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    so I just noticed we don't have a tracking section....hmmm.....anywho....I just finished athe basic course from natural awarenesss tracking school. Robert speiden from Virginia came up here to the great white north and taught a few of us... great class im tuckered out but look forward to practicing these new found skills.... bear with me folks once I figure out how to put the pictures from my cell phone onto this laptop thingy I will post pics
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    I'm looking forward to your posts on this subject. Was the class about animal tracking or man tracking? or both?
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    this class was the human tracking class...I will work on my skills this next year then hopefully bring Robert speiden back for the advanced cource next summer
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    I dont recall seeing a tracking sub-forum on any forum, good idea

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    Given the number of threads that we've seen over the last 8 years a specific sub-forum wouldn't be used very much. Tracking threads don't come up very often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Given the number of threads that we've seen over the last 8 years a specific sub-forum wouldn't be used very much. Tracking threads don't come up very often.
    Good point, although i am interested in where this thread goes. The only thing i can track is a train, and half the time I am wrong on that. I find the tracks but it is hard to figure out which direction it went......
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    Actually, that's pretty easy. Kneel down and place your ear to the rail and site along the rail. If you see the train approaching it's in front of you. If it sneaks up on you it's behind you.

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    I was teaching my nephew how to track and look for sign this weekend, as we got to the woods I realized how unprepared I was to pass on what I know. I vote for a tracking sub forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Actually, that's pretty easy. Kneel down and place your ear to the rail and site along the rail. If you see the train approaching it's in front of you. If it sneaks up on you it's behind you.
    Dang it, I knew it had to be something simple I was overlooking! That is why I love this site..... So much useful info!
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    Instead of tracking sub-forum perhaps a sticky in general survival would suffice.
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    Always carry raisins in your pocket when teaching deer tracking..........
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    A tracking sub forum would get me into big trouble.

    There are several people I have been needing to track down and beat with a stick for decades.

    If someone teaches me how to do it I'll wind up in jail.
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    it is one of those skills that most don't practice...probably why I got into it...the challenge......I still need to figure out how to put pics on here from my laptop and then we will see how much interest my tracking pics generate
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    a real good book on tracking by
    peterson field guides Animal tracks by Olaus J Murie&Mark Elbroch 3rd edition
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    Hey!

    Did you ever get the feeling someone was following you?
    If you didn't bring jerky what did I just eat?

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    I got my basic level man tracking cert this year too. When you start getting into it, you don't want to quit, lol, so I understand how fired up you are about it.

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    Who did you get your certification through?

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    At most forums a multitude of threads and interest precedes a separate sub-forum for a topic.
    There are threads on human tracking at law enforcement, professional rescue and recovery forums. Increased interest among amateurs after the N.Y. prison break I guess. Personally I have always had more interest and use for animal tracking, especially speculative or predictive tracking based on knowledge of animal behavior. But that is part of tracking humans as well, most are fairly predictable.

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    I was tracking a coyote across a frozen lake and one set of tracks split into two sets. I thought no way but later on I heard a story from a friend that had come across the same thing. Coyotes are clever
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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