The Oregon coast experiences heavy winter rainfall and high humidity conditions. Two good reasons why I offer this course during the wettest time of year at the Oregon Survival School. How to make fire in the Oregon wet
I'm really excited to have so much time dedicated to just a single essential skill like fire craft ~John Butler
It’s wet and I can't start a fire!
It’s one thing to practice building a campfire during the warm and dry months of summer. But add driving rain and howling wind to the mix. Now you have perfect conditions to test and challenge your fire-making skill.
I’m down to my last match!
As someone who appreciates the skill it takes to make fire in extreme conditions. You will learn and apply a variety of ways to make fire during class. We will cover wooden and paper matches, lighters, flints, and magnesium. You will learn to use plant and tree materials and where to find the best kindling and tinder.
I'm cold and sopping wet!
Understanding the mechanics and science behind fire making is important for success. We know that without enough oxygen for combustion we will have poor results. And we also know that not having enough dry fuel will make it difficult to make a good hot fire.
Fire Craft makes the difference!
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 fail.
Fire Craft - Oregon
Field Course ~OPEN
Dates: April 10-11
Location: Florence, OR
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Our goal is to help you build you a solid foundation in emergency advanced fire making. Train in person, or Online with Mark Wienert.
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.