Essential Wilderness Skills

10:00am2:00pm

$69 for REI Members

$89 for non-members

Registration closed

Overview

  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 13
  • Group size 12 people

Getting ready to head into the backcountry and looking to increase your confidence in your outdoor skills? Our experienced instructors will share tips & tricks to help hone your skills while providing ample opportunity for demonstrations, discussion, skills practice and questions. We'll discuss the importance of the 10 essentials, campsite selection and proper layering while understanding mechanisms of heat loss/gain. Hands-on skills practice will include knot tying, shelter setup, stove use, fire building and water purification.

  • Understanding the importance and functionality of the 10 essentials
  • Proper clothing and equipment selection for the terrain and weather
  • Learn useful and reliable knots
  • Gain knowledge of stove fuels/use and water purification techniques
  • Practice setting-up shelters and effective fire building techniques

What to bring with you

Notes

Meet your instructors near the Visitor's Center at Rooster Rock State Park. $5 Oregon State Parking Fee required.

Map image of Rooster Rock State Park

More directions and information

Oregon State Park parking pass required