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April 2014
$49

Wilderness Survival Basics

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Trackers PDX,
5040 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, OR United States
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This is 8-hour course serves as inspiration and introduction into the world of Wilderness Survival and Primitive Skills. The course begins with an overview of priorities in both an emergency and long-term wilderness survival situation. Then we get hands-on experience with different primitive basics that include creating shelter, finding water, making fire, and much more Shuttle departure Trackers Scout Pit, 5040 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, OR Class location Camp Trackers, Sandy, OR Click here to register for the class

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25-50

Neighborhood Foraging of Spring Greens & Vegetables

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wild Food Adventures,
4125 N Colonial Ave, Portland, OR United States
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Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1 – 4pm Location: Portland, OR. Sponsor: Wild Food Adventures Description: We’ll bushwhack through Portland’s urban neighborhoods to find some of spring’s best and diverse delectables. See and sample from plants you pass by everyday. You will later find most of this abundance in your own neighborhood. What to Bring: Prepare for the weather, comfortable walking shoes that can get dirty. Meeting Site: Wild Food Adventures, 4125 N Colonial Ave, Portland, OR 97217. SW of N…

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Free

Workshop #2: Help Friends & Neighbors Get Prepared

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Service Employees International Union,
6401 SE Foster Rd, portland, OR 97206 United States
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In a major disaster, you and your neighbors will be each other’s closest source of help. “Help Friends & Neighbors Get Prepared,” the second workshop, shows you how to engage neighbors in getting their households ready, and how to organize to help each other after a disaster. Also, you’ll learn about Neighborhood Emergency Teams and, if being a volunteer first responder appeals to you, how to become a NET member. Also much needed are ham radio operators who can provide vital communication links.  

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May 2014
Free

Workshop #1: Make a Plan & Build a Kit

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church,
3915 SE Steele St, Portland, OR United States
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The first workshop, “Make a Plan & Build a Kit,” will teach you how to create a family emergency plan, including communications, getting everybody back together, and planning for children, pets and household members with special needs. It will also show you how to assemble an affordable emergency kit, including simple solutions for emergency sanitation.

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25-50

Wild Foods of Jessup Bluff

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wild Food Adventures,
3105 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR United States
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Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1 – 4pm Location: Jessup Bluff, Portland, OR. . Sponsor: Wild Food Adventures Description: (Previously set for May 11, this event is now May 4th). Explore edible and poisonous plants in one of Portlands most diverse and unique landscapes. See and sample from plants you pass by everyday and others you’ll find regularly. Most of these plants can be found in your own neighborhoods, fields, and local woodlands. Learn identification, use, and processing of fennel, chicory,…

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25-50

Wild Foods of Oxbow’s Old Growth Forest

May 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wild Food Adventures,
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Saturday May 10, 2014, 8am – noon Location: Oxbow Regional Park, Metro, Sandy River Gorge, OR. Sponsor: Wild Food Adventures Description: Come join us to learn about trees, shrubs, and herbs of North America that are found at Oxbow Regional Park, Metro, off the Sandy River Gorge. Find a diversity of edible wild plants including fiddlehead fern, elderberries, Solomon’s seal, fairly bells, nettles, red huckleberries, salmonberry, and more. Explore one of the more beautiful habitats just east of Gresham. This…

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Free

Free! Naturalist Skills Community Night

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cascadia Wild,
5431 NE 20th Ave., Portland, OR United States
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Lightweight Backpacking, Solo, Over Long Distance Presented by Don Sohler, experienced long distance backpacker Please visit the website before showing up.  Dates and Times may have changed.

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Free

Workshop #2: Help Friends & Neighbors Get Prepared

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
SMILE Station,
8210 SE 13th Ave, portland, OR United States
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In a major disaster, you and your neighbors will be each other’s closest source of help. “Help Friends & Neighbors Get Prepared,” the second workshop, shows you how to engage neighbors in getting their households ready, and how to organize to help each other after a disaster. Also, you’ll learn about Neighborhood Emergency Teams and, if being a volunteer first responder appeals to you, how to become a NET member. Also much needed are ham radio operators who can provide vital communication links.  

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Free

Workshop #2: Help Friends & Neighbors Get Prepared

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Reedwood Friends Church,
2901 SE Steele St, portland, OR United States
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In a major disaster, you and your neighbors will be each other’s closest source of help. “Help Friends & Neighbors Get Prepared,” the second workshop, shows you how to engage neighbors in getting their households ready, and how to organize to help each other after a disaster. Also, you’ll learn about Neighborhood Emergency Teams and, if being a volunteer first responder appeals to you, how to become a NET member. Also much needed are ham radio operators who can provide vital communication links.  

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$67

Hide Tanning Basics

May 24 @ 9:00 am - May 25 @ 4:00 pm
Trackers PDX,
5040 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, OR United States
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MAY 24:  9AM TO 4PM   MAY 25TH  9AM TO 4PM This two day course serves as an introduction into the wilderness skills process of hide tanning. The ancient art of turning raw hide into soft buckskin is one of the most satisfying outdoor skills you can learn. You work through a primitive process to create leather that can be crafted into clothing, tools and other DIY projects. The Class We focus on basic and timeless tanning methods that are functional…

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