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What is the Old World Alliance?

Old World Alliance is an association dedicated to self-reliance, survival, and outdoor skills.

It truly began when two people with very different backgrounds realized they shared a common goal: to create something meaningful and to preserve old ways. Though they came from near opposite ends of the spectrum background-wise, their commonalities brought them together. And that spark grew a brand.

Self-reliance, survival, and outdoor skills are the pillars of that brand. Both provide a unique personalized experience by offering exclusive content built around the pillars of that brand, adding helpful reviews, hand-crafted products, and training programs- all online. 

Thank you!  for your patience-(We are building as we grow.)

Welcome to the Old World Alliance.











Jamie (JamieB) has been formally teaching survival skills at select wilderness schools and reservations since 1992 and has documented thousands of hours afield teaching people from all walks of life how to pursue their outdoor lifestyle confidently. 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.

Join the Old World Alliance and Learn the Fundamentals of Outdoor and Survival Training with Jamie Burleigh

jamie burleigh and charles "lee" collins, founders old world alliance
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the dirt

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.

more dirt

  • Former lead instructor for Dave Canterbury and The Pathfinder School.

  • Former Pro-Staff-Sales/Self Reliance Outfitters.

  • Associate Instructor/Campcraft Outdoors.

  • Program Director/Meesingw Inc.

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

  • Created the FIRST Outdoor 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.

  • Certified 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.

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