David Scott-Donelan Level 1 Man-Tracking Course
The Level 1 Man-Tracking CourseThe Level 1 Tracking Course provides a comprehensive foundation in tracking and teaches techniques you will not find in any other tracking courses offered in the UK. The Level 1 Tracking Course is extremely well-suited to the needs of police officers (particularly PolSAs and other officers involved in search), forensic detectives, wildlife crime investigators, SAR personnel, military personnel, game keepers, rangers and naturalists, in addition to bushcraft, survival and outdoors enthusiasts and professionals. Attendance of the Level 1 course also provides the necessary pre-requisite for attending the more advanced Level 2 course (more details to follow) which is suited to more advanced trackers as well as tracking operation coordinators.
Level 1 Tracking Course ContentsDuring this course we will cover:
- Basic Tracking Techniques
- Rules of Tracking
- Tracking Indicators - Spoor and Sign
- Micro Tracking
- Dynamics of a Footprint
- Interpreting Ground Spoor
- Action Indicators
- Field Expedient Height Assessment
- Ericsson Method of Track Interpretation
- Goals and Missions of the Tracking Team
- Roles within the Tracking Team
- Tracking Team Formations and Signals
- Follow-up Procedures
- Lost Spoor Procedures
- Back Tracking
- Spoor Pit Exercises
- Basic Tracking Exercises
- Team Tracking Exercises
- Exercises Employing Lost Spoor Procedures
- Extended Follow-ups
EquipmentYou don’t need to spend lots of money on specialist clothing or equipment for this course. What you will need is some basic outdoor clothing and camping equipment. Clothing should be muted, natural colours. Avoid bright colours. A full kit-list is available here and it will also be e-mailed to you with your e-mail receipt after your booking has been accepted.
AccommodationThis course will be conducted entirely outdoors, from an expedition-style base camp and you will be camping out for the duration of the course. There will be a covered teaching area which also serves as a communal area for breaks. There is a fire, kettle, tea, coffee, biscuits and cordial available here.
FoodThis course is self catered so please bring food enough for the week and a stove for cooking. If you have attended a course where you have been taught safe fire-management techniques and leave-no-trace, then you can cook over a fire. Even so, you may still want to pack a stove for occasions when you need more speed.
Experience RequiredWhile previous tracking training/experience will be beneficial, no previous tracking, bushcraft or camping experience is required to attend this course.
Availability and Booking: Level 1 Tracking
Duration: 5 days. Price: £747 Deposit: 25% on booking; Balance: 9 weeks prior to course date. Suitability: 18 years and above. Course size: 16 participants (maximum). Location: East Sussex. Course Leader: David Scott-Donelan Frontier Instructors: Paul Kirtley
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