ENGLISH: The Hull’s Tracking School in Faber, Virginia [US] offers the chance to attend Mantracking courses in Italy and Europe under the guidance of Kyt Lyn Walken, Instructor and Official Representative. The courses are dedicated to all those who want to approach this millenary science, deepening not only the intimate knowledge of the area around us, but also their own survival skills. The courses are designed to teach (and consequentially to consolidate) the fundamentals of this Ancient Art; they are limited to a minimum of four participants as they provide theoretical lessons supported by a large amount of practical tests, as per the US model, proof of what has been learned. The courses are divided into two levels: a basic course followed by several  advanced courses. The courses can be tailored on civilians as well on Army and Law Enforcement. Army personnel, as already occurred, can take part in civil courses if they wish.

BASIC TRACKING

Goal : Learning to interpret and rationalize the information deriving from the tracks.

Topics:

  • Introduction to Hull’s Tracking School
  • Historical facts on Tracking
  • Current applications
  • Tracking Fundamentals
  • Mindset of a Tracker
  • Identification and interpretation of huma, animal and vehicle tracks
  • How to sketch and preserve tracks
  • Following a Trackline
  • Briefing on Tracking by night

Duration: the course lasts one day, from 09:00 to 18:00, or two days, from 09:00 on Saturday to around 17:00 on Sunday. It will include a written test and a practical one, both individual.

FORENSIC TRACKING

In exclusive collaboration with RA.SE.T. Criminalistica and part of a whole itinerary program they offer (click here).

Goal: Learning to interpret and rationalize the information deriving from the tracks from a crime scene, involving they use of specific item such as Elecrostatic Dust Lifter.

Topics:

  • to interpret informations realting to footprints on the crime scene
  • indoor tracks versus outdoor tracks
  • to learn how to use specific gear
  • to reconstruct of the whole trackline on different surfaces and inside various contexts

Duration: the course lasts one day, from 09:00 to 18:00.

TRACKING & SURVIVAL

Goal: Learning to apply Tracking Skills in a Survival Situation.

Topics:

  • To understand how Tracking can be paired in an Emergency situation
  • Land Navigation and Survival Skills
  • Real application of Tracking and Survival Skills

Duration: Two days, from 09:00 on Saturday to around 17:00 on Sunday. It will include exams.

ADVANCED TRACKING

Goal: Refine the skills acquired in the basic course and gain greater confidence in the art of Sign Cutting.

Topics:

  • To consolidate Fundamentals of Tracking
  • Introduction to Press Releases
  • Training in teams and in different environments
  • To reconstruct and understand how Rescue Teams work
  • Aging of tracks

Duration: the course lasts one day, from 09:00 to 18:00, or two days, from 09:00 on Saturday to around 17:00 on Sunday. It will end with a written test and a practical one, both individual.

BOTANICAL SCIENCE & TRACKING

EXCLUSIVE COURSE DESIGNED FOR THE FIRST TIME WORLDWIDE BY THE WAY OF TRACKING

In collaboration with Professor Stefano Macchetta

Goal of the course: Learning the chemical and biological process behind the damaging of a plant.

Topics:

  • Introduction to Botanical Science
  • To understand how ground and aerial spoor which involve plants do deteriorate and why.

Duration: the course lasts one day, from 09:00 to 18:00. 

URBAN TRACKING

Goal of the course: Learning how to track in any urban scenario.

Topics:

  • Introduction to Urban Surfaces
  • To understand the fundamentals of Urban Tracking, as connected to Situational Awareness.

Duration: the course lasts one day, from 09:00 to 18:00.

RANGER TRACKING

EXCLUSIVE COURSE DESIGNED FOR THE FIRST TIME WORLDWIDE BY THE WAY OF TRACKING § In collaboration with Conservation Rangers Operations Worldwide

Goal of the course: Learning how the tracking skills are applied into antipoaching operations.

Topics:

  • Animal Tracking in Africa and Asia
  • Tracking as aid to monitor endangered wildlife
  • Tracking applied in Antipoaching Operations

Duration: the course lasts two days, from 09:00 on Saturday to around 17:00 on Sunday. It will end with a written test and a practical one, both individual. 

MEDICAL TRACKING

Medical Tracking Course [Advanced]  with Andy Martin (Conservation Rangers Operations Worldwide Executive Director)

Goal: Learning how the tracking skills are applied into a search and rescue mission and how the patient could be treaten in critical conditions.

Duration: the course lasts two days, from 09:00 on Saturday to around 17:00 on Sunday.

CAMOUFLAGING & COUNTER TRACKING

Camouflaging and Counter Tracking Course [Advanced] with Andy Martin (Conservation Rangers Operations Worldwide Executive Director)

The fundamentals of camouflaging and counter tracking tecniques.

Duration: the course lasts two days, from 09:00 on Saturday to around 17:00 on Sunday.

TACTICAL TRACKING

Tactical Tracking Course [Advanced] with Andy Martin (Conservation Rangers Operations Worldwide Executive Director)

Goal: Team formations and applications.

Duration: the course lasts two days, from 09:00 on Saturday to around 17:00 on Sunday.

TAILORED COURSES: Some classes can be tailored in base of specific needings.