Survival shelter can come in the form of a poncho, your backpack, yes even a plastic garbage bag, if that's all you have.
Emergency shelter from the elements is your first consideration in any survival situation.
Or you can use natural materials found in the surrounding landscape. 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 survival shelter set up with a special focus on Pacific Northwest weather.
Using hands-on application of natural insulation materials will also cover shelter basics using tarps, plastic, emergency foil blankets, and tents during lecture and field application.
Emergency Shelter Training
location: Florence, OR
Dates: October 09-10
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learn how to build emergency shelters with a variety of materials including tarps and plastic sheets. It’s important for you to learn how to build these shelters in real-time.
Learning to build and make use of survival and emergency shelters in the outdoors is an enlightening and fun experience. 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.
Have a question about the Oregon Survival School?
- emergency shelter
- the bow drill
- intro - animal tracking
- useful edible and medicinal native plants
- introduction to survival trapping