Oregon Survival School operates seasonally along the rugged and beautiful Oregon coast. We offer basic to advanced training in outdoor survival and nature awareness skills.
Emergency survival skills
The Oregon Survival School offers multi-day outdoor survival courses. All courses dramatically increase your skill level in basic and advanced survival. Courses consist of basic and advanced practical survival and emergency skills.
Oregon Survival School Courses
Oregon courses begin November and run through April each year. Check specific course for date and availability.
Emergency Shelter Instruction
Understanding the use of shelter in an emergency is what this course teaches. This course will get you started in survival shelters. emergency shelter
The month of December along the Oregon coast is a perfect time to practice fire-making. Its wet and wild this time of year. Learn what it takes to be a pro in emergency fire making. fire-craft
Animal and Man Tracking Courses
During January we offer our animal and man tracking courses. Increase your awareness and enjoyment of the outdoors by learning the Art of Tracking. A must-have training for Search and Rescue, Coast Guard, and Law Enforcement. tracking courses
Wild and Useful Plants of the Oregon Coast
April showers bring May flowers. Ferns, fungi, all types of wild plant species. It is one of my favorite times of year to be out on the trail. wild useful plants
Have you ever wanted to learn how to feed yourself in an outdoor emergency? For you meat eaters and those that don’t prefer meat for a meal. Intro-Survival Trapping is a great starter course in basic primitive trapping. intro-survival trapping
Cold Weather Survival Basics
Coming January and February 2019. This two-day in house course, will focus on preparation for survival in snow country.
Oregon Survival School student reviews
“Thanks so much for all the information I gleaned from the animal tracking course. It was better than I expected, and you are a great storyteller. I could listen all day to your adventures and outdoor wisdom.” ~Susan T.
“My girlfriend and I took Marks tracking class and we both enjoyed it very much. Mark is a wonderful teacher and full of knowledge and if you are considering one of his classes just pull the trigger and take it, you won’t be disappointed. We look forward to learning more from Mark in his other classes. “ ~Shane Jorgensen
Oregon Survival School location
Oregon courses are held just a few miles south of Florence Oregon. Florence is about an hour’s drive west of Eugene. About three and a half – hours north of Medford. And a three and a half -hour drive south of Portland and Bend and Central Oregon.
Driving directions, gear list specific to your course is provided with registration packet.
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- Eligible Students: adults. (teens ages 14-15, must be accompanied by an adult). Teens 16 -17, may attend with parental consent.
- Registration: please register for the course(s) 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.
- Duration: varies, see course descriptions.
- Schedule: 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 a 20 minute drive south of Florence. Three and a half hours south of Portland; an hour drive west of Eugene; and and hours drive north of Coos Bay.
- Accommodations: none available on sight. See area accommodations for Camping, Honeyman Memorial State Park , and Lagoon Campground, Darlings Marina & RV Resort are the closest. Motel accommodations in and around Florence OR. and Dune City.
- Meals: none provided
- 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
- Gear: 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
Coastal Wild Plants April 20-21, 2019