Successful survival and evasion isn’t just about physical things, fire, water, and food. Nor is it just about those things plus attitude. You must understand people and the local culture. You must understand people are different and it is highly likely the local culture is different from your culture. Rarely[…] Continue Reading
I have a newsflash for you. That nicely outlined track with lots of tread pattern in it. The one with all sorts of detail that gives you loads of information. Yeah, about that. It rarely occurs out there. Rarely during any tracking event will you get one nice big beautiful[…] Continue Reading
This video discusses the pitfalls of track fixation and offers advice on how to use the terrain to forecast where your quarry is advancing.
Most of us think of dogs as our companions, friends that will love us unconditionally so long as we feed them, exercise them and love them. But for some people, a dog can be an enemy. One that can attack and even kill, one that can discover hidden or illegal[…] Continue Reading
The bigger the darkness, the easier it is to spot your little light. ― Brother Andrew (famous Cold War Bible smuggler), God’s Smuggler (2001) Nasrudin walked into a house and exclaimed, “The moon is more useful than the sun.” “Why?” he was asked. “Because at night we need the light[…] Continue Reading
Visual tracking is nothing more than being able to be more aware of what is going on around you at any given time. If you want to be able to see more tracks for tactical/self-protection or for hunting reasons, being aware of all that surrounds you is important, not just[…] Continue Reading
With so many factors in tracking, perhaps speed is the most crucial. Joel Lambert discusses the importance of moving quickly behind your quarry, anticipating their, moves, and attempting to cut them off.
Estela: Joel, you’ve already completed one full-season of Lone Target and you’re in the middle of filming Season two. How are you holding up so far? Without giving away any spoilers, how are the hunter-tracker teams this time around? Lambert: I’m doing ok, thanks. We’ve shot two episodes and have four[…] Continue Reading
I’ve had the pleasure of teaching surveillance and counter-surveillance to many federal agents, intelligence agents, and Special Forces Soldiers in my years. I’ve also had the unfortunate privilege of having to use these techniques in real life. I thought I’d give you some hints that I’ve learned and taught over[…] Continue Reading
An overview of tracking and scarring on steep inclines, an ideal location for deception trails and booby traps.