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Anyone who has spent even a little time outdoors has come across strange tracks left by animals of people and wondered “what was here?” In this practical guide, former-SAS member Bob Carss shows how to track any moving thing, in any environment, and under nearly any circumstance. He begins by explaining common terms, such as a “top sign”, markings left above ankle height; “pointers”, signs that tell the general direction of the quarry; and a “conclusive sign,” markings that confirm the quarry’s presence. The difference between tracks left by quarry and false tracks are described, as well as how a pattern of signs builds into the tracking picture – the overall movement, direction, and motivation of the quarry. Included are tips on:
The SAS Guide to Tracking is a remarkable guide to developing a new awareness of the outdoors and is the perfect companion for naturalists, outdoorspeople, hunters, wildlife photographers, search-and-rescue teams, and law enforcement.
With a Foreword by John “Lofty” Wiseman, author of The SAS Survival Handbook
most of this was basic common sense. interesting, but not phenomenal. most of the same stuff was covered in my basic tracking class in 4-H when I was a kid.Published 3 months ago by Live4HimOnly
light hearted read with a lot of common sense for everyday enthusiast all the way up to experienced hunters.Published 3 months ago by Tom
Very detailed, lots of anecdotes from the author, examples and all around exactly what I was looking for.Published 5 months ago by chris sanchez