Survival Course – Basic Level

Learn with us the basics of surviving in hostile conditions

Find out how to find your way through the woods, learn how to get a drink, get warm and build shelter while waiting for help.

Please note: Price from 68€ see the “Useful info and conditions” tab for more information on prices

Together with Sacha the professional instructor we will experience one or two days in the woods of Mount Pisano learning and simulating different emergency scenarios.

After a brief introductory briefing on what survival actually is and how to behave in unfavorable scenarios, we will begin our journey by orienting ourselves with cartographic and natural means.

Available activities:

Skills Course:

Duration: 8 hours

With this experience you will be able to choose from a range of skills where the main topics related to Survival and Outdoor will be covered from A to Z. A daily program of pure fun practice that will leave you with important baggage that you can enrich as you go.

Available skills are: Knots Course, Orientation Techniques, Fire and Hydration Techniques, Emergency Shelter Construction Technical Program,

Additional skills upon request with separate quote: River survival and movement course, Winter or summer hiker module

A certificate will be issued at the end of the course.


Survival course:

Duration: one or two days

A hands-on course where you will be called upon to find the right solution to survive. Together with Sacha you will learn the basics needed to orient yourself, communicate your location, hydrate safely, build makeshift shelter, and more. The course can be conducted in one or two days with possible overnight stay in the forest.

A certificate will be issued at the end of the course.

We will learn…

To observe our surroundings and interpret all the details we usually ignore to find the right direction.
Animal or human footprints, mosses, plants, and sounds that we do not usually notice will instead be our best allies to orient us in an environment that is hostile to us and lead us to a safe scenario.
We will learn how to resist and obtain vital resources, how to search for water, how to treat it and make it drinkable. We will learn how to warm up safely, find materials for bait, and fire starting systems with circumstance techniques.
Finally we will learn techniques for building emergency shelters using what nature gives us, and much more that you will discover during the activities.
Throughout the hike, the Guide will follow the group by teaching notions, answering your questions, and creating verisimilar scenarios where you will be called upon to find a solution to survive in the best way possible.
The various day(s) activities, routes and skills learned may vary depending on weather conditions, group preparedness and any seasonal bans. The guide reserves the right to plan activities at his or her discretion to ensure the safety of guests and the surrounding environment.
All activities will take place in previously designated rooms that are well connected to the main escape routes.

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The instructor

Our guide: Sacha Bachini

I was born in Pisa and since I was a child I have developed a passion for nature and outdoor activities. During my career I have practiced different disciplines and worked in various environments, from outdoor activities to medical rescue. Finally, I decided to focus my energies in the survival sector, which contains all the experiences gained in the course of my life. I became a professional instructor by acquiring specific certifications and I founded the SURV-TAC SURVIVAL Association, where I work full time with the aim of transmitting to others the skills I have learned and developed during the years of work in the field.


  • Daily workshop
  • One day basic course in the forest
  • Basic course with overnight stay in the forest

Rates and services

The rate includes

  • Skill Course or Survival Course
  • Association membership and insurance card
  • Teaching materials (see ‘conditions’ section)

The rate does not include

  • Anything not mentioned in the "Rate includes" section
  • Transfers
  • Extra food

Info and conditions

Booking terms and minimum number of participants

Reservations are available up to 72 hours before the event
Minimum 2 participants | Maximum 5 participants

Required documents and minimum age

To participate in the activity: “Survival course”, customers must submit a medical certificate or self-certification of healthy and robust constitution to be delivered on the day of the event
Minimum age 16 with parental consent. For children under 16, the presence of an adult is required. Minimum age allowed 14 years with the accompaniment of a parent
Personal materials such as water bottles or knives are not provided on site for health reasons.

Materials to bring for: "Skills course"

– Clothing suitable for outdoor activities
– Sports shoes (preferably trekking shoes)
– Packed lunch
– Personal water bottle of at least 1 liter recommended in aluminum with cook set
– Personal knife
– Work gloves and protective goggles (Recommended)
– Personal medical kit (Recommended)
– Personal medicines
– Patches
– Disinfectant

Materials to bring for: "Basic level survival course"

– Clothing suitable for outdoor activities
– Sports shoes (preferably trekking shoes)
– Personal water bottle of at least 1 liter recommended in aluminum with cook set
– Personal knife
– Personal medical kit
– Personal medicines
– Patches
– Disinfectant
– Poncho or eyelet towel (Recommended)
– Sleeping bag (Recommended)
– Work gloves and protective goggles (Recommended)
– Personal survival kit (Recommended)
– Lanyard
– Flintlock
– Compass

Terms of cancellation

In case of bad weather the Skill Courses will be postponed. The Survival Course of 1 or 2 days can also take place in case of bad weather, at discretion of the instructor who reserves the right to evaluate the actual feasibility of the “Experience”. If the customer is unable to change the date, 50% of the amount paid as a deposit will be reimbursed (for administrative costs). If the customer does not show up and does not cancel within 24 hours prior to the activity, he will not be refunded. In the event that the customer wishes to cancel the reservation, a refund equal to 50% of the amount paid as a deposit (for administrative costs) will be provided if this occurs within 24 hours of the booked event. After this deadline there will be no refund

"Skills course" rates

Activity: Skill Course
5 People: 68 € each
4 People: € 85 each
3 People: 113 € each
2 People: 169 € each

Rates: "Basic level survival course"

1 day survival course:
5 People: 80 € each
4 People: 100 € each
3 People: 134 € each
2 People: € 201 per person

Survival Course 2 days / 1 night:
5 People: 160 € each
4 People: 200 € each
3 People: € 268 per person
2 People: € 402 per person
For larger groups or special needs separate offers will be formulated

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Survival Course – Basic Level