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jamie burleigh trapping old world alliance

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In 1992, I started teaching survival skills formally at select wilderness schools and reservations. Since I have documented thousands of hours afield teaching people from all walks of life how to pursue their outdoor lifestyle in confidence.

Co-founder of the Old World Alliance,  Author for Creek Stewart's Pocket Field Guide series, and contributing author for numerous trade magazines and periodicals.​ Previous host of the television program Outdoor Explorer and a contractor for National Geographic.

Acclaimed camp cook who enjoys sharing cooking skills and recipes of the North woods and Native cultures.

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Former lead instructor for Dave Canterbury and The Pathfinder School.
Pro-Staff/Sales manager at Self Reliance Outfitters.
Associate Instructor/Outdoor Ministery at Campcraft Outdoors.

  • 2009 -Developed youth Scout Craft Class for Boy/Girl Scouts and 4H.

  • Created the FIRST Outdoor Living Skills program for  PHAS Districts.

  • Sanctioned to teach Cross-Cultural programs in the U.S. and on Canadian Tribal Lands.

  • Graduate and Instructor of The Pathfinder School Basic Survival Class, Intermediate Survival Class, Advanced Survival Class, Scout Survival Class, Pioneering Class, and The Pathfinder School Hudson Bay Trapping Program.

  • Worked as Lead Instructor for Dave Cantebury/Pathfinder School.

  • Wilderness & Remote First Aid/Frist Responder

  • Wilderness First Aid Instructor

  • The Association of Fish and Wildlife U.S Trappers Education Certified.

  • Registered Nuisance Animal Trapper.

  • Survival Expert and Host - Outside Explorer/Television Show.

  • Art Department Assistant - National Geographic.

  • Pro-Staff/Retail Sales Representative.

  • Established Author and Outdoor Writer.

  • Graduate and Assosiate Instructor/Campcraft School of Ministry 

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