Let Selco show you his world in Bosnia

Attend this 5-day crash course in Selco's hometown and let Selco show you what the SHTF really looks like.

May 13-18, 2020


Regular Price $900

Let Selco show you what living through SHTF is really like.

This five-day tour of Bosnia includes a visit to the places Selco discusses in his articles. 

You’ll see the places where snipers perched, why it was so difficult for citizens to get fresh water, and the dangers inherent in simply walking across the street. You’ll see the aftermath of a year of relentless shelling and sniper fire. You’ll visit the cemetary where MRE’s fell from the sky and you’ll experience exactly how close enemy lines were during the Balkan War.

And with Selco as your guide, he will share the significance of each of these sites.

The Itinerary

May 13:

Meet in Zadar, Croatia

  • We’ll transport you via minibus to Bosnia (location to be disclosed privately) with a 6-hour recreational stop in Split, Croatia. During the drive we will have various discussions on how the situation deteriorated to the point that it did during the worst times in the war.  

May 14: 

  • Area overview. A driving tour to see the key topographical features of this area and become orientated to the region.
  • Regional history
  • What happened and when. How did the siege begin?
  • Layout of the city (Driving tour)
  • Visit Local Cemetery – While respecting the dead, we will learn the first profound lesson of the real price of the conflict, way beyond the contents of the graves we walk among.

May 15

  • Surrounding areas. (Driving tour) We will leave the city limits and observe the local terrain and how it was used to formulate the siege. 
  • Time at a war memorial – While we cannot disclose publicly why we will visit this monument, it is an essential part of this course.
  • Explore the old city. While destroyed in the war, visiting it in the modern day shows us what aftermath and rebuilding from conflict looks like in reality. 
  • BASELINE: A practical exercise that will heighten your senses and awareness. 

May 16:

Medical Training – A classroom day that deals with essential medical skills not taught in routine ‘first aid’ or similar courses, but essential in ‘grid down’ scenarios. 

  • Detailed patient assessment
  • Full medical intervention
  • Use of various medical equipment pieces 
  • Sourcing and administering medications
  • Reviewing the Critical Decision-Making Matrix.

May 17 

  • Visit Selco’s house. See where it all happened. An intense experience, but one that will greatly assist in your true understanding of Urban Resilience
  • 24-hour scenario with relevant survival tasks to complete. Live a day in Selco’s shoes. Find out how you will cope… 

 May 18 

  • Visit a local museum. This powerful exhibition will cover the actuality of the war history. Many deeply disturbing facts will be presented and discussed.  
  • SHTF Realities
  • The Aftermath
  • Recovery…(What does it mean, what can it look like)?  

Having spent 5 days in the region these last three points will be the basis for a group discussion in peaceful, calm and comfortable surroundings as we come to terms with what we have learned

May 19

  • We will transport you back to Zadar for your return trip

The Details

The course begins and ends in Zadar, Croatia. Selco's privacy is of the utmost concern so specific details about the location of the instruction will be disclosed privately.

The cost of registration includes your comfortable accommodations in a local apartment, but does not include food. You will find that food in Bosnia is extremely inexpensive.

This course will focus very much on talking and learning. It will not be extremely physically demanding, although there is a lot of walking and some stairs. 

BUT it will give you an incredible opportunity to learn more about how Selco survived what he did, and for you to understand and come to terms with what actually happens in a SHTF event.

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.

Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

You’ll be one of the very few people in the world who have spent time with Selco in his hometown and walked in his footsteps.

This will prepare you for the realities of a long-term SHTF event in a way that reading about it or talking about it could never do. This unique course is the ultimate gift of learning.

The course includes some walking and some stairs but is not extremely demanding physically.

Meet Your Instructors

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 the way you look at the SHTF.

You'll learn about SHTF events on an entirely different level. You'll never look at preparedness the same way again after visiting with Selco and seeing the constant dangers and tragedies he faced. This will help you prepare mentally in a way that most people will never experience.


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