Survival Skills Weekend. Begin your training in useful survival skills over the span of a weekend.
Survival Skills Weekend-Oregon
Dates: May 20-22, 2022 ~ ah darn, you missed it!
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Location: Cascade Camp near Eugene, OR.
We ask you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend.
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Eligible Students: Adults. Teens 16 + may attend with parental consent
Develop Essential Survival Skills
Learning survival skills is essential if you spend any time in nature. We help you begin your training in the skills needed to recreate in the outdoors safely.
Having good functioning camping gear is important for a comfortable overnight experience. The last thing you want when your 5- miles out from the trailhead is equipment failure. So, choosing the right gear for your activity and knowledge to use it is important.
Did you know that your camping gear is also your survival gear? The gear you take with you is the gear that protects you from cold to extreme heat. The gear you choose, from head to toe, will have a big effect on your camping experience.
Knowledge and experience
But what is even more important than gear, is knowledge and experience. The more time you spend outdoors the more knowledge and experience you gain.
Leave no trace
Applying leave no trace principles to your camping experience makes for a much better time on the trail. Whether you're backpacking or car camping leave no trace reduces the chances of having negative experiences with bears and rodents.
Feeding squirrels and bears is a no no, and habituates animals to people. Keep our wildlife healthy and wild by cleaning up your camp.
Pack it in, pack it out!
Weekend Survival School - Oregon
Survival training bushcraft, and woodcraft skills dramatically enhance your outdoor experience.
Psychology of Survival
- sympathetic nervous system
- a prepared mind
- basic emergency fire craft
- basic camp cooking
- using a backpacking stove
- shelter - clothing-layering
- shelter - location
- setting up a tent - tarp - knots
- primitive emergency shelter
- hydration - filtering
- locating water
Useful Wild Plants
- common useful plants & trees
- alternative lightweight nutritional foods for backpacking
- camp knives
- safety and technique
- intro map reading
- using a compass
- way finding
- human and wildlife interaction
- track awareness
- predator awareness
Leave No Trace
- backcountry sanitation
- leave no trace concepts
Discover wild edible and medicinal plants
As a group, we do several nature walks in the area for animal and wild plant identification. Course time will be held at campsite and surrounding area for lectures and practicing survival skills.
backpack and gear
Bring a backpack if you have one. If you don't, you can look at the backpacks other students bring. And hear the pros and cons on what folks like about their packs.
Feel free to bring any gear you would like to practice with during camp. Such as backpack stove and water filter.
Here is our recommended gear and food list for the Weekend Survival School Gear List
Cascade Camp. Eugene, Oregon.
- Eligible Students: adults, (Teens 16 +, may attend with parental consent.)
- Class Limit: 12
- Requirements: Fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Thank you!
- Duration: Friday afternoon through noon Sunday
- Schedule: arrive between 4PM & 5 PM Friday – ends on Sunday at 12:oo noon
- Location: east of Eugene, OR. Directions will be provided after enrollment
- Accommodations: campsite included
- Meals: after receiving your registration payment we will email meal suggestions for breakfast lunch and dinner items
- Leave No Trace camping: pack it in and pack it out
- Equipment: a registration packet will be supplied after enrollment
- Transport: - shuttle not available.
- School Instructors and Staff: Mark Wienert Owner – founder and head instructor;– Lifesong volunteers.