Everything You Need to Know About Selco’s SHTF Survival Week Course
by Daisy Luther
Today, I wanted to answer all the questions I’ve gotten publicly about Selco’s Survival Week because I thought some of you might have the same questions.
How many students and how many instructors?
The course will have a maximum of 8 students. There are two instructors, Selco and Toby Cowern, a wilderness survival expert and former Royal Marine.
You will get plenty of individual attention between the two, especially if there’s something with which you are struggling. In the last course that I took, one person was really struggling with her magnesium lighter and Toby sat down with her for as long as it took for her to master the skill. Using a compass wasn’t something I’d done before but after a 15-minute personal lesson, I feel pretty confident about it now.
It’s like having two of the greatest experts in their field taking you by the hand and walking you through these concepts. It’s nearly impossible to get mentors like this, but you can do so by taking this course.
What will we be learning?
There are three main topics in the course that blend into one cohesive week of massive knowledge. I’ll go through them one-by-one below.
Each topic has both theoretical (classroom) training and practical training, where you get to experience using your skills. These guys are absolutely incredible teachers and they have the courses set up with practical reinforcement to help you remember the information when you need it the most.
You’ll Learn Medical First Response
The First Responder course takes you far beyond the local First Aid certifications that you take down at the American Legion or YMCA.
You’ll learn how to stabilize seriously injured patients when help is a lot further away than a call to 911 and a 10-minute wait for the ambulance. You’ll learn how to deal with a major traumatic injury, how to correctly use a tourniquet (most people are taught incorrectly), how to stop a massive bleed, how to manage an airway, and how to treat a victim who is in shock. And these are just a few of the things you’ll go over in the two days spent on this essential topic.
It doesn’t have to be SHTF for you to need these skills, and they’re taught by people who know how to do it when they’re under pressure and help isn’t coming anytime soon.
You’ll Learn Tracking
You may be wondering why tracking is such an essential skill for survival. You may think it’s just something that hunters in the woods need to know about.
You’re going to learn about tracking in an absolutely spectacular natural environment in the forests of Sweden, which is in itself, a treat. You’ll be using ancient wisdom to explore and learn in this segment that is both theoretical and practical out in the field.
The main purpose of the course is to study and learn more about tracking skills and methods. We will also explore how these skills fit into the bigger picture of both wilderness and urban survival
You’ll Learn How to Bug Out on Foot
This part of the course will help you understand the realities and difficulties of bugging out in an urban survival scenario. You will get the advice of these two experts on how to get out of Dodge and stay unnoticed by others when all hell breaks loose.
You’ll gain a comprehensive set of skills in a condensed but appropriate ‘entry level’ environment. You’ll be immersed in a course scenario and explore many decision-making points and influences that make bugging out such a challenging topic.
This course provides an incredibly unique opportunity to learn and apply your knowledge right away in a real field exercise. Because after you’ve learned and discussed your plan, you will be put in a scenario devised straight from the headlines. With a topographical map and compass, plus whatever you can carry to help you survive, you will navigate cross-country to a rendezvous point.
And to add some reality to the scenario?
You’ll be hunted while you flee.
At the end of these two-and-a-half days, you will have had a practical experience that will teach you things nobody can learn in a book. During this phase, clear communication and safety protocols will be in place.
What if you physically can’t do everything asked of you?
The great thing about these courses is that they run on a self-select model. If you sprain your ankle in the field and want to tap out, no one is going to force you to hobble through the bug-out exercise. If there’s something you don’t wish to participate in, you can take a step back at any time. (As I wrote in a previous article, I was sick with a cough and cold and opted out of sleeping in an abandoned building in soaking wet clothes. Nobody judged.)
If you have physical limitations, you will still get a lot out of this course and you’ll learn some important lessons about what you actually can do, how to modify things so they’re within your grasp, and what your limits are.SIGN ME UP!!!
What are the details of the course?
The course is being held in Fredriksfors, Sweden from Sept 23-29. The price today is $1245. Throughout the first part of the course, this includes your accommodations in a bunkhouse and food.
The last two and a half days will be spent in the field participating in the challenge. You’ll need to bring your own food and gear for that part of the course.SIGN ME UP!!!
To get there, you will need to travel to the airport in Umea, Sweden. (UME) Any accommodations before the course begins are the responsibility of the students. Students will need to travel to the town of Robertsfors and from there proceed 1 kilometer west to Fredriksfors.
The regular price of this jam-packed week is $1695 so if you’re interested, today is the day to sign up. The sale ends at midnight tonight. GO HERE TO REGISTER
I’m hoping to be there and would LOVE to meet you in person. If you have any questions about the course, just drop ’em in the comments section and I’ll happily answer them.
About the Author
Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.