Be the hero of your own story.

Sharpen the instincts and skills you need to survive an urban disaster or everyday threat in this life-changing course.

May 8-12, 2020

Zadar, Croatia


Regular Price $1100

Did you ever wonder what you'd do....

Have you thought about what you would do if all hell broke loose when you were away from home? Or maybe you live in the city to start with – and you know how ugly things can get – and how fast they can get there.

As a woman, a mother, a daughter, you know that sometimes when things go bad you can only depend on yourself.

Take the ultimate survival course in exotic Croatia.

Have you ever wanted to go take one of those hardcore survival courses but felt intimidated by joining a group of camo-clad guys running around the forest? Most of the courses are dirty, they're uncomfortable, and worst of all, they're geared toward men.

Would we women really react in the same way if faced with the chaos of a survival situation in an urban environment? Or would our goals be different? Would we have others to look after? There are many differences and they're addressed in this course.

Now you can learn what you need to know without sleeping on the ground, freezing your tail off, and eating bland MREs. And you can learn from the best names in survival.

The Details

The course takes place in the Zadar region of Croatia. With your instructors, you’ll explore the area, learn the history, and take home information that could one day save your life and the lives of those you love.

The cost of registration includes your comfortable accommodations in a seaside village known for its wineries and olive farms as well as FIVE FULL DAYS of instructions.

It does not include your food or travel arrangements, so you can be as thrifty or outrageous as you’d like with that – apartments are equipped with kitchens and grocery stores stops are scheduled.

Petrcane (pronounced PetraCHAWNee) is a charming seaside village on the Dalmatian Coast.

Your accommodations in a comfortable apartment are included in the low price of the course. You’ll be surrounded by olive trees and wineries in a lovely Mediterranean climate. 

When you aren’t in the midst of the course, you will have access to a beautiful local beach and a number of fine restaurants, supermarkets, and coffee shops, allowing you to spend as much or as little as you prefer. The tiny town is studded with gourmet restaurants at bargain prices. 

What You'll Learn

During the course, you will learn about the foundations of urban resilience. 

We will focus on specific things like successful navigation, situational awareness, fire-starting, the need for and practical application of stealth and movement, understanding the history of the region and how it related to the conflict, treating traumatic injuries, and much, much more.

You’ll be doing things you never imagined in your wildest dreams during this course. Did you ever see yourself vanishing into an urban environment, clearing a building, navigating through uncharted territory, or starting a fire in the pouring rain? You are going to learn to tap into skills you never knew you needed.

Meanwhile, you’ll be learning from a legend who few people get to meet.

Our former students have referred to this course as “life-altering” and “the best money I’ve ever spent.” Many former students return to take the course again. 

Here's what our students have to say

Don't delay in registering.

Space is extremely and strictly limited on this course so that all of the students receive individual attention.

Why would you want to go all the way to Croatia to take a course?

There are a lot of things that make Croatia the perfect destination for a survival course.

  • First of all, there’s a history of war and unrest in the region that will actually show you the results of an urban SHTF in a way that words just can’t explain.
  • You’ll learn to navigate through a completely unfamiliar setting with confidence which is important because when all hell is breaking loose, even a place you go every day will suddenly be confusing and foreign.

And, of course, it’s close to Selco, who will generously share his knowledge and experience in a small group setting.

Can you imagine walking through a war-ravaged area with guides who can point out all the things you need to know to survive in such a setting? You’ll be completely safe, but the experience will leave a mark on you that you will never forget.

Unless you have walked through the aftermath of the chaos…seen the bullet holes…seen what mortar fire does to a building…stood in the footsteps of snipers and their victims…you cannot fully comprehend what the SHTF is really like. And if you can’t comprehend it, prep all you want, but you won’t be mentally prepared for it.

With Selco explaining the conflict in an unbiased manner, be prepared for every myth you ever had about an outbreak of chaos to be completely destroyed, replaced with genuine knowledge that will make you one of the luck few who understood ahead of time how bad things could get. The ideas you thought were great may end up being completely thrown out the window by the time you’ve walked through these devastated areas with your instructors.


The course will begin each day at 8:30 am and finish at 6 pm, with the exception of day 4, which will run later into the evening.


Regular Price: $1100


Got questions?

The setting of this course is extremely important to give you an authentic look at an urban survival scenario. Performing exercises in a bomb-out building is very different than performing them in a more sterile environment. At this time, we have no plans to deliver the course outside Croatia.

Traveling to Croatia is extremely safe as long as you practice regular safety precautions. You’ll find that the US Department of State has determined that Croatia is at Level 1 for travel advisories, which means it is a low risk destination. Many more commonly visited places in Europe, like France, Germany, and the UK have higher travel advisories than Croatia.

All sales for this course are final because as soon as you book, we begin to arrange accommodations and local transportation. As well, as soon the course is full, we close registration which makes it difficult to fill vacated spots.

The gear you bring to the course is entirely up to you. Some people bring their entire bug-out bag and then some, while others bring little more than their everyday carry kits. You’ll get a list of recommended items but ultimately, what you bring is your decision.

Meet Your Instructors

Of course, all the lovely tourist attractions aside, the most compelling reasons you should come to Croatia are the expert instructors. Nowhere in the world will you find instructors more experienced and willing to share their knowledge. Husbands, sons, and fathers, Selco and Toby designed this course to teach women all the things that they would want their own mothers, wives, and daughters to know if they were caught in an urban survival scenario. Toby and Selco have worked together producing outstanding and unrivaled physical courses for the last six years and this course promises to rapidly become one of the flagship offerings.

Selco Begovic

Selco survived the Balkan war of the 90s in a city under siege, without electricity, running water, or food distribution. He gives an inside view of the reality of survival under the harshest conditions. He reviews what works and what doesn’t, tells you the hard lessons he learned, and shares how he prepares today.

Selco is a prolific blogger and is the author of The Dark Secrets of SHTF Survival, The SHTF Anthologies 1 and 2, and SHTF Survival Stories, Volumes 1 and 2. He teaches online survival courses at SHTF School and shares his knowledge to small, select groups in his physical courses in Europe.

Regardless what happens, chances are you will never experience extreme situations like Selco did. But you have the chance to learn from him and how he faced death for months. Let Selco use his experiences to help you even the playing field.

Toby Cowern

Toby brings a broad range of varied competencies and skills, offering counterbalancing concepts and thoughts to harmonize alongside Selco’s applied experiences.

Toby is a leading wilderness survival instructor specializing in extremely cold environments. Drawing on his experience and top-level qualifications as a risk management specialist he will show how to apply these assessments and methodologies to both preparedness and survival activities.  As a former member of the elite infantry British Royal Marines and current member of I19 Infantry regiment which serves above the Arctic Circle, Toby will help expand on personal safety and security considerations and techniques, as well as appropriate crossover of military skills to the average civilian.

A former professional qualified member of British Military Intelligence, Toby will teach you the importance and ability to gather and process information, in various forms and environments. This segues with one of Selco’s most vital subjects covered, that of dealing with ‘misinformation’.

This course will change your life.

And it's entirely possible it could save your life or the lives of people you love. Take preparedness to the next level. Join us in Croatia.

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