Difficulty Rating: Level 3
*We have now combined our Urban and Wilderness SERE course into one complete program! 7 Days of Hardcore Tactical Survival Training! 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 than a military member. Kidnapping is a multi-billion dollar business worldwide and this course will teach you the skills you need to know to survive 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?
READ A REVIEW OF SERE by Clandestine Reporters Working Group
The SERE class at sigma 3 is a great class for civilians to take to get the skills to survive a situation in which it is necessary to escape from captors, evade people trying to catch them, and survive through the whole experience and get back to safety. I could tell the instructors really knew the stuff they were teaching inside and out. I learned a lot of things that I hadn’t even considered, such as the psychological aspects of how to survive captivity and interrogation. In the last couple days of the class when we did the training exercise where we actually went through getting captured, interrogated, escaping, and evading were especially useful because it showed us what skills we needed to work on, and gave us a taste of what it might be like to be in a real SERE scenario. Mason G. (Owner of Minnesota Primitive Skills)
My SERE course by Sigma 3 was a life changing experience. The instructors were world class and could not have been better. The scenarios prepared us for the test of a lifetime. I gained knowledge and skills to truly walk the walk. It could have not been better. I highly recommend this course and Sigma 3. Jon PuraVida Long
I recently attended the first Wilderness/Urban SERE course held in March 2015. Sigma 3 Owner, Rob Allen and his top notch instructor’s took us to the next level. I was prior military, with 11 years and one combat tour in Iraq. I also was full time law enforcement and defensive tactics instructor. The level of training tasked me greatly and enhanced my skill set well beyond my expectations. If you are traveling out of country, or just want a gut check, this course will teach skills that WILL save your life. This is what Rob and his cadre instill and thrive on. Carl McCoy, Owner, Gladiator Defense Group, LLC.
I am an Army Veteran. The SERE Course with Sigma III prepped me not only for being kidnapped during vacationing, but prepped me for handling worst case scenarios even in America. What I took from this course will last forever, and forever help me teach my family life-preserving skills. My 10 year old niece can now pick hand-cuffs in under a minute, which helps the entire family sleep better, though I hope she never needs this skill. If I need to evade, resist, escape, or neutralize a captor, I now have the skills. Do not under estimate this power. If I need to live in or out of captivity within the wilderness, I now have the physiological, physical and emotional skills and experience to do so with confidence. Will W.
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 understand these situations, you must have experienced so you will learn why the first rule of SERE is to never get captured! 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 rules in tactical survival. Never get captured and the second rule in to Never Get Captured! We will show you the ways you can avoid this situation by being aware of surveillance tactics, how to escape, how to fighting using blades, and so much more!
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 as well as an urban environment. 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 complete and entire series of missions in both environments!
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
- Escape Route 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 once completing those missions you will then 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 but can be physically demanding. 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!
Recommended Survival Gear for SERE
Tough Camo Clothing (Multi-cam; 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, Binoculars
SIGMA 3 Survival Escape and Evasion Gear
Recommended Escape & Evasion Gear: Titanium Bogota Lock Picks, concealable plastic handcuff key, folding razor saw, fire starter, and handcuff shim.
Required Urban Escape and Evasion Kit ($45) Urban Security and Evasion Kit or Folding Razor Saw, along with other of these items on our online store: SurvivalGear.us
We want to provide the best training possible, and in order to do so, it is vital that the gear we use is top notch. It is also important that when you leave this course that you have the tools needed to apply your training. We are now requiring all students to have the mandatory Urban Escape and Evasion Kit for this course. This will allow for students to get familiar with their own tools, and then be able to take them with them when they leave.
Food and Water: Water will be provided and food is your own choice.
Instructors: Robert Allen (Owner) and Justin Williams (Director)
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.