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SERE, Civilian Survive, Evade, Resist and Escape - Level 1 - 3 Day

Original price $330 - Original price $330
Original price
$330 - $330
Current price $330

Due to popular request we are finally putting together several topics that we have been teaching to private groups and making it available to the public.  This course is not open to persons under the age of 18.  This course will stress  you mentally and physically.  If you suffer from anxiety issues, we offer others courses that will provide you with similar skills but without the stress.   In this course participants will learn the fundamentals of each piece of the S.E.R.E puzzle.  


Participants will learn on-the-move survival tactics which are unlike our typical wilderness survival course work.  This will include doing the survival portions with minimal kit items while maintaining a low profile


This will include camouflaging, mantracking and counter tracking for low-profile movement in a wilderness environment


This will include both armed and unarmed combat tactics.  No live ammunition will be utilized in this course (seek other qualified companies for live fire coursework).   We will however work through effective grappling (standing and ground), edged and improvised weapons


This will include map and compass, covert and overt signaling, and communications

We are purposely leaving the specifics of this class vague as they need to be done that way to give you the training you need.  However, here are some comments from previous class participants:

Person 1 - "I’ve tried to keep my training up to par since I left the military. I’m glad that I found a group of instructors that are humble in their skill set but care enough to learn their students and make it challenging for each individual based on their backgrounds. Thank you guys for allowing me to step up again in life and be a leader in these type of situations. The test made me feel proud that I could be the main leader to a group of ppl from all backgrounds and skill sets and help them succeed in accomplishing their mission and to keep them safe. Makes me feel good when it comes to keeping my family safe in these strange and wonderful times. Thank you gentleman again."

Person 2 - "SERE training was a great experience that helped build on skill sets that would assist survival of the most unfortunate situations.

Person 3 - "This class Will test you mentally and physically. The challenges are difficult and rewarding, this will definitely push you out of your comfort zone and make you get real honest with yourself."

Person 4 - "This was an invaluable learning and training experience. Extremely practical. I highly recommend this course to ANYONE who has an interest in being better prepared to protect themself and their loved ones should they find themselves in an unfortunate situation. Craig is a superb and passionate instructor. I am not sure I have learned so much or laughed so much in any other concentrated 48hr period of my life. Mission Accomplished Nature Reliance School!"

Person 5 - "This class gave me a self-confidence builder, meet great people I really hope to see again has refreshing to get back in nature I’ve missed it."

Person 6 - "This class was both highly educational and challenging. The instructors are very knowledgeable and know how to present the material and engage students in learning. This class pushed me mentally and physically. If you are interested in Survival, Escape, Resistance and Evasion...take this class!"

Person 7 - "Anyone who truly wants to test their mental and physical fortitude, but may be slightly apprehensive needs to take this class. [The Instructors] provide excellent instruction and training and go above and beyond to ensure your safety yet challenge you at the same time.".

Person 8 - "This class was a great way to prepare for the types of worst-case scenarios that always cross my mind when doing activities outdoors. I learned so much practical information from instructors and peers and going forward I know the skills I need to continue to practice and refine."


Follow this link for class normal practices and gear list suggestions and recommendations.  

Once your register and pay for class you will receive an automatic email with location and other important info.  To ensure you don't miss it, be sure to add to your email sender list and/or look in your spam folder for an email titled:  "Important Nature Reliance School Class Info"

Course Gear List

Normal Practices and Gear Listing Requirements for Hands-on Multi-Day Classes

Class Normal Practices

  • Please bring your own camping equipment, food, and food preparation supplies.  A common hallmark of our classes is to share supplies when needed and sometimes even food.  This allows you to see how different pieces of equipment work and learn about new skills.   
  • Bring water for yourself.  A good guess is 1 gallon of water per person, per day you are there.  We will have extra if you underestimate your needs
  • No dogs allowed in any Nature Reliance School class. 
  • Unless otherwise noted in an email, please feel free to show up to weekend courses anytime after 4pm but NOT before. 
  • The exact location will be sent to those who register for a class.  For estimating travel before receiving those directions, please plan on driving to Frenchburg, KY.   
  • The recommended minimum age for this class is 13 years of age.  Younger children will be allowed only with special permission from the instructor cadre.  Please inquire at  
  • If you have any of our books and would like them to be signed, please bring them.  If you want to buy some for that purpose, then refer to this link.

Our Approach to Gear

Our approach to gear is simple.  For Level 1 classes we want you to be comfortable enough to make the learning experience as easy as possible.  For level 2 and above classes we want you to have increased your knowledge enough that you use less gear.  To save us some time in producing redundant listings for different classes, the following are our gear lists.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:

For all classes we will have loaner equipment for use.  However if you go ahead and purchase some of these recommendations you can practice with your gear to get a feel for it and our feedback on how to use it.  For each of these listings, we are offering you our recommended choice.  Nearly all purchases listed here serve to support Nature Reliance School.  So any purchase you make will continue to allow us to keep class costs low.  If you already have this gear, by all means, bring it and use and learn more of its pros and cons.  Please note when available, we have offered you a list of items that will help meet various budgets.  They are listed as good, better, best.  If you do not have the requisite equipment for class instruction you can borrow ours.  However we dont have extra camping (tent, hammock, sleeping systems) to borrow.  

Please also note that for level 1 classes, and others, where we have a basecamp setup.  You will be parking about 100 yards or so from where most people camp.  So plan on packing with that in mind.  You are also welcome to camp at your car but it is a more exposed area.  Once you register for class you will receive a follow up email that details the location so you can have a good idea of what to expect when you arrive and setup.  

General recommendations for all classes:

  • Notebook and pencil/pen, 
  • A clipboard or similar for stable writing platform.
  • Day Pack (GoodBetterBest)
  • Basic First Aid Kit (we always have an extensive first aid kit on site for more involved issues)
  • Water container (Bottle or Bladder) also bring 1 gallon of water for drinking and food prep for yourself.
  • Head Lamp or Flashlight
  • Camera for photos (cell phones welcome)
  • Bug spray and sunscreen
  • Weather-related gear, we train rain or shine.
  • Sleep system of your choice (hammock, tent or tarp).  NRS has very few extra items and you can borrow, please contact us early if you want some of these supplies as they go quickly.
  • Food and food-prep supplies (you are responsible for your own food and preparation of it)
  • Personal toiletries and water for your use.  There is an outhouse on site but no running water.
  • Camping/Lawn type chair
Additional Course Information

All participants must fill out a waiver before attending courses.  You can find the waiver at this link

Unless otherwise noted. Class times are as follows (all times are EST)

Weekend Courses:  Start time is 7pm on Friday, End time is no later than 2pm on Sunday

One Day Courses:  Start time is 9am, End time is no later than 5pm 

Week-Long Courses:  Start time is 12pm Monday - 12p Friday.

Cancellation, Refund, and Exchange Policy:

Registering for a class at Nature Reliance School signifies a commitment to attend on the scheduled dates. All tuition sales are final. We do not offer refunds or transfers for cancellations or no-shows within one week of the class start date. Transfers are available for cancellations more than 30 days before the class begins. In the rare event that we must cancel a course, participants are eligible for a full refund or credit. This policy is strictly enforced without exceptions.

Failure to attend a class without prior notification will result in forfeiture of any refund.

We recognize unexpected situations may arise, prompting a need to cancel. We'll strive to accommodate and mitigate any financial loss or inconvenience caused.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.