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Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue (MiBSAR)
Man-tracking & sign-cutting books

Michael Neiger
Marquette, Michigan
© Copyright 2008


Art and Science of Tracking Man and Beast, by Tom Hanratty (Medicine Hawk Wilderness Skills, Inc., 1997)






Foundations for Awareness, Signcutting and Tracking, by Robert Speiden (dbS Productions, 2009)

This 240-page, full-size manual—Foundations for Awareness, Signcutting and Tracking—was written by Robert Speiden, the course coordinator for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management's Field Team Signcutter course.
—Michael Neiger



Fundamentals of Mantracking: The Step-By-Step Method, 2nd edition, by Albert Taylor and Donald C. Cooper (Emergency Response Institute, 1990)

This 133-page, 3-hole-punched, paperback book—Fundamentals of Mantracking: The Step-By-Step Method, 2nd edition—was written by a 31-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol who taught SAR personnel how to man-track.
—Michael Neiger




Man-Trackers & Dog Handlers in Search & Rescue—Basic Guidelines and Information, by Greg Fuller, Ed Johnson, and Robert J. Koester (DBS Productions, 2000).

This 98-page, paperback book—Man-Trackers & Dog Handlers in Search & Rescue: Basic Guidelines and Information—promotes the use of tracking dogs in conjunction with man-trackers
—Michael Neiger




Mantracking—Introduction to the Step-By-Step Method, by Roland Robbins (Search and Rescue Magazine, 1977).

This paperback book—Mantracking: Introduction to the Step-By-Step Method—presents the fundamentals of man-tracking as taught by the U.S. Border Patrol.
—Michael Neiger




Patrolling and Tracking, Australian Military Forces (Paladin Press 1988)






SAS Guide to Tracking, Revised Edition, by Bob Carss, (The Lyons Press, 2008).

This 352-page, paperback book—SAS Guide to Tracking, Revised Edition—was written by a veteran of Britain’s elite Special Air Service (SAS) who learned his man-tracking from experts in New Zealand, Brunei, and the Sahara.
—Michael Neiger





Science and Art of Tracking: Nature's Path to Spiritual Discovery, by Tom Brown, Jr. (Penguin USA, 1999)

This 219-page, paperback book—Science and Art of Tracking: Nature's Path to Spiritual Discovery—was written by one of America's most highly-acclaimed outdoorsmen and survival instructors.
—Michael Neiger




Tactical Tracking Operations—The Essential Guide for Military & Police Trackers, by David Scott-Donelan (Paladin Press, 1998)

This 170-page, paperback book—Tactical Tracking Operations: The Essential Guide for Military & Police Trackers—was written by a 30-year veteran tracker who carried out aggressive, combat man-tracking in the counter-insurgency bush wars of Rhodesia and South Africa, learning much of his tactical man-tracking skills from elite units such as the Rhodesian SAS, Selous Scouts, and South African Recces.
—Michael Neiger



Tracking—A Blueprint for Learning How, 7th edition, by Jack Kearney (Pathways Press, 1999)

This classic, 150-page, paperback book—Tracking: A Blueprint for Learning How, 7th edition—was written by a U.S. Border Patrol agent who spent 15 years in the field tracking border jumpers and conduction SAR tracking ops.
—Michael Neiger



"Tracking and Countertracking, Evasion, and Escape, and Survival" (Appendix F) in Long-Range Surveillance Unit Operations (Army FM 7-93)


Tracking Program—Track Aware, Tracker I, Tracker II, Sign Cutter—Course Materials, by Universal Tracking Services, Inc. (Universal Tracking Services, Inc., 2004)

This spiral-bound course book serves as the text for Universal Tracking Services, Inc.' four levels of man-tracking courses. It can be ordered directly from Universal Tracking Services, Inc.' store.
—Michael Neiger




Tracking—Signs of Man, Signs of Hope: A Systematic Approach to the Art and Science of Tracking Humans, by David Diaz (The Lyons Press, 2005)

This 242-page, hardcover book—Tracking: Signs of Man, Signs of Hope; A Systematic Approach to the Art and Science of Tracking Humans—was written by a 20-year U.S. Army Special Forces and Marine Corps veteran who learned his man-tracking skills from indigenous trackers in Malaysia, Brunei, Botswana, and the Philippines. He also trained under veterans of the Vietnam war who learned their man-tracking skills directly from the Montagnards of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.
—Michael Neiger



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Alaska Wilderness, 1890

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