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Wilderness Survival 101

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.Portland, United States

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Experience hosted by Raj

7 hours
Includes food, drinks, transport, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Wilderness 101-Learn to survive or impress friends

We'll spend the day learning 10 must-have wilderness skills from the rugged (map reading, building shelter and fire, securing fresh water), to the important (first aid), to tips and tricks for more recreational style backpacking (cooking, entertaining). Includes free photo-video package of your awesome day and a water-proof outline for your next adventure. Expect to sweat, trek, and enjoy a swim.

What's included

  • Food
    Light snacks to supplement dinner
  • Drinks
    One small water bottle per person
  • Transport
    Complimentary pick up and drop off at Stumptown, it's a 45 min drive to tra...
  • Equipment
    Everything you'll need
From ₹9,239
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Raj

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My wife, China, and I founded the adventure company, Two of a Feather. Having backpacked and photographed worldwide, we still love to call the Pacific NW home. NOLS Wilderness First Responder.
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Where you'll be

We'll rendezvous at Portland's original Stumptown coffee for a quick fuel-up and then carpool to one of my favorite spots in the Columbia Gorge, just 30 min outside of Portland. These wilderness routes provide a picturesque view of the Columbia River and a safe backdrop for our hands-on workshop.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Lucy
July 2017
My friend Serita and I had such a great experience with Raj and his wife, China. I am not a huge people-person, so was a little worried about trying an experience, especially one that had us spending a full day with strangers, but let me tell you, they were awesome. So chill, down-to-earth, and knowledgeable. They did a great job of taking care of everything so we could just kick back and enjoy doing an experience together. They were also very communicative, so I felt prepared and knew what to expect. The hike itself was very beautiful and Raj was great at explaining things as we went. We passed quite a few waterfalls, which was great! At the top, we had some snacks and opted for some rosé as well, and it was here that Raj really got into the meat of his Wilderness 101 survival skills. We even learned to make a fire using only water and a plastic bag! Overall, I had a really great time on this experience. I felt comfortable, relaxed, the hike was rewarding and I walked away with some new skills to boot. Would definitely recommend!
My friend Serita and I had such a great experience with Raj and his wife, China. I am not a huge people-person, so was a little worried about trying an experience, especially one t…
Dana
June 2017
My travel companion and I had a great day with Raj. He was very personable and knowledgeable. The trail he chose was beautiful, and the lunch he brought for us was really nice. China sent the photos and video of the trip; they were wonderful, and free!! I would not hesitate to recommend Two of a Feather.
My travel companion and I had a great day with Raj. He was very personable and knowledgeable. The trail he chose was beautiful, and the lunch he brought for us was really nice. Chi…
Ralph
June 2017
We were able to enjoy a day with Raj on his Wilderness 101 tour. Raj is personable, has a positive demeanor, and very knowledgeable about hiking in the wilderness. We hiked up past Wahkeena Falls while he shared his knowledge and engaged in conversations with us on many topics (some related to hiking, some just general chatter). As for our hike, it was beautiful scenery and challenging to me. I have a prosthetic foot and Raj made sure that our pace was appropriate and made sure that I was comfortable. I had forgotten to pack my trekking poles for our trip, but he a pair in his backpack that helped me immensely on our decline back to the base of the trail. At the top of our hike, Raj provided some refreshments while he shared his knowledge. His trip description does not do justice to what he had in his backpack for our "snack". We were expecting something like trail mix, beef jerky, and so forth. What he had for us was a full loaf of French bread, brie, goat cheese, really nice beer (Dale's Pale Ale), wine if you prefer, excellent crackers, and prosciutto & mozzarella. Raj was a great trail guide for us and most of the knowledge he imparted will likely not get used. But let me reiterate - he was a great trail guide/companion and made the day excellent.
We were able to enjoy a day with Raj on his Wilderness 101 tour. Raj is personable, has a positive demeanor, and very knowledgeable about hiking in the wilderness. We hiked up past…
Victor
June 2017
Raj and China are an amazing adventuring power couple. Raj is very warm, candid, and knowledgeable about the outdoors. China adds so much energy and has an excellent eye for fun and beautiful moments to record. Join up with these two because whatever they want to show you will be awesome and they will do it with their stylin van and packing lots of goodies. I learned and had fun!
Raj and China are an amazing adventuring power couple. Raj is very warm, candid, and knowledgeable about the outdoors. China adds so much energy and has an excellent eye for fun an…
Megan
June 2017
I was so pleasantly surprised by this adventure. Raj and his wife China went above and beyond to make this a special trip, and tailored it to our requests. Even though the weather was less than perfect, they kept our spirits up throughout -- and provided delicious snacks at the summit. The fact that they were *also* our personal photographers/videographers during the trip was the icing on the cake, and the survival/wilderness tips offered throughout were actionable and practical.
I was so pleasantly surprised by this adventure. Raj and his wife China went above and beyond to make this a special trip, and tailored it to our requests. Even though the weather…
Christen
June 2017
This experience was great! Raj set us up with a beautiful hike and clearly knows what he's talking about when it comes to wilderness skills. Our group was a mix of experienced hikers and beginners, and the trip still had something for everyone. He and his wife, China, made sure we had everything we might need for the day, including extra water, layers, and a ton of snacks. They were also flexible, and responded to the skill level and interests of the group when we hit a bit of rain to come up with a few options to make sure the day still went off without a hitch. I'd definitely recommend it!
This experience was great! Raj set us up with a beautiful hike and clearly knows what he's talking about when it comes to wilderness skills. Our group was a mix of experienced hike…

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

We will reach out to you before your trip to discuss weather and any questions you may have to make sure you have the best time ever! Be sure to bring extra layers in case of cold weather.

What to bring

Shoes for hiking moderately elevated terrain

Clothing appropriate for the seasonal weather