Tracking Humans: A Fundamental Approach to Finding Missing Persons, Insurgents, Guerrillas, and Fugitives from the Law

Tracking Humans: A Fundamental Approach to Finding Missing Persons, Insurgents, Guerrillas, and Fugitives from the Law

V. L. McCann, David Diaz

Language: English

Pages: 141

ISBN: 2:00208883

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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.

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and bolts of measuring prints and strides, one must understand the mechanics behind the human step. When walking, a human being tends to contact the ground with a heel first, rolling then to the ball of the foot, then to the toes. If there are no physical problems, the weight is evenly distributed along the entire foot. If the Chase is disabled in some fashion or injured, you may find that he drags a foot, distributes more weight on his right or left leg, or walks on the side of his foot. As

been crushed by a human boot was most likely disturbed after those hours, indicating a more recent passage (see figures 5.2A and B). Conversely, footprints covered by a trail or mound of worm cast most likely occurred before 1:00 a.m. (see figures 5.3A, B, and C). For more information about these creatures, ask your local hard-core fishers. They will be able to tell you most anything you care to know—and some information you would rather not—about earthworms in your neck of the woods.

FEET. IN SOME OF THESE HIGH ALTITUDES, THERE ARE MANY SMALL PATCHES OF FARMLAND AND AREAS FOR GRAZING CATTLE. TRACKS EXIST ON THE MAIN RIDGES AND ARE USED BY LOCALS WHEN PICKING MUSHROOMS AND OCCASIONALLY WHEN VISITING THEIR SACRED HAPPY MOUNDS (BURIAL SITES) OR MOVING CATTLE FROM ONE GRAZING AREA TO ANOTHER. STREAMS ARE PLENTIFUL DURING THE RAINY SEASON, AND THEY MAINLY RUN EAST TO WEST, JOINING THE KUM-GANG (RIVER). (SEE ANNEX A) DAY ONE FROM START POINT 280 WE TRAVELED EAST

Koreas, just south of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), members of US Army Special Forces Operational Detachment 266 huddle together in a cigar-shaped perimeter. They sit shoulder to shoulder in a secured sleep site during a combined nation training exercise involving both US and Republic of Korea (ROK) military forces.13 Over the past two weeks, they have proven their skills in unconventional warfare tactics to the observer-controllers overseeing the exercise. Their team alone has surprised and

becoming a qualified Tracker. Eventually, with dedication and time, you will gain experience to the point that you will be able to track a person through a wide variety of territories and conditions. I wish you the best of luck in your tracking endeavors and all the rewards that go along with the practice and the title of Tracker. Remember to be true to yourself, and the rest will follow. May Tracking Humans give you the confidence you desire to effectively capture a fugitive/criminal Chase or

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