Tactical Tracking Operations

Author: David Scott-Donelan
Publisher: Paladin Press
ISBN: 9781581600032
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This manual is packed with practical lessons, on-the-ground tricks, training drills and equipment suggestions for the solo tracker on up to a multiagency tracking operation. Learn from a 30-year veteran how to find and follow tracks through any terrain; assess the age of tracks; relocate the trail after it's gone missing; foil every effort to throw off your pursuit; coordinate a four-man team while tracking armed fugitives; set up and run large tracking operations, use the latest high-tech gear to find fugitives and more.

Combat Tracking Guide

Author: John Hurth
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811710998
Format: PDF, Docs
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The first book on tracking in a combat situation that includes suggestions for integrating visual tracking operations into existing military doctrine in addition to the boots-on-the-ground detail necessary for soldiers who perform those operations How to visually track an armed individual or group in a combat situation for the purposes of gaining intelligence, locating the enemy, and/or killing them Packed with photographs and carefully crafted diagrams A functional, readable manual for soldiers, trackers, military organizations, affiliates, and enthusiasts around the world

Tactical Tracker Teams

Author: Jeff Schettler
Publisher: Alpine Publications
ISBN: 9781577791485
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tactical Tracker Teams was written to help K-9 handlers and tactical units to prepare and execute a high risk manhunt safely and effectively. Based upon personal experience and years of teaching, Schettler offers realistic recommendations and practical guidelines to assist in the planning and preparation for a fugitive hunt. High risk trailing is a team operation—no matter if conducted by an assigned tactical tracking team or a hastily assembled patrol team. This book will benefit everyone involved with the tracking team, including handlers, cover officers, supervisors, operational commanders and support personnel.Tactical Tracker Teams is not a “this is my way, this is the only way” instructional book. Schettler admits making mistakes—some that could have cost him his life. However, those mistakes have made him a better trainer and the lessons learned are readily and openly shared in this book.

Tracking Humans

Author: David Diaz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762794828
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Tracker. The very word evokes images of buckskin-clad braves crouching over the ground, carefully studying the signs before them—a part of history. But the modern world has not put behind it the need for the earthy business of tracking. Such skills are still routinely used by the military, rescue personnel, and law enforcement, as well as by hunters and people living at subsistence level throughout the world. Tracking Humans is the ultimate authoritative guide to this most complex pursuit. A great resource for military, law enforcement, and rescue professionals, Tracking Humans is also useful for outdoor enthusiasts. Users will find it invaluable as an on-site manual to assist in any ongoing search. Unlike many tracking manuals, this guide focuses on tracking humans, whether they're enemy combatants or lost children. Author David Diaz explains what it takes to be an expert tracker, from the physical stamina to the focus and perception necessary to do the job correctly. He explains the tools of the tracker and presents essential safety tips every tracker should know. Tracking Humans is an important tool for anyone dealing with missing persons—it could be an essential lifesaver.

Warfare and Tracking in Africa 1952 1990

Author: Timothy J Stapleton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317316908
Format: PDF, ePub
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During the decolonization wars in East and Southern Africa, tracking became increasingly valuable as a military tactic. Drawing on archival research and interviews, Stapleton presents a comparative study of the role of tracking in insurgency and counter-insurgency across Kenya, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

Extreme Wilderness Survival

Author: Craig Caudill
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624143504
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Real-World Tactics for Safety and Survival in Extreme Situations For the beginner and way beyond, Extreme Wilderness Survival has what every outdoorsman needs to stay safe in the woods: the right mind-set, skills, advanced tactics and gear choices based on real experiences. Craig Caudill of Nature Reliance School has spent four decades gathering expertise in outdoor survival—including two 30-day solo sabbaticals in remote woods with only a knife. He teaches military personnel as well as everyday citizens how to avoid trouble and what to do when you can’t avoid it. In this book, Craig puts it all together in a sensible way, step by step, for almost any scenario—from getting lost alone to extreme group tactics. You’ll learn how to: · Strengthen your mental fortitude · Heighten awareness to avoid danger · Hunt, fish and forage for food · Make gear from scratch · Use tactics and self-defense to fight off predators · Track animals and other people · Choose the right gear to help you get home safe always In this book, you’ll learn how to work with nature, not against it, so you can travel with a healthy dose of confidence and caution, stay safe and survive no matter what dangers you encounter.

Rhodesian Light Infantryman 1961 80

Author: Neil Grant
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472809637
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The 1st Battalion, The Rhodesian Light Infantry, was one of the most innovative and successful counter-insurgency units in modern history. Formed as a commando battalion in 1964 after the dissolution of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, the RLI was an all-white unit made up of South Africans and men from the UK, Europe and US. It was a key weapon in independent Rhodesia's struggle against the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army and Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army during the bloody Rhodesian Bush War. This comprehensive study explores the unit's dramatic history, revealing the RLI's fearsome airborne and combat capacity, which gave the unit, at times, near total tactical superiority against its opponents.

A Splendid Savage The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham

Author: Steve Kemper
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393285537
Format: PDF, Docs
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A life of adventure and military daring on violent frontiers across the American West, Africa, Mexico, and the Klondike. Frederick Russell Burnham’s (1861–1947) amazing story resembles a newsreel fused with a Saturday matinee thriller. One of the few people who could turn his garrulous friend Theodore Roosevelt into a listener, Burnham was once world-famous as “the American scout.” His expertise in woodcraft, learned from frontiersmen and Indians, helped inspire another friend, Robert Baden-Powell, to found the Boy Scouts. His adventures encompassed Apache wars and range feuds, booms and busts in mining camps around the globe, explorations in remote regions of Africa, and death-defying military feats that brought him renown and high honors. His skills led to his unusual appointment, as an American, to be Chief of Scouts for the British during the Boer War, where his daring exploits earned him the Distinguished Service Order from King Edward VII. After a lifetime pursuing golden prospects from the deserts of Mexico and Africa to the tundra of the Klondike, Burnham found wealth, in his sixties, near his childhood home in southern California. Other men of his era had a few such adventures, but Burnham had them all. His friend H. Rider Haggard, author of many best-selling exotic tales, remarked, “In real life he is more interesting than any of my heroes of romance.” Among other well-known individuals who figure in Burnham’s story are Cecil Rhodes and William Howard Taft, as well as some of the wealthiest men of the day, including John Hays Hammond, E. H. Harriman, Henry Payne Whitney, and the Guggenheim brothers. Failure and tragedy streaked his life as well, but he was endlessly willing to set off into the unknown, where the future felt up for grabs and values worth dying for were at stake. Steve Kemper brings a quintessential American story to vivid life in this gripping biography.

Scout Tracker Guide

Author: Ty Cunningham
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532981074
Format: PDF, ePub
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"I should take the time to thank my fellow trackers and guntoters for watching over me...and especially Ty Cunningham, a superb comrade at arms and a tracker who knows no equal." -Mark Henry, The Hellriders Herein, lies the methodologies of following the various trails of man! The U.S. Marshals are the nations man hunters and the U.S. Marshal Scout-Trackers were a breed all to their own. While every other Deputy U.S. Marshal was busy mastering the technologies of our time, the Scout-Trackers were busy mastering the ancient art of primitive tracking in modern times. Appearing as though from the bygone era of the 1800's, these modern U.S. Marshal Scout-Trackers pieced together the footfalls of the criminal element in such a way as to solve the complexities of 100's of investigative cases. Some of the cases include murder, burglary, robbery, missing and lost persons, evidence recovery, and crime scene, cause of death, and animal kill site reconstruction, natural resource seizures, fugitive apprehension, and perimeter breach, access, and control. This book shows the details of how it was done by professional man hunters and how this legacy is still validated through the training programs of retired Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal, Cmdr. Ty Cunningham, former commander of the Alaska U.S. Marshal Tactical Tracking Unit and patrol captain of the Wyoming U.S. Marshal Mounted Tracking Unit. Cmdr. Cunningham has said, "In these modern times, I coined the term "scout tracking" and "scout-tracker" in the late 1970's, it was not until the mid-1980's when I began pushing the term forward professionally (while in the U.S. Army) that the term for what I did took form. I have spent my whole adult career in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marshals Service using my scout-tracker skills to solve hundreds and hundreds of man-tracking trails as I developed and led two U.S. Marshals Tracking Units. What is contained in this book is to be used as a Scout-Tracker Guide based on the most efficient and proficient man hunting tactics, techniques, and procedures on the planet. The U.S. Marshal Scout-Trackers, which I commanded, are the last of a breed." The U.S. Marshal Scout-Tracker tradition continues in the Government Tracker Program of The Ty Cunningham Tactical System (TTCTS)-HQ and Mountain Hawk Scouts.


Author: Terry Grant
Publisher: Carpe machinam Inc
ISBN: 9780991769001
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Renowned tracker Grant shares his 40 years of experience in tracking two- and four-legged beasts through photographs and examples from his life. Readers will learn the difference between looking and seeing and discover how all of the senses can help them track.