Difficulty Rating: Level 3
*We have now combined our Urban and Wilderness SERE course into one complete program! 7 Days of Hardcore Tactical Survival! SERE Training is not for the faint of heart! Tactical survival is an entirely different challenge than just surviving under normal conditions. When people seek to hurt you and it’s a must to escape and evade; you sure as hell don’t want it to be the first time you have ever done it. Training is key!
Kidnapping is one of the biggest criminal enterprises in the world, and Americans are targets worldwide! In this program, you will understand what it is like to be kidnapped and interrogated for real. We will cover how to handle a variety of scenarios and tactical survival skills in both an urban and wilderness environment. The scary thing is that statistically a civilian traveling the world will have a much higher likelihood of being captured by hostiles and killed. Kidnapping is a multi-billion dollar business worldwide and this course will teach you the skills you need to know in safety in whatever hostile area you might find yourself. Welcome to SERE. The most hardcore civilian SERE training you can get in the world! You will be hunted and you will be forced to escape and evade expert trackers with a number of advanced resources.
This course will take a normal civilian and transform them into someone who capable of escaping illegal custody and disappearing back into a safe zone. When traveling you have to be aware of the tactics that criminals use, so that you don’t end up becoming a victim. We will teach you the counter tactics you can use to protect you and your family. These skills could be used in a SHTF scenario, being kidnapped, economic breakdown, being stuck in a hostile country, evading capture, natural disaster, and much more! This is not a course designed for military personnel, though all the information is pertinent to military operations as well. In this course, you will learn the tactics of special forces in a package every civilian can use! Do you think you have what it takes to make it through SERE?
Shelter/ Fast efficient shelters for someone on the move and in hiding. Water/ Methods of the scouts for water procurement. How to get it quickly and quietly! Fire/ Numerous methods for creating fire as well as hiding it. Food/ Stealthy primitive traps and light weight food procurement kits
The evasion section of the class will cover how to avoid tracker teams, land navigation using primitive methods, counter tracking, improvised camo and stealth tactics, and the technique the elite military units have been using for decades to elude trackers. We will also cover tactical tracking principles and the importance of stealthy movement for evasion.
This portion of the course is the whole point of the class, nothing prepares your mind for capture better than the resistance phase. After this course you will fully understand why you can never be captured. In order to survive these situations, you must have preliminary training. You will learn how to deal with your interrogator, what to say, and how to deal with being captured. The interrogation phase is optional, though highly recommended. After the training, even the most average of people will be able to escape and evade. But if you decide to go through with it, you will be treated badly and interrogated harshly so be prepared for it. Many people enjoy the exercise, its a real deal mind game that will teach the most important rule in tactical survival. Never get captured!
The escape portion of the course will teach you how to escape various types of restraints including: handcuffs, zip ties, duct tape, ropes, and much more! And once you learn how to escape then you will be taught various methods for avoiding your pursuers in the wilderness. We will teach you how to counter track and how to build man traps to deter an enemy that follows you! The final day will be an all day FTX where you will be interrogated, escape custody, and then be forced into the woods to avoid the tracker teams that will be pursuing you over a day and half. You will avoid the trackers and then have to navigate to a rendevous point where you will meet up with your cadre for evacuation and debriefing! Come see if you have what it takes to make it through SERE, because not everyone does. High attrition rate in this course!
URBAN SURVIVAL SKILLS-
- How to pick locks and handcuffs.
- How to escape from restraints
- Urban Stealth
- Surveillance and Counter Surveillance
- Knife Fighting and Gun Disarmament
- Urban CQB and Room Clearing
- Urban Caches and Comms Planning
You will learn some really high speed skills during the Urban phase of the program. During this class you E&E in the wilderness and the city and you will be moving almost non stop during the escape. You will start in the wilderness and move to an urban area, where you will have to complete a series of missions in order to graduate. The whole time you will be chased and under duress from your survival instructors. All of your instructors are combat veterans with significant time on deployment in hostile areas.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON FTX (Field Training Exercise)?
Plan on the first 5 days to be pretty laid back. The last two days are very intense training during the field training exercise. Its the real deal! The interrogation phase is not enjoyable to most, though some love it. It is a completely optional portion of the course, but required to graduate with a certificate. Plan to be treated harshly during the interrogation phase where stun guns, mace, and psychological tricks are the norm. It is an intense two hour interview, under duress, where you will escape your captors and E&E into the surrounding area. We have a 100% success rate of training students to escape difficult restraints and get away. You will get away, if you follow our instructions in class. We will give you a 20 minute window during the interrogation to escape, from there you are on your own. You will be given a series of missions to complete and you will be given a head start and then chased by trackers! Though it helps to be physically fit, its not a requirement to complete this course. THIS CLASS IS OPEN TO ALL CIVILIANS AND IS DESIGNED FOR CIVILIANS THAT TRAVEL TO HOSTILE COUNTRIES OR NEED E&E SKILLS! Instructors: Sean Walker or Brad Garrison, and Robert Allen Sean Walker: 16 years Delta force, 75th ranger regiment, SERE Level C graduate Brad Garrison: ParaRescue Jumper PJ, DOD Defense contractor for SERE, SERE Level C graduate, & Sayoc Kali instructor (hand to hand) Robert Allen: Survival Expert, Iraqi Combat Vet, and numerous Protective Security and Anti-Kidnapping Certifications
Recommended Survival Gear for SERE
*You don’t have to buy this gear to attend the course, but it highly recommended that you bring equivalent types of gear! Tough Camo Clothing (Multicam; Knee and Elbow Pads Recommended), Various Urban Clothing for changing appearance, Poncho or Rain Gear, Stainless Steel Canteen, Fixed Blade Knife, firestarter, flashlight or headlamp, Paracord, Good Boots, Camo Face Paint, Overnight Camping Gear, Mini Water Filter or Water Bottle Filter, SIGMA 3 Escape and Evasion kit, Binoculars
Escape & Evasion Kit comes with: Titanium Bogota Lock Picks, concealable plastic handcuff key, saw and razor kit, fire starter, handcuff shim, credit card multi-tool, can opener, and compass! *This kit comes in very handy for the interrogation section. Not a must have, but we promise you will appreciate it!
Food and Water: Water will be provided and food is your own choice. We recommend quick field expedient meals such as our Camp Ready Meals or MRE’s. They can quickly be made at our primitive camps and won’t slow down the learning process. Our camp ready meals are the healthiest option on the market! You can ship these meals to the course location if you don’t want to carry them. We will store them until you arrive.
Length: 7 Days/6 Nights
Overnight Camping: Your welcome to stay at our camp the day before and the day after the course in order to save money on travel costs. Let us know in advance, thanks! You are also more than welcome to get a local hotel. Guesthouse Inn is closest!