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Posted on: February 20, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Stranded in the wild? Butte man teaches survival

One of Butte’s biggest tough guys is featured in Outdoor Life magazine’s March issue.

Rod Alne is an adjunct professor at Montana Tech who designs wilderness survival courses – one of his more tame credentials.

Alne spent 27 years in the Air Force’s elite para-rescue units, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant in 2005. He’s a combat veteran of the first Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq and has extensive special operations experience, servicing as Director of Operations for a 150-man elite Special Tactics Squadron.

After retiring, he move to Butte and created The Peak, Inc., which trains a variety of private and government entities, including elite military units, for wilderness survival.

“We take a common sense approach to survival equipment and training, and I believe that separates The Peak from others doing this type of work,” Alne said in a Montana Tech statement.

In the Outdoor Life article, Alne shares seven “essential survival skills that every outdoorsman should master.”

Check out the attached Outdoor Life article for advice on what should go in a survival kit, how to start a fire and how to find shelter in a pinch.

Story from The Montana Standard.
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