THE SAS GUIDE TO TRACKING, NEW AND REVISED
Author: Bob Carss
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Nov 2008
How to track any moving thing, in any environment, & under nearly any circumstance. The perfect companion for hunters, wildlife photographers, search & rescue teams, & law enforcement. B&W line drawings; 7x9 inches, 288 pgs.
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:
Tracking in desert, forest, jungle, marsh, and grassy areas
Interpreting animal, human, and vehicle signs
How to preserve night vision
Using time frames to eliminate misleading signs
Detecting quarry when they backtrack or circle around
How time and weather affect signs
How to spot intentionally misleading signs
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.
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. He lives in Hereford, England where the SAS Regiment is based.