an old friend and  highly competent instructor. I've known Christopher for over 20 years and training is his trade. We first met on a TV show over 25 years ago. We've  been friends ever since. That says a lot about the man, his wife and their  school. Many of my friends have gone to The School of Self-Reliance just to get  some of Christopher and Delores wisdom.

Check him out here

You can reach Christopher at www.self-reliance.net



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