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3-day survival course in the Sarca Valley

3-day survival course in the Sarca Valley

3 days


Very strict

From 1 to 8


  • 3-day course in the Trentino forests to obtain the F.I.Bu.S. Certificate of survival instructor.
  • Learn the most advanced techniques for surviving in emergency situations using the '10 Cs' of survival.
  • An experience to test your physical, mental and adaptive skills and abilities.

Your guide

Devid G.

FIBuS survival instructor, expert in exploration and orientation, dedicated to the study of experimental archaeology. Ready to amaze you in the field.

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Forget civilisation, comfort, technology and the comforts of home. Prepare for a full immersion in nature that will test your physical and mental capabilities. Face emergency situations by relying only on your surroundings.

If you are ready for all this, then you can try your hand at this 3-day survival course in the Sarca river valley in theAlto Garda region: an adventure reserved for the truly daring!

This is an itinerant survival course, which will take you to rugged and unspoilt natural locations, where you will have to provide for your livelihood by relying on ingenuity, courage, group unity and survival techniques that will be taught to you by expert instructors.

During the course, you will be faced with time and skill tests and, mind you, you will have to do your best to pass them and satisfy the strict eye of the instructors. At the end, only if you have earned it with commitment and sweat will you receive the Certificate of Survival Instructor - F.I.Bu.S.

Think you're up to it? Come and prove it!

What we will do

We will meet in the morning, shortly before 08:00, at base camp in Arco (TN). We will meet the instructors who will accompany us on the adventure and, after a briefing presenting the activities, we will get straight into the heart of the course.

The programme will be very dynamic and will depend on the time of year and the circumstances of the moment. In any case, advanced survival techniques and methods will be taught, suitable for those who already have at least one previous survival experience.

The first night you will sleep in a tent at base camp, while on the second day you will move into the woods and build a shelter for the night. This will be one of the most important assessment tests, as you will work in complete autonomy following the dictates of the instructors.

There will be some canoeing on the Sarca river, orientation will be by compass and any technological aids will be absolutely forbidden. Not even water will be available, except for that available at base camp and a ½ litre water bottle per day.

Techniques taught during the course includelighting fires using primitive methods, making tools, recognising edible plants and much more. Only the equipment covered in the '10 Cs' of survival will be used and, of course, there will be no bathrooms! You will have to adapt to nature and use only biodegradable paper or wipes to be placed in a plastic bag... and not abandoned in the environment!

The course is aimed at obtaining the Certificate of Survival Instructor - F.I.Bu.S. The teachers will assess the behaviour and skills of the participants during the three days of activities, subjecting them to a final timed test, where they will work first alone and then in teams.

In the event that a participant is unable to perform a task or has physical problems, the team and instructors will urge him/her not to give up, doing everything possible so that he/she can complete the course to the best of his/her ability, in full survival spirit. Dropping out is a last resort, to which they will try never to arrive, but if conditions provide no alternative, there will be that option.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is of a difficult level. A great spirit of adaptation and at least one previous, certified survival experience is required. Participation is possible from the age of 18.

Other information

Attention! Please arrive at the meeting place at least 15 minutes before the start time of the activity.

The activity can be booked on the dates indicated in the calendar (continuously updated). For private groups of 4 to 8 people, the course can be held on any date (contact us privately to book).

It is possible to reach the school the evening before and sleep in a tent at no extra cost.

Supplies are the responsibility of the participants. You are allowed to bring the bare essentials for survival (the contents of your rucksack will be examined) and you may not use travel refrigerators.

The detailed list of equipment included in the '10 Cs' of survival will be provided to you by the organiser after booking. If you do not have them, you can buy or hire them from the school by requesting them in advance.

Please organise yourself with easily manageable rucksacks and keep the "10 C's" separate and easily identifiable.

Those who successfully complete the course will receive:

  • basic patch
  • certificate signed by the teaching staff
  • F.I.Bu.S. membership with instructor qualification
  • insurance cover (within 15 days)
  • identification badge
  • inclusion on the federal website

Recommended clothing

Seasonal comfortable clothing and possibly 'cargo' trousers

Don't forget to bring

  • equipment indicated in the '10 Cs' of survival
  • notepad
  • 3 pencils/pens
  • hygiene items (toilet paper and wipes)
  • canteen
  • food and snacks
  • electrolyte drinks (such as Gatorade, Powerade)
  • insect spray (mosquito and tick repellent)
  • drugs for personal use
  • small first aid kit
  • plastic bags in which to place any waste

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What is included

  • Qualified Instructors
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Association Membership
  • ASI and CONI Register Registration
  • Issue of F.I.Bu.S. Certificate
  • Patch
  • Identification Badge
  • Equipment
  • Meals

How it works

  • Book
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  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Arch, Trento

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

In case of weather conditions that do not allow to carry out the activity safely, you will get a full refund. The guide may propose you an alternative date or time to reschedule the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you cannot reschedule it, we will process a full refund!

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is very strict. You get a full refund if you cancel within 31 days from the activity start date. Within 30 and 15 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What measures are implemented to prevent COVID-19?

All activities on Freedome strictly follow regulations issued at national, regional and federal levels. Sports associations and freelancers commit to carry out activities in full compliance with such regulations, sanitize equipment and environments, and limit their maximum capacity.
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