From the Back Cover
The ultimate guide to tracking man or animal, from the SAS
Who Dares Wins.”
Motto of the Special Air Service (SAS)
Anyone who has spent even a little time outdoors has come across strange tracks left by animals or people and wondered, What was here?” In this new and revised edition of The SAS Guide to Tracking, Bob Carssa veteran of Britain’s elite SASshows how to track any moving thing, in any environment, and under nearly any circumstance.
Included are tips on:
Tracking in desert, forest, jungle, marshy, rocky, and mountainous terrain
Interpreting animal, human, and vehicle signs
Preserving night vision
Using time frames to eliminate misleading signs
Detecting prey when they backtrack or circle around
Knowing how time and weather affect signs
Recognizing how to spot intentionally misleading signs
An essential handbook for developing a new awareness of the outdoors, The SAS Guide to Tracking is the perfect companion for naturalists, outdoorspeople, hunters, wildlife photographers, youth leaders, search-and-rescue teams, outdoor pursuit and military instructors, and law enforcement organizations.
About the Author
Bob Carss began his military career at age seventeen with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers. He transferred to the world-famous Special Air Service (SAS), where he received training as a tracker in the jungles of New Zealand and with the Iban trackers in Brunei, desert tracking in the dunes of the Empty Quarter and the Sahara, and in all terrains in between. Both Carss and illustrator Stewart Birch live in Hereford, England, where the SAS Regiment is based.