Level 2 advanced tracking class is a 40 hours hands on instruction program that includes day classes as well as night ops. Students will build upon what they learned in Basic SAR Tracking lvl 1 and learn more advanced skills to move fast to close the gap and distance of the track maker. In this class the students will learn more official skills and pressure releases and basics on crime scene investigations. In this class the students will learn how to approach a scene safely and pick up the direction of travel of their target and also learn how to conduct a search for a missing person involving tracking using more advanced tactics.
This class will be a progression of SAR Tracker 1, comprised of all field training to put your skills to the test and learn new techniques to refine your skills as a tracker.
Training to prepare SAR members for urban, rural and night tracking under “ideal” conditions. This course is for the SAR or law enforcement person that has the desire to become a tracker for the purpose of Search & Rescue. It is an intensive course with 4 hours of classroom and 36+ hours in the field. Based on Jack Kearney’s “Tracking: A Blueprint for Learning How” and developed with his consent, this course teaches all the basics. The class will be held in the mountains just outside of Cripple Creek Colorado. After class, students are welcome to stay at our established camp and kick their feet up by the campfire. Bring your tent or camper and spend the evenings with us!
This course is highly suitable for Law Enforcement, Forest Rangers, Land Owners, Ranchers, Corrections, SAR, Outdoorsmen, Survivalists, or anybody who loves venturing into the great outdoors.
A large 21 person military tent with winter liner is provided for a community tent during class hours and may be used for sleeping at night. Tent is complete with 2 wood burning stoves and a cot for each student. A smaller 5-10 person military tent with winter liner and is also available for private sleeping accommodations (first come/first served).
Water will be provided but you will need to provide your own food of your choice. We recommend quick field expedient meals such as our Camp Ready Meals or MRE’s. They can quickly be made at our primitive camps and won’t slow down the learning process. Our camp ready meals are the healthiest option on the market! You can also purchase food locally once you get here. Walmart and several local eateries are a close drive away.
4 days/3 nights
Bring appropriate outdoor clothing, a good sleeping bag and an all season tent if you do not wish to stay in our military tent. Sunscreen and UV protective sunglasses. Knee pads, flashlight, tape measurer, pen and pencil.
You may sleep in a tent you bring, in your vehicle, in a primitive shelter or share one of our military tents which have wood burning stoves inside.
We will not provide you with any gear, so please come prepared. Fixed blade knife, folding saw, overnight camping gear, winter sleeping bag and a small backpack. Check Recommended Items List for more details!
Knee pads! Warm outdoor clothing, warm gloves and hat, outdoor boots and wool socks. Cotton clothing is highly discouraged! Wool will keep you warm even when wet. Layers are important in Colorado. You will want a water whicking base layer, an insulating mid layer, and a waterproof breathable outer shell. Check out our Clothes Layering Basics if you are unsure of what to wear.
Refunds will not be given for guest instructors unless you contact us within 5 days of purchasing your ticket. Their classes are infrequent and limited, therefor you are paying to hold your spot for their classes. If you are unable to attend once you have paid, you will either have to find another person to attend in your place or you forfeit your fees. If you find another person to attend in your stead, please contact us so that we can change our class roster.
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Intermediate to Advanced
May 25-28 2021
Start Time: Tuesday 6:00pm
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