Fire Craft – Oregon: how to make fire in the Oregon wet
Fire Craft – Oregon is held during the month of December at our Oregon Camp along the southern coast where we experience heavy winter rainfall and high humidity conditions; two good reasons why I offer this course during this time of year.
It’s wet and I can’t start a fire.
It’s one thing to practice fire making during the warm and dry months of the year. But add the wet of the Oregon coast some driving rain and howling wind to the mix and now you have perfect conditions to test and challenge your fire-making skill.
I’m down to my last match!
As a participant, you will learn and apply a variety of fire making techniques during the intro Fire Craft course. We will instruct in the use of fire starters such as matches, lighters, flints, and magnesium, and learn many other types of emergency fire starting techniques.
You will apply flammable tinder from plant and wood sources while also locating the best types of kindling’s available.
I’m cold and sopping wet!
Understanding the mechanics and science behind fire-craft is important for success. We know that without enough oxygen for combustion we will have poor results but we also know that not having enough fuel will also make it difficult to make a good hot fire.
Fire Craft – Oregon. Makes the difference!
Fire Craft make’s the difference between an uncomfortable night out or a life threatening one.
Mastering fire empowers you for success in wet and hypothermic conditions.
Where you will succeed, others without our training may fail.
Book this course today!
Two-Day Intro Fire Craft – Oregon
December 16-17, 2017 ~CLOSED
Tuition – $95.00 per person
Emphasis is on building a strong foundation in basic fire construction including one-match and flint (Ferro Rod) strike technique. Participants learn and practice with hands-on instruction for successful fire making in extreme wet conditions.
More • Camp Info
- Eligible Students: adults and teens 16 + No minimum enrollment – maximum 10
- Registration: please register for the courses of your choice as soon as possible. This helps us with course preparation. All students are required to sign a camp policy, medical, and liability release Form to participate. Students under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian’s signature on all forms
- Duration: varies, see course descriptions
- Schedule: survival courses begin at 9:00 am and end at 3:30 pm (PST) on the first day, 2:00 pm on last day
- Location: Oregon Coast, four hours south of Portland; an hour and a half drive southwest of Eugene; a half hour north of Coos Bay; and, a half hour south of Florence. Upon completed registration directions to Course location will be made available
- Accommodations: recommendations for accommodations Camping: William M. Tugman State Park, and Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, Motel accommodations Lakeside or Winchester Bay OR. are the closest.
- Meals: none provided
- Leave No Trace: pack it in and pack it out
- Equipment: appropriate rain gear, warm clothes, rain/hiking boots, extra socks, gloves, day pack, snack, lunch, personal carving knife (pocket knives are okay)
- Transport: shuttle service is unavailable
- Instruction: Mark Wienert
Oregon Survival School Courses
- emergency shelter
- animal tracking
- winter outdoor survival training
- useful edible and medicinal native plants
- introduction to survival trapping