Today I am announcing a brand-new addition to our site, the Alaska Outdoors University. For several years I have been writing detailed content for the site, and while this kind of content will always be a part of our site, I believed we needed something more. Something that provides solid information with a more personal touch. There are a lot of voices online, and you don’t always know who’s talking, or whether they are a credible source. At the same time, many of us lack the coaches and mentors previous generations had, to teach us the skills and principles needed for our participation in the outdoors.
The Alaska Outdoors University seeks to put qualified mentors together with learners in order to foster safer, better-informed, and more meaningful experiences in the Alaska outdoors. We are launching with 30 sessions on Alaska hunt planning. All of them are in video format. These are very detailed sessions that cover the bulk of my hunt planning material that I share with my consulting clients. It is approximately 30 hours in length, and covers all aspects of the planning process. This is the first installment of four; the next three will cover Logistics, Gear, and Field Techniques. We are monetizing this expansion primarily through user fees. This will allow us to bring on other content providers who can produce material on other topics you need to know about.
If you'd like to take it for a test drive, you can visit the Alaska Outdoors University site without signing up. Feel free to click around in there and explore, and be sure to watch the Introduction video. It explains more about it. A quick visit will show you the layout, and the entire lineup of available sessions. CLICK THIS LINK to pop over for a look around.
We have two subscription levels in the Alaska Outdoors University: monthly, and annual. Both are set to auto-renew, but you can opt out of auto-renew if you prefer. Keep in mind that when your subscription runs out, you will no longer have access to the courses. To sign up, click on the Membership link at the top of the forums.
I hope you enjoy the Alaska Outdoors University! It’s the next big step in our efforts to grow the site to meet the needs of our users.