The SAS Guide to Tracking, New and Revised

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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 ...

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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 Carss—a veteran of Britain’s elite SAS—shows 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599214375
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/25/2008
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 369,274
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

The SAS Guide to Tracking, New and Revised

Part One: The Briefing

Part Two: The Pursuit

Part Three: Advanced skills

Part Four: The Future


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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2008

    One of the most practical 'Tracking' books written for the outdoorsman

    If you are interested in the great outdoors, this book written by the famous British 22SAS ex Tracking Instructor - Bob Carss, will help you understand and relate to anything that moves in the wild. <BR/><BR/>Man or beast, fish or fowl, this book gives you a rare insight into how the elite military tracker follows 'spore' and other tell-tail signs. A useful and practical guide to enjoy the outdoors, and improve your awareness of the environment we live in. <BR/><BR/>As well as special information on the 'Science, Art and Sole' of tracking.........<BR/><BR/>The book is useful to young and old, and should be on every outdoorsman's reading list.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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