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WSP 101: Basic Survival & Preparedness

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Participants will gain practical knowledge to plan appropriately, avoid common mistakes, use current & primitive technology, and gain foundational skills to survive being lost or stranded in the Oregon wilderness.

This section is taught by Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputies who work on our Search & Rescue Team in the wilderness of Western Oregon- most notably the Mount Hood National Forest. With years of training experience and firsthand knowledge of countless survival scenarios, these survival experts will teach you essential preparedness concepts and key survival skills for the wilderness of the Northwest. Designed for outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, hikers, and campers alike who frequent the back county of Clackamas County. The class covers a range of subject matter including planning/preparation/survival essentials, navigation/GPS, shelter building, fire building, wilderness first aid concepts, natural survival aids of the PNW. Classroom-based instruction with hands-on demonstration and activities.

  • One 8-hour session

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