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Upcoming Appleseed Project: Weekend Shoot

on Tuesday, 10 February 2015. Posted in Events

 mission-IsaacDavis.jpg  Appleseed Project: Weekend Shoot Sat.-Sun., March 7-8, 2015

What is Project Appleseed?

Some of the very best training you will ever receive!  Appleseed is a program that instructs Americans on the traditional rifle marksmanship skills that have been passed down from generation to generation, along with reconnecting today's Americans with the people and events of the Founding era. Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are to allow a Rifleman to be accurate out to 500 yards, with iron sights, standard rifle and surplus ammo. This is the traditional 'Rifleman's Quarter mile', which is an uniquely American Rifleman skill, that has been part of this nation from the very first days.

Most of the instruction at an Appleseed is conducted at 25 meters, at reduced size targets to simulate 100 to 500 yards. This well proven technique allows us to concentrate on the shooter's mechanics and less time walking a range. At those locations that allow for actual distance shooting, participants are often able to see first hand that the skills that they learn at 25 meters directly apply to actual distances out to 500 yards. These foundational skills are not being passed on to future generations, and so Appleseeds are great for new or experienced shooters alike.

Through Project Appleseed, the Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA) is committed to teaching two things: 1) rifle marksmanship and 2) our early American heritage. They do this for one simple reason, the skill and knowledge of what our founding fathers left to us is eroding in modern America and without deliberate action, they will be lost to ignorance and apathy.

Children are encouraged to come & participate!!! If your child is old enough to safely handle a rifle by himself/herself and endure a long day of instruction he/she is welcome to attend and encouraged. Be aware that some State laws require that a child be a certain age to handle rifle.  (All information was obtained from the website).

To register for this Appleseed please go to:  Click on the "Appleseed" Tab.  Pull the scroll down and click on the "Schedule" Tab.  Scroll down and click on the state you want to take your training in (good idea to check both Oregon's & Washington's).  Select which location and date work for you and REGISTER ASAP!  These shoots fill-up quickly.

YOU MUST REGISTER WITH APPLESEED!!!  Also there is a registration fee (from free to $60 for the 2-day shoot) which you pay to Appleseed when you register online at!!!

Mon. Feb. 2 is "1st Monday of the Quarter" Meet-Up Featuring Gardening How-To's

on Sunday, 18 January 2015. Posted in Events


Get All of Your Tips for: Gardening now for a Bountiful Summer Harvest

Please join GorgePrep for the 1st Monday of the Quarter Meet-up on Monday, February 2 at 7pm. We will be discussing what to do now and in the next few months to ensure a bountiful garden all summer long. Eleana is our resident Master Gardener and gardening in the Gorge expert with more than 25 years experience.

Please make plans to join us for this free Meet-up and remember to bring your questions and to invite a friend or two!

This Meetup runs from 7:00pm to 9pm.  We meet in the basement-dining hall of the 2nd building of First Christian Church, 404 NE 6th Ave., Camas WA 98607.  The dining hall is accessed from half way down the side street--NE Cedar Street.


"1st Monday of the Quarter" meeting... replaces "1st Monday of the month" meetings!

on Saturday, 08 March 2014. Posted in Events

  As spring arrives and the snow melts we at GorgePrep have decided to move our 1st Monday of the month meetings to the "1st Monday of the Quarter." This will give all of us more time to work on our "to-do" seasonal lists.

So please make a note in your calendar for 7pm on the "1st Monday of the Quarter" in May, Aug., Nov., and February.

PLEASE!!! We invite you to send us what is on your "to-do list" for each season and your ideas for how to do it wiser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At each "1st Monday of the Quarter" meeting the group will share ideas on what and how to do things to make preparedness more effective, efficient and affordable, as well as discuss current thoughts and concerns of the coming season! Now out to work on the new and improved lock-down chicken yard!

Living Ready Community Ed. Workshop this Thursday!

on Sunday, 16 February 2014. Posted in Events

Living Ready Community Ed. Workshop this Thursday!
(Feb., 20)

February is getting organized. We will discuss and help set-up Neighborhood Response Teams using the Washington State MAPS program as a guide. Each person who volunteers to be their neighborhood response team coordinator will be given handouts to organize their own neighborhood.

The second part of the evening will be discussing the pros and cons of various communication tools and developing a communication plan for our local neighborhoods. If you wish to buy one, the study manual for taking your Ham Radio Technician Level 1 will be for sale for $20.

This is a community education workshop and the $5 fee will be forwarded to the Washougal Community Education Program.

Go to to register or call Community Ed. at 360-954-3040. This workshop is held 7-9pm in the school library, Cape Horn-Skye Elementary, 9731 Washougal River Rd., Washougal WA 98671.

The goal of this "Living Ready Series" is that participants will live a prepared life style and be ready to respond in a coordinated effort to local neighborhood emergencies.

It’s Movie Night at!

on Tuesday, 24 September 2013. Posted in Events



Join for the just released movie, “The Book of Daniel.” This beautifully filmed movie follows the Prophet Daniel as he lives his life honoring God while being taken prisoner to live in service of the most powerful king the world had ever seen.

All are invited to this free movie (we do suggest a donation of 2 cans of food which will be donated to local food banks) which will be shown at the First Christian Church, 404 NE 6th Ave., Camas WA 98607, on Sunday, October 6. The movie will begin at 6pm in the basement of the second building (entrance is from the west side mid block on Cedar St.). Popcorn will be provided, but everyone is encouraged to bring enough extras of your favorite movie snacks to share!

See YOU at the movies!



This is a free movie

First "Are YOU ready?" Preparedness Expo was a Success!

on Thursday, 19 September 2013. Posted in Events


"Are YOU ready?" Preparedness Expo 2013 was a success!

On Saturday, September 14, the gateway to the Columbia River Gorge was wide open! Skies were brilliant blue, the air temperature was in the mid-to-upper 80’s, the breeze along the river kept things comfortable, and the views from Marina Park were picture perfect with Mt. Hood to the east and a river full of fisherman working to take home some fall Chinook.

Meanwhile, in the Port of Camas-Washougal’s Marina Park and Parker’s Landing Historical Park, more than 35 preparedness experts were on hand to share information and answer questions on many of the issues related to “personal preparedness” in the northwest. Topics ranged from getting your self and your family mentally and spiritually prepared for disasters, to the function behind remote control quad-copters, convenient ways to store enough drinkable water, to which plants in our backyard are edible, to reasons why miniature turkeys might be part of your “living prepared” lifestyle.

By day’s end approximately 200 to 250 people had attended the first "Are YOU ready?" Preparedness Expo 2013, at Marina Park & Parker’s Landing Historical Park. Sponsored by, plans are already underway to host an even larger personal preparedness expo on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

2013 Participant Preparedness Experts were: American Red Cross, Backyard Bees, Backyard Chickens, Boy Scouts of America, Boy Scout Troop 314—Washougal Washington, Coffee & Beans, Dutch Oven Cooking, East County Fire & Rescue —Station 91, Farmers Insurance-Luke Shanahan, Firewise, Gardening in the Gorge, Gorge Preparedness—, Ham Radios, LJC Feedstore, Long-term food Storage,, Skamania County Emergency Management, Region IV-Public Health, US Geological Service, Water, WSU Master Food Preservers, and WSU Master Gardeners.

"Why Should Moms Prepare?" Come find out at the “Are YOU ready?” Preparedness Expo

on Friday, 06 September 2013. Posted in Events

"Why Should Moms Prepare?"

Come find out at the “Are YOU ready?” Preparedness Expo

Sat. Sept. 14th 10am to 4pm,

Port of Camas-Washougal, Washington’s Marina Park

(Hwy. 14, exit 14—10 min. east of the Washington side of the I-205 Bridge)



Preparedness Mamas and blogger enthusiasts ( Shelle and Tyra share their passion for preparedness at the Saturday, September 14th “Are YOU ready?” Preparedness Expo. So make plans NOW to COME ask the experts how you can prepare your family for the big and small disasters in life (admission for the Expo is free but a donation of 2 cans of food or $2 is encouraged which will go to help local food banks). gurus will be hosting a number of “mini-workshops” at the “Are YOU ready?” Preparedness Expo to take the scared out of being prepared and provide women with reliable, realistic and practical information about emergency preparedness, self-reliance, and everyday life – without the hype! mini workshops schedule at the Expo:


10:30am - Emergency Entertainment Kits: Boredom can be just as destructive as the disaster, are you equipped to combat it? Learn about a “must have” companion for your survival bags.


11:30am - 5 Home Remedies for Cold and Flu Season: It's upon us already, but are you prepared? Learn about 5 simple to make home remedies to help kick those germs and strengthen your immune system.


12:30pm - Educating Kids About Disasters: Education and preparation are the two keys to psychological preparedness. Learn how to make a scary subject fun and engaging to increase your children's resilience.


1:30pm - DIY Emergency Heater: Don't get left in the cold during winter storms and power outages. Learn how to make a simple heater with an amazing capacity and shelf life.


2:30pm - Mason Jar Soil Test: A simple science experiment can tell you all you need to know about your garden soil so you know what amendments you need to add for a great gardening season.


3:30pm - Butter in a Jar: Family fun meets preparedness skills in this hands on butter making experience.


Also remember to look for more in-depth workshops by gurus at

Red berries, huge mushrooms, succulent roots... Safe to eat? Come learn from the expert!

on Monday, 02 September 2013. Posted in Events

Red Berries, huge mushrooms, succulent root... Safe to eat?  Come learn from the expert!

Join us Sunday, September 15, 2013, 2-4pm at the First Christian Church, (404 NE 6th Ave, Camas, WA 98607) for a free"Edible Wild Plants — Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate" Slide Presentation & Lecture by Author, Dr. John Kallas!

Dr. Kallas will help us learn how to identify, harvest and prepare the nutritious, delicious, and abundant edible wild plants found within walking distance of our kitchens. So make plans today to join us on Sun., Sept. 15 for this informative workshop! See YOU there! is hosting "Are YOU ready?" Preparedness Expo Sat., Sept 14

on Saturday, 17 August 2013. Posted in Events

Please make plans to join us Sat., Sept. 14 for "Are you ready?" Preparedness Expo in the Park!!!!!! September is National Preparedness Month... this year the focus is “turning awareness into action.” "Are you ready?" Preparedness Expo in the Park is Sat., Sept. 14 is from 10a to 4p at the Port of Camas-Washougal's Marina Park & Parker's Landing Heritage Park. Suggested admission is $2 or 2 cans of food (to be donated to local food banks) "Are you ready?" Preparedness Expo is an informational expo with emergency preparedness experts from private as well as government agencies sharing information on what we can expect the government to be able to do, what we will need to be able to do to take of us and ours in an emergency, and what we need to be doing TODAY to live a prepared life! The Expo will feature a number of informational booths, hands-on activities, and speakers scheduled throughout the day at the Village Green-Town Square podium Be informed, Make a plan, Build a kit, Get involved, Be ready... NOW Hosts 2 "MeetUps" Every Week!

on Thursday, 30 May 2013. Posted in Events is NOW sponsoring 2 different free "MeetUps" each week! The first meetup is on Monday nights from 7 to 9pm we host "Urban Survival Forum."

The second Meetup will be starting the first Sunday in July--a 10 week forum "Learning to Live with Confidence in a Chaotic World."

This is a weekly Meet-up for "learning the keys to live with calm assurance in the face of pandemonium: answers for living with confidence, faith, joy and peace." Produced by Turning Point Ministries, and facilitated by "Mark" this is a 10-week DVD study & discussion series. The Meet-up runs from 6 to 8pm, with everyone invited to the 5pm potluck.

You can find's meetups and RSVP at:

See You soon!