Templar II Associates: Jungle / Bush Warfare and Survival Training
To equip candidates with the confidence, knowledge and skills, both mental, physical and physiological, to enable them to meet their mission objectives by being able to engage successfully with the enemy in any hostile jungle or African bush environment for an extended period of time.
The course is focused on giving the skill sets necessary to allow Special Operations teams the ability to operate covertly in a hostile and challenging jungle or African bush environment for an extended period of time. The course, covering both defensive and offensive operations in a jungle / bush environment, focuses on both individual self-reliance and the need to work together as a team to overcome physical, mental and phsycological adversity in a jungle / African bush setting. For the duration of the course, candidates are instructed on how best to use the considerable resources of the bush to best advantage.
Introduction: the jungle is neutral : physiological challenges : the "bush effect" : jungle / bush clothing & equipment : the survival mindset : decision making in the bush : escape and evasion techniques : jungle / bush navigation techniques : jungle / bush patrol formations : precision navigating : day/night navigation : search patterns and formations : rapid movement techniques : temporary layup positions : establishing remain overnight positions : immediate action drills : quick and immediate ambushes : long term ambushes : tracker combat operations : boxing around habitated areas : surveillance techniques : steep incline roping and rappelling : village protocols and customs : water crossing with wounded : tracking and anti tracking : jungle noises : drake shooting technique : jungle lane snap shooting : edible plants : fire making : raft making : shelters : dealing with wild animals : obtaining water : camouflage and concealment : pseudo operations : gangs and counter gangs: the use of surrogate forces: African customs and culture: the extended African family: living with the tribes.