For the hunters here, and perhaps some veterans, tracking is not a foreign concept. In my opinion it is a skill that should be developed by anyone interested in this forum. I think of it as kind of like a graduate course in situational awareness. When I was a much younger man I encountered a book titled The Tracker written by Tom Brown, Jr. It is an easy, entertaining read that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in bushcraft. The Tracker: Tom Brown: 9780425101339: Amazon.com: Books
This morning I stumbled across Mr. Brown's website and wanted to call your attention to it: Tom Brown, Jr's Tracker School : Vision and Mission
For those unfamiliar, here is the beginning of his journey in his own words:
Stalking Wolf was raised free of the reservations in the mountains of northern Mexico. Born in the 1870's during a time of great warfare and violence, he was part of a band of Lipan Apache that never surrendered. He was taught the traditional ways of his people and became a shaman and a scout. When he was twenty a vision sent him away from his people, and for the next sixty-three years he wandered, seeking teachers and learning the old ways of many native peoples, and others who lived close to the earth. Stalking Wolf traveled the length and breadth of the Americas, following the Creators call. He never held a job, drove a car, paid taxes, or participated in modern society. When he was eighty-three years old, he encountered a small boy gathering fossils in a stream bed. He recognized that boy as the person with whom he would spend his final years, and to whom he would teach all that he knew. That boy was Tom Brown, Jr. Tom became the recipient of not only all that Stalking Wolf had learned during his travels, but the distillation of hundreds of years of Apache culture as well. These are the teachings that Tom passes on at his famous Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School."
Of course I want to take every one of his courses but was particularly intrigued by:
The Apocolypse and the End of Days and the Great War
"In a way the title of this class says it all. This is a full blown concentration on the events that will soon become our reality, the worlds’ reality, and what we will all be facing in great detail. Yes, there are very intense and powerful skills, techniques, and knowledge that will be physically taught during this class. In fact it will probably end up being one of the most staggering assortment of skills that I have ever tried to teach in the span of a week. Yet there is nothing more that I can say about this class other than to say that if you are Inner Vision Directed to take it then do so, if not it would be best that you simply stay away. In this class I don’t need any curiosity seekers for curiosity could be very dangerous when dealing with the scope and reality of this very unique and powerful class. Good Luck!"