Dr. Nicole Apelian—nature maven
"We are designed to live in nature—to survive and thrive!"
Walk softly and carry a big knife. That's Nicole Apelian. Survival skills specialist, herbalist, mother, anthropologist, tracker, wildwoman. There's no single word to describe her skills. There are many arrows in her quiver, and yes, she has a quiver and you can bet she makes her own arrows too! From taking travelers on tracking safaris with the Kalahari Bushman in Botswana, to teaching emergency preparedness and survival skills in her home state of Washington, Nicole is a leader in the field of transformative nature education.
A star of the History Channel's reality show, Alone, Nicole spent 57 days by herself on Vancouver Island, with little more than her knife and her wits. She was also the field consultant for the movie, Leave No Trace. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000, Nicole uses her connection with nature to find alternative healing modalities, which she shares via her online herbal apothecary. Follow Nicole @nicole_apelian.
Nicole forages in the Britt Utility in Natural Stretch Canvas.