Professional Tactical Training & Consulting
Professional Tactical Training & Consulting


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Student utilizing the "Step by Step" tracking method. This technique is used to train new trackers to become sign aware.

The Basic Man Tracking Class is designed for anyone who is interested in the visual tracking skill set whether you are a member of a volunteer Search and Rescue organization or just an outdoor enthusiast. This class is fun for all who enjoy the outdoors.

Your instructor is John Hurth, retired US Army Special Forces Soldier, Ranger, and author of the "Combat Tracking Guide", published by Stackpole Books.

No prior training is needed, as the class is formatted for the novice or experienced person. In this class, you will learn:

  • Glossary of Tracking Terms

  • Basic Visual Tracking Techniques

  • Human Gait and Track Interpretation

  • Visual and Non Visual Tracking Indicators

  • Factors that Affect Sign

  • Principles of Tracking

  • Track Pursuit Drill

  • Lost Track Drills

At the end of every day a class debrief and after action review will take place discussing the day's events.

This is a basic tracking class. For tactical tracking see our 3-Day and 5-Day Tactical Tracking Courses.

All of our courses are taught completely outdoors. We do not lecture or use power point presentations to conduct our classes. Students will be immersed in the tracking environment from beginning to end. With that said all who attend must be in good physical condition and be able to walk every day 2-4 miles over rugged terrain.

Note from John:

We have received a few questions asking how physically strenuous our classes are. Since TÝR Group began our tracking classes, we have had male and female students attend who were as young as 16 and as old as 67 years of age. The amount of distance a student may cover during our classes is based on their individual tracking ability. The level of difficulty may also depend on terrain and weather. We set up a base camp that we start from and return to every day. The amount of weight you carry each day depends on what YOU need to sustain yourself during the days training, such as food, water, extra clothing, or other survival items. Your camping equipment is whatever you are comfortable with. I don't make it a requirement that students remain in the camp overnight. We try to keep the cost down for our customers. Our students do have the option to stay at a hotel, however it is their responsibility to make it to training on time, with the proper equipment ready to train. Depending on our customers' needs, our tactical tracking courses can be modified to meet their training objectives. If you have any questions concerning our classes, please contact us at:



**** Due to Department of State ITAR regulations, all Tactical Training is  available only to US Citizens/Legal Residents. ****



Please fill out our  Course Registration Form, then make your payment. You are not completely registered until Course Registration Form has been submitted and your payment has been made.

The Basic Man Tracking Class rate is $150 / Student. Payments for this course are non-refundable/non-transferable.

Only 10 slots are available, so register now to guarantee your placement.

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Please see our Training Payment Policy for more information. Contact us at or phone 337-344-7928 with any questions.




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Combat Tracking Guide By John Hurth
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