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173rd Airborne Brigade & Supporting SETAF/Africa Units

NEW! Now available, individual, group and small unit

"SOF Military Survival Training."

Whether you're thinking of going Ranger or Special Forces, or you just want to learn what it takes to survive outdoors, we can teach you the basic fundamentals and the most important survival skills needed in all survival situations. For more details, see below.

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If you've been searching the net looking for some military survival training in Italy, you've come to the right place - Welcome to SOS Italia-USA!

We offer a variety of programs designed to teach you the necessary skills on how to survive & thrive outdoors! No experience required!


BASIC MILITARY/OUTDOOR SURVIVAL is a course designed for students who want realistic training in learning how down pilots and special ops soldiers survive outdoors. Everything issued for this training is mostly US military equipment, compasses, knives, survival vests, parachutes, etc. Students will learn how to assemble their own survival kit, erect different types of shelters, start fires, collect, filter & purify water, spear fish, trap game, signal for help, how to determine directions without a compass and other important survival skills. And we offer two programs, one for US military (active duty) personnel and the other for DOD (civilian) personnel.

BASIC LAND NAVIGATION is a program for students who want to learn how to use a map & compass to navigate across terrain. Skill Level I teaches how to use a compass, read a topographic map, identify terrain features, plot grid coordinates, determine azimuths, locate known & unknown positions and much more. Skill Levels II is putting everything you learned in Skill Level I to use by negotiating a 16 kilometer / 96 point land navigation course. If you wish to learn these two land navigation skill levels (I & II) within two days. Then, we suggest you choose our 24 hour class. Which we will not only cover skill levels I & II but other tips, tricks & techniques in how to successfully navigate across terrain.

BASIC EMERGENCY FIRST AID is a wilderness survival training program for students who want to learn how to treat common outdoor types of injuries and trauma in remote areas with very practical methods. Skill Level I teaches how to recognize and treat life threatening injuries and illnesses and stabilize and monitor a traumatized victim. Skill Levels II teaches one & two man adult CPR-BLS, how to treat a choking & drowned victim in accordance with the American Heart & Lung Association. And Skill level III is advance emergency field first aid in the event you should someday find yourself in a remote, life or death survival situation and medical help is unavailable. For more details, click here.

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BASIC BRIEFING TECHNIQUES is course for students who want to learn how to present a successful briefing or class using visual information equipment, such as overhead projectors and slides. As well as tips & tricks on how to present a good briefing in public and capture your audience's attention, which are the same or similar techniques used today in the military and the real business corporate world.

If you're a person who frequently goes hunting, camping, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, cross-country skiing and/or spends huge amount of time off the road and in remote areas? Do you take long distance journeys often to exotic places? Are you given tasks to accomplish in an agency or organization that rendering humanitarian relief, emergency assistance and rescue? Are you involved in the military or plan to join the military? Has it ever crossed your mind to take some basic wilderness survival training classes but you just didn't know where to look for such a program?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then SOS Italia-USA is for YOU!

Our programs are NOT crash courses, we teach "strictly the basics". As our goal is to provide you the best possible training at an affordable price through a series of classes conducted on the weekends and weekdays too. For some, our programs will be closest you will ever come to being in the military or a wilderness outdoor environment. For others, such as those who enjoy being in the outdoors, you will learn many useful and valuable outdoor skills that can only be acquired in the military or from a wilderness survival school.

Rest assured we won't waste your time teaching you something you don't want to learn or doesn't work. We'll teach you only the skills and techniques that have been tried, tested and proven to work similar to what soldiers are taught in US Army Special Forces and Survival, Evasion, Resistance & Escape (S.E.R.E) school.

And when you complete our 24 hour wilderness survival training program, instead of receiving a worthless piece of paper known as a training certificate, you will be awarded a special coin or what US soldiers call a "challenge coins" (See below). Provided, of course, you successfully complete our training prerequisites.

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And so if you've never been in the military and or you can't afford the time and money to attend one of the many excellent wilderness survival schools in the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom, then SOS Italia-USA is for you. We promise you'll not only find our programs interesting and educational, but fun too!

How Our Programs Aare Organized and Set up

SOF Survival Training - Note: US/Military Pers Only.....4-24 hours

Basic Military Outdoor Survival - Day Course...................8 hours
Basic Military Outdoor Survival - Weekend course..........24 hours

Basic Land Navigation - Skill Level I & II.....2 x 8 hour day classes
Basic Land Navigation - Skill Level I & II....30 hour weekend class

Basic Emergecy First Aid - Skill Level I........................6-8 hours
Basic Emergecy First Aid - Skill Level II........................6-8 hours

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When you have decided which wilderness survival training programs you would like to attend, send us an email or give us a call and we'll let you know when the classes will be conducted. We will also need from you:

(a) your email address so we can keep you informed of any up dates,

(b) how many will be attending our training,

(c) where you live or where you are coming from, so if you live far away we can provide you some assistance in finding a hotel or campsite during your stay.

We also offer the following:

Private Group Classes - Depending on the size of your group and where you want the training to be conducted, if you can't come to us - we'll try to bring the training to you.

Private Group Classes
Demos - Does your school, club, organization or business need some entertainment for a special upcoming event? We can provide you hours of entertainment demonstrating the many skills that are required in a wilderness survival situation.
Special Programs for Boy/Girl Scouts - Provided your scoutmaster or unit contacts us, we can put together a "special training program" just for you and your scouts or unit.
Special Programs for Boy/Girl Scouts
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We are happy to announce that we are now working with "Roberto Lorenzani" of the Adventure Academy ( so that we can offer you several land navigation & survival training sites: Vicenza, Asiago, Bardolino and now Lugagnano D'Arda. For more information, feel free to contact us or the Adventure Academy at:

"Knowledge and training we can give you, experience we can't, that you will have to acquire on your own by practicing the skills we teach you."

Should you have any questions about anything you see here on our website, please don't hesitate to contact us at: Tel# 045-6211401 / Cel# 338-8563146 / Email:

So what are you waiting for, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to seeing you in some of our classes soon.

"Army Ranger Rick" F. Tscherne

Senior Instructor, SOS Italia-USA
US Army, Retired (1972-93)

Author, The Ranger Digest Series-IX)
Developer, SOS Survival Kits


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