Emergency shelter can come in the form of a poncho, your backpack, yes even a plastic garbage bag, if that's all you have. Sheltering from the elements is your first consideration in any emergency survival situation. Emphasis is emergency shelter skills for the Oregon coast.
Emergency Shelter Class Oregon
location: Florence, OR
Dates: October 09-10
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Shelter mind set
Natural materials foraged in the surrounding landscape provide emergency materials for shelter. Or we utilize existing shelter such as tree's, rock overhangs, a hollow log, minus the Bear, of course.
Understanding and applying the science behind successful emergency shelter building is paramount to your survival in the outdoors.
Learning to build a functioning emergency shelter is invaluable to your training in wilderness survival. As you spend more time outdoors survival skills become increasingly important. Be ready and make your adventure an unforgettable and exciting experience, not a tragedy.
Emphasis is on shelter set up with a special focus on Pacific Northwest weather
Using hands-on application of natural available materials for shelter construction. We will also cover shelter basics using tarps, plastic, emergency foil blankets, during lecture and field application.
How to build shelters
Learn where, when, how, and with what available materials is an enlightening and important skill. Locating your camp in a safe location away from potential flooding, windfall, vehicles, and wildlife trails are covered.
Not unlike making forts in the woods as children; but with the added elements of shelter science and hands-on experience. And of course, our expert training to bring it all together for you.
Courses are held south of Florence, OR. Florence is an hour's drive west of Eugene and three and a half - hours north of Medford. And a three and a half-hour drive south of Portland. For Bend and Central Oregon, however, expect 3 to 4 hours.
- Driving directions, gear list, course forms, specific to your class are provided upon registration
- Camping and meals are not provided
- First day start time 8:40 AM - end time 4:PM
- No smoking
- No dogs or pets of any kind allowed on camp premises or in vehicles
- Leave No Trace: pack it in and pack it out
Not available on site. See area accommodations for Camping, Honeyman Memorial State Park, Lagoon Campground, Darlings Marina & RV Resort are the closest. Motel accommodations in and around Florence OR. 97439, and Dune City.
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- emergency shelter
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- intro - animal tracking
- useful edible and medicinal native plants
- introduction to survival trapping