Basic SERE Rural Operations Course

Survive. Endure. Respond. Excel.

SERE is 88 Tactical’s flagship survival course designed to build self-confidence and team camaraderie. The training combines portions of all of 88 Tactical’s Reality-Behavior-Based Conditioning® courses to give students the skills to overcome real-world challenges while participating in a weekend-long training experience.

No two SERE classes are ever the same. The changing seasons, weather, current events, and group dynamics all have an influence on the outcome of the course. For this reason, the specifics are only revealed as the weekend unfolds. This strategy has proven to add extra value to the training experience.

To give you an idea of what the weekend holds, we can tell you that SERE Rural Operations will include lessons on evasion, survival skills and preparedness, firecraft, shelters, food and water foraging, medical care, combatives, mission planning and room clearing. Rifle (AR-15) handling and live-fire training are also included.

  • Clothing suitable for training and adverse weather
  • Sleeping bag and pad
  • First aid kit (to include any required personal medication)
  • Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries
  • Work gloves
  • Knife
  • Fire steel, lighter, and/or matches
  • Notebook and pen – Rite in the Rain is ideal
  • Eye and ear protection
  • AR-15 or AK variant rifle with sling and case
  • 250 rounds of ammunition

Must be 18 or older.

Basic SERE Rural Operations is an on-demand class for groups of 8 or more. If interested, please contact our Training Department at