The Oregon coast experiences heavy winter rainfall and high humidity conditions—two good reasons why we offer this course during the wettest time of year. Creating fire in the Oregon wet is a challenge. Join us and learn how.
Fire Craft - Oregon
Dates: November 11-12 & December 09-10, 2023
Custom Training Available
Location: Florence, Oregon
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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, and now you have perfect conditions to test and challenge your fire-making skill.
I’m down to my last match!
We appreciate the skill it takes to make a fire in extreme conditions, so we prioritize learning and applying a variety of ways to make fire. 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.
The difference between an uncomfortable night out, and a life-threatening one, is your skill at making fire. Mastery empowers you for success in wet and hypothermic conditions.
"Fire Craft makes the difference! Where others fail, you will succeed" ~ Mark Wienert
Our goal is to help you build a solid foundation in emergency advanced fire making. Train in person, with Mark Wienert.
- Driving directions, gear list, start time, and forms specific to your class are provided upon registration
- No smoking
- No dogs or pets allowed on camp premises or in vehicles
- Leave No Trace: pack it in and pack it out
Location and accommodations
The Oregon Survival School operates out of two primary privately owned locations.
Check under DETAILS at the top of the page for class locations.
- Coast Camp: is near Florence in an old-growth Sitka Spruce forest with wetland and lake habitat.
- Cascade Camp: near Oakridge is a mixed conifer Douglas Fir forest with streamside, wetland, and meadow habitats.
Welcome to Coast Camp! It is located approximately one hour's drive west of Eugene. Camping is not available on-site. Please see area accommodations for the closest camping including Honeyman Memorial State Park, Lagoon Campground, and Darlings Marina & RV Resort. There are hotel accommodations in and around Florence OR., 97439, and in Dune City.
Welcome to Cascade Camp! Tent and car camping are available onsite at Cascade Camp. We are located approximately one hour's drive east of Eugene, near the community of Oakridge, OR. 97463