Watch the story in pictures above, or the video below to get a better feel for the value of this experience.
The Jungle Course Swamp Run is a unique and educational event designed to give you a taste of the reality of lurking on hostile terrain sliding down into murky swamp water in full gear to progress quietly to complete a fun mission while having to engage hostiles from all directions and even taking a guard down from behind.
The SAT Patch At successful completion of the course, which requires that you complete the course under your own power under two hours using the skills taught, you earn the right to where the "SAT" DrOpZOne patch. "SAT" stands for "Special Adventure Team". for a normal individual reasonably fit, the course can be completed in about one hour.
Your mission is to access and penetrate a remote and to camp to retrieve a hard-drive containing important information and that was left behind during evacuation. Both, approach and extraction to and from the area will be by ground through the swamp with some shooting at hostiles on the way.
You will have to fight your way into the area, then into camp, retrieve the hard drive and then run out for extraction for which you will have to make a run back to the base camp. Your "Guide" (who is your Range Officer as well) will escort you all the way . . . he is your partner. He will wear a helmet camera to record a memory of your experience.
PS: the patch is not part of the course . . . but you can buy it seprately after the course is over and you completed it successfully.
At completion you will be provided with a DVD the contains the recording from your navigator's camera: If you selected the SHOW AND SHARE PACKAGE a professional DVD will be edited to create a short movie of your experience with added effects for a greater entertainment enjoyment. You will receive ten copies of the DVD, and, since it will not be protected, you will easily be able to make more copies.
There are three ways for you to go about your gear:
- You have your own gear and do not need anything.
- You want to purchase your gear so you can keep it.
- You want us to equip you. A fee may apply depending on the gear you need.
The bottom line is, this is what you need to have when you board:
A reliable semi-automatic pistol fit for extensive shooting and manipulation.
We recommend tha the pistol be equipped with a lanyard. Almost any holster will do, OR, if it does not have a lanyard, then you will need a holster with a retention device. We do not allow holsters where the barrel is expose and may fill with dirt when you are on the ground. If your assault vest is equipped with a chest holster it is a good option.
Pistol: you will want to have at least 150 rounds for the pistol . . . ALL loaded in magazines (no loose rounds or boxes).
An assault vest that is reliable enough to hold securely your gear: water, ammunition, radio and GPS, and whatever else you feel you must carry.
Strong wraparound glasses that will not fall when thick branches rub against your face.
A camelback or other hydration device is a good idea, or you can carry water in your vest in bottles that will hold crawling. We won’t be carrying anything for you.
You MUST be a good physical shape with no heart, respiratory or other issues that would present a restriction to acute physical effort and/or a danger to your health. During this event you will climb in and out of water, up and down dirt walls, crawl through brush, palmetto, progress through soft and thick mud, swing on a rope with all your equipment mounted on your person, and handle difficult terrain.
You may encounter deadly spiders, snakes, scorpions and all that populates a Georgia Swamp. They are not rubber snakes or plastic spiders . . . they are the real thing. If this scares you, then you should not be taking part to this event. If you have environmental allergies with reactions that can present a danger to your wellbeing, you should not partake to this event.
We will need a note from your doctor certifying that you are fit for this course. To do that is as simple as printing this page and taking it to your doctor and get a physical.
The event is comprised of two sessions:
Session 1: An interview with your Range Officer ahead of the day of the event. This is so we can evaluate your condition, knowledge, equipment, safety level, as well as answer all the questions you may have.
Session 2: The event itself. It can start at three distinct times:
- Early in the morning with a last cup of coffee before the expedition.
- Mid-to-late morning with a last cup of coffee before the expedition.
- Early-to-mid afternoon, in which case you will carry a camelback for hydration.
- After sunset, for the Night experience option.
Regardless of the timeslot You will NOT be able to do reconnaissance on the terrain. All you will have is a GPS or a map to show you where to go (and some help from your Guide). You will go about 100 yards almost completely under water and just a bit less than ½ mile on land.
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I had a blast!
Posted by Ashley on Dec 8th 2013
This course was great! But get ready to sweat! At first, the course seemed a little daunting but I had an absolute BLAST learning and performing all the different tactical movements and commands. This course requires team work, strength, and enthusiasm and it gave me a tremendous sense of pride knowing I accomplished something very similar to what military men and women go through. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fun yet challenging experience.