“Man Tracks” by Ion L.Idriess.


This occurs to be an exceptional contribute the renowed Author Ion L.Idriess wrote in 1935 after an intense experience with “the mounted Police in the Austrialian wilds”. As explained in several posts ago, the mounted Police apprehended the ancient art of Tracking from aborigenal people in Kimberley Region, using it, for instance, to track flown … Continue reading “Man Tracks” by Ion L.Idriess.

Spoor Card.


The Spoor Card (the picture below is taken from Tactical Tracking website) is an huge aim to Search and Rescue Personnel and Tactical Tracking Team. Otherwise named “Footprint Data Card”, it should be filled in by the Tracker with all the informations he can collect through the observation and analysis of the track supposed to belong … Continue reading Spoor Card.

History of Man Tracking: Iban Trackers.


” The Sarawak Rangers were a para-military force founded in 1862 by the second Rajah of Sarawak, Charles Anthony Johnson Brooke. They evolved from the fort-men which were raised to defend Kuching in 1846. The Sarawak Rangers were first commanded by William Henry Rodway, briefly in 1862 and again from 1872 to his retirement in … Continue reading History of Man Tracking: Iban Trackers.

“Trackers revive, teach old skill for finding lost people”.


“In the vast forests and open spaces of Minnesota, finding missing people can be expensive and time consuming. When someone is lost in the north woods, searching for them often requires airplanes, helicopters and dozens of people. To make such searches more efficient, White Earth tribal conservation officers are learning an ancient skill called man … Continue reading “Trackers revive, teach old skill for finding lost people”.

Jack Kearney – “Why tracking?”


Tracking is a tremendous aid to help locating children should become lost during camping and playing activities. SAR employed the use of Tracking since several years during the research of missing persons in order to detect their tracks, locate and bring them sound and safe to their beloved. This photo speaks by itself.    

“Border Patrollers tell how to track anybody” [1978].


“It generally comes as quite a surprise when people discover that there are still men who practice this ancient art with as much skill and frequency as did the early cowboy and Indian. These men not only track other human beings almost daily, but actually earn their living at it. The United States Border Patrol has been charged with the … Continue reading “Border Patrollers tell how to track anybody” [1978].