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S.E.R.E. Level 1

SERE Level 1 Course: Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Overview

The SERE Level 1 course at Delta Survival School offers a robust introduction to the essential principles of Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape. Originally designed for military personnel, this training has been meticulously adapted for civilian use, catering to adventurers, journalists, and individuals operating in high-risk environments. Our 3-day, 2-night program equips participants with foundational survival skills, emphasizing self-reliance, adaptability, resourcefulness, and resilience.

Course Content

Survival Skills:

  • Shelter Building (BLISS Principle): Learn the BLISS principle to construct effective shelters that provide safety and comfort in various environments.

  • Dakota Fire Hole: Master the construction and utilization of the Dakota fire hole for efficient and concealed cooking and heating.

  • Bushcraft Knife Skills: Develop essential knife skills for carving, cutting, and crafting necessary tools and resources.

Evasion Techniques:

  • Water Sourcing and Purification: Discover techniques for locating and purifying water to ensure a safe and reliable hydration source.

  • Traditional Orientation Methods: Utilize natural methods, such as the stick and sun technique, to maintain direction and avoid getting lost.

  • Setting Traps and Camp Alarms: Enhance your evasion strategies by learning to set traps and alarms to protect your campsite from potential threats.

Resistance Tactics:

  • Swiss Seat Creation and Emergency Rope Descending: Learn to create a Swiss seat for emergency rope descending and escape situations.

  • Compass Navigation: Gain proficiency in compass use, understanding azimuth and bearing, implementing a 90° offset, and utilizing pace counting for precise navigation.

Escape Strategies:

  • Krav Maga MIL-TEC (Knife Offense and Defense): Train in Krav Maga techniques focused on knife offense and defense, crucial for self-protection in hostile encounters.

  • Situational Awareness: Develop situational awareness through understanding color codes, the OODA loop, establishing baselines, and recognizing anomalies.

  • Escaping Illegal Restraints: Acquire skills to escape from illegal restraints, such as zip ties and handcuffs, enhancing your chances of freedom.

Specialized Skills:

  • Reconnaissance and Observation: Sharpen your night mission capabilities with advanced reconnaissance and observation techniques.

Key Values

  • Self-Reliance: Foster the ability to depend on oneself in adverse situations.

  • Adaptability: Gain skills to quickly adapt to changing environments and circumstances.

  • Resourcefulness: Innovatively use available resources to survive and escape.

  • Resilience: Strengthen mental and physical resilience to withstand stress, torture, and deprivation.

Why Choose Delta Survival School?

Our SERE Level 1 course is designed for individuals of all physical abilities, proving that with the right knowledge and training, anyone can overcome survival challenges. Join us to enhance your skills, boost your confidence, and prepare yourself for the unexpected.


3 Day training - 320€




+352 661 894 313



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