The SAS Guide to Tracking, 3rd Edition (Paperback)
With a Foreword by John "Lofty" Wiseman, author of The SAS Survival Handbook Anyone who has spent any time outdoors has come across strange tracks and wondered, "What was here?" In this new and revised edition of The SAS Guide to Tracking, a veteran of Britain's elite Special Air Service shows how to track any moving thing, in any environment, and under nearly any circumstance. An essential handbook for developing a new awareness of the outdoors, this book is the perfect companion for naturalists, outdoorspeople, hunters, wildlife photographers, search-and-rescue teams, and law enforcement organizations. Included are tips on: -Tracking in desert, forest, jungle, marsh, and grassy areas -Interpreting animal, human, and vehicle signs -Preserving night vision -Using time frames to eliminate misleading signs -Detecting quarry when they backtrack or circle around -Interpreting how time and weather affect signs -Spotting intentionally misleading signs.
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 Bob Carss and Stewart Birch live in Hereford, England, where the SAS Regiment is based.