In 2012, there were 661,000 missing person cases opened in the United States. While the majority of missing person cases that get opened are closed quickly, by the end of the year over 2,000 remained unresolved. In many instances, when the missing person is lost in the woods, or in the desert, search and rescue missions become an essential tool that can mean the difference between life and death.
This essential guide was written by the people who spent most of their lives developing and refining the art of tracking, one of the most important but often overlooked aspects of successful search and rescue missions. Inside, you will find the history of tracking, information on how to tell when tracking becomes necessary, recommended equipment and tools, and hundreds of indispensable examples of what to do on your way to becoming an expert tracker. Originally released in 1990, the revised/updated edition includes color photographs and detailed illustrations, making it the one book essential to anyone interested in learning how to track, or committed to becoming the best tracker possible.
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