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.

What to look for.


While tracking, it’s peculiar to know exactly what to look for, depending on the scenario you are in. Desert areas actually present very different characteristics from forested areas. What catches the eye could be eagerly divided in several categories which are called EVP (Elements of Visual Perception). This means that our eyes actually stop their … Continue reading What to look for.

Combat tracking teams of Vietnam.


Not much is really known about them except for the few specialty instructors around that have dug into it some. They were a special operations team to say the least. Acceptance rates to qualify for a team were similar, maybe even lower than the the qualifications of today. They were extremely good and extremely well … Continue reading Combat tracking teams of Vietnam.

“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”.

Forensic Tracking.


“[…] Footwear and tire track evidence can be essential to your case, but it’s often overlooked. In some cases, CSIs identify the evidence but assume they can’t do anything with it. Weather extremes and difficult surfaces can make casting very challenging, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. In this two part series, I’ll first review … Continue reading Forensic Tracking.