World's biggest flooded plains, about 250 thousand Km², spreads over Bolívia, Paraguay, and Brazil, with 62% of it's area in Btazil, covering the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul. Located at the central part of Alto Paraguay Basin, the Pantanal is under influence of Paraguay River and it's tributaries that floods the region, creating large flood areas. Pantanal is featured by the switching between heavy rain seasons, occurring from october to march, and dry wheather seasons, from april to september. Has a flat terrain, slightly wavy, with some isolated hills and a lot of shallow depressions. The altitudes doesn't exceed 200 meters over the sea level and the declivity is almost null.
All the course is in the middle of Pantanal, respecting the habituation phase to the environment.
At last, included in the course pack, there will be a day-use at the Rio Claro lodging, with exotic food, boat ride, pool, horse ride, and trekking.
The students transport from/to the airport is included in the course pack.
The student has to bring:
3 pairs of cotton socks;
1 light pants or military uniform model, ripstop if possible; belt;
1 swimming trunks;
2 cotton shirts or dryfit;
2 long sleeve cotton shirts or military uniform ripstop model;
1 medium size backpack, up to 50 liters, with all equipment inside a waterproof sack;
1 hammock nylon with mosquito netting cover;
10 meters of 6mm cord;
5 meters of 8mm work cable;
2 aluminium non-locking carabiners;
1 pair of flip flops;
1 pack of wet wipes;
1 first-aid kit;
1 fishing kit;
1 sew kit;
1 repellent and 1 sun block;
1 pair of snake gaiters;
all blades will be provided by the course board.
The survival training course at Pantanal is peculiar, considering the challenging logistics effort for the event. The student will arrive at the Cuiabá airport and there our team will be in charge. Meals, transport, and equipment are included in the course cost. The course has insurance by Porto Seguro, and certification at the end. It's mandatory to show the updated vaccination card, and the most important is the FEBRE AMARELA (YELLOW FEVER) immunization.
Fire: by attrition, friction, eletric/chemical ignition;
Water: gathering, filtering, and purification;
Shelters: natural and artificial;
Basic knots and hitches
Orientation: compass (standard & improvised), stars, Sun;
Vegetal & animal food;
Ground-to-air rescue signaling;
Some equipment can be rented. Drinking water with no restriction. Bring with you Hidrosteril or similar water-purifying product in your first-aid kit; There's no pranks, physical or mental pressure, nor humiliation. The course fits to all people which have a docummented heath check approval. A first inspection will be conducted for all students. One VRB staff monitor will be at SP, Guarulhos airport, to help at boarding and answer other questions.
The student has to be ready at Cuiabá airport till 03:00h of saturday.
Take care about the timezone!
Our staff will apply the checklist, check the equipment, and take you to the VAN, heading to the course camp at Rio Claro region, Poconé city, about 02 hours from Cuiabá.
Exotic animals will be slaughtered. These animals come from a ecollogically correct breeding farm, and are boars, alligators, and pacas.
Anyone who has any objection about the slauthering can, in this specific instruction, be away and exempt himselft from participating in the slauthering, as so as eating insects. While it's more like an expedition than a course, nobody will be forced to do anything, and all individual limits will be respected, like is common in the courses in São Paulo. Pantanal whether is very hot, and we have the real notion about what this activity requires from all participants, so there will be always a staff present in each activity, and close contact with the Cuiabá Firemen Department as well. About the event intrinsic hazards, like dangerous animals, our instructors have all they need to minimize the risk, conducting night patrols and guarding the camp and the walks. Our events have a risk management plan, following the Army standards.
Investiment: R$ 4,990.00
Save 10% paying in cash
please fill the form correctely. It will be user to insuranse and to write the certificates too. It's important to complete and check the data. QUestions: 55-11-987488-4702
-- Saturday (D) --
1. Concentration: schedule: till 04:00hs of saturday;
Where: Cuiabá Airport, 2nd floor, near kiosks.
Our staff will be wearing a VRB shirt. (Air tickets to Cuiabá not included);
2. Applying equipment and personal checklists;
3. Boarding on the VAN and trip to Poconé - MT, Rio Claro region, through Rodovia Transpantaneira, about 120 minutes drive, with some stops if needed (included);
4. Breakfast in Rio Claro lodge (included);
5. Boarding on the boats (voadeiras) and aquatic infiltration through the Rio Claro (river) to the School Base (Base Sentinela), with some stops to photographic explorations and contemplation without landing (included);
6. Security and Safety Briefing, site reconnaissance, and instructors introduction;
7. Wild camping and survival shelters instruction;
8. Exotic lunch (included);
9. Camping area contruction under supervision of the instructors and staff team;
10. Orientation by the Sun (clock, 1 meter stick) and compasses instruction;
11. Dinner (included);
12. Campfire conversation - tales and miths (ice breaker talk);
-- Sunday (D+1) --
1. Wake up;
2. Breakfast (included);
3. Fire and camp stoves:
- Fire by atrition, friction, mecanical, chemical and eletrical ignition, using fortune means found in jungle;
- camp stove, pantaneiro, pyramid, dakota, oven, rabo de jacu; - gathering and cares with logs;
4. Animal slaughtering intruduction, just for lunch meal;
5. Survival lunch (included);
6. Free interval for the students 90 minutes;
7 Water treatment instruction: gathering, filtering, and purification;
8. Survival traps instruction. 3 basic setups for birds and small animals. We will not hunt any animals for real, nor construct real life traps;
9. Dinner (included);
10. 60 minutes interval;
11. Knots and hitches instruction;
12. Night satrs orientation instruction;
-- Monday (D+2) --
1. Wake up;
2. Breakfast - hunter's bread and bushman's coffee (student will prepare your own meal);
3. Ground-air and ground-ground rescue signaling instruction;
4. Daytime orientation track (compass and other equipment included);
5. Lunch (included);
6. Radio exploration instruction - UHF & FM;
7. Outboard motors and rowing instruction;
8. Dinner (included);
9. Daytime/Nightly onboard exploration through Rio Claro (river) - Animals and birds watching;
-- Tuesday (D+3) --
1. Wake up;
3. Camp check and set alight;
4. Boading at boats (voadeiras) and go to Rio Claro lodging and Photographic exploration and contemplation;
5. Lunch at Rio Claro lodging (included);
6.Trip to Cuiabá Airport (included);
7. Depart at airport - no dinner, at 19/20h.
- Some instructions can change due to the wheather or local conditions and the student's learning condition;
- We recommend buying air tickes to return at 21/22h departing from Cuiabá;
- Some equipments can br rented, for example the student kit.
Talk to Colonel Montibeller about details.