Afield   [uh-feeld]


  • Abroad; away from home
  • off the beaten path; far and wide.
  • in or to the field or countryside
  • beyond the range or field of one's experience, knowledge, acquaintanceship, etc: a philosophy far afield of previous philosophical thought.

Welcome to Living Afield

"Where The Outdoors Is Our Classroom"

I am a naturalist, outdoor writer, herbalist, and survivalist. I offer training in essential skills like herbalism, wilderness survival, building shelter, making fire, finding and purifying water, identifying and using edible and medicinal plants, setting snares, deadfalls, and other traps, survival fishing, and day and night land navigation, etc. We also lead edible and medicinal plant walks.

Nature is not a malevolent force hell bent upon our destruction. Nature is not sentient, it has no knowledge of us. Nature simply “is”. It is our responsibility to learn to adapt to our ever-changing environment.

Simply put, Survival is learning to adapt our actions to any situation in which we may find ourselves.

If you possess the proper mindset and skills, then you can thrive in any situation or environment. I will teach you the necessary skills, and help you develop the proper mindset.

I hope you find the information contained in the hundreds of pages comprising this website to be useful. Drop me a line and tell me what you think of the site. If you like, I will add you to my mailing list, and you will receive my highly informative quarterly newsletter, and notices of upcoming events and classes.


Kirk Wahl

Training Opportunities

Check out some of the awesome training we have available.

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Once upon a time every community had at least one herbalist.

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Edible and Medicinal Plants

Plants are all around us. Learn to make use of them.

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Common Edible Mushrooms

View A List of Easily Identifiable Mushrooms

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Survival Skills

Thriving In The Wild

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About Us

What Is Living Afield?

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