Survival Tracking Guide Part 3

Learning how to track (and not be tracked) could be a life-saving skill during a SHTF situation. This 3-part eFoodsDirect tracking series has focused on the skills that will enable beginning trackers to identify key prints and displacement of the natural environment. The basics of tracking are decidedly low-tech and have changed very little, if at all, throughout the decades. Once you’ve committed to memory the fundamentals of tracking, it is time to practice, practice, practice to increase your observation skills.
Wound Detection
Bleeding wounds can reveal far more than just the presence of a person on a trail or the direction they are moving. A trail of blood is perhaps one of the most obvious signs of displacement on a trail, but if you encounter that much blood while tracking, a dead body will likely be sprawled across the path not too far ahead.
If you are searching for a loved one or member of your tribe (mutual assistance group), determining their condition as you look for them will be at the forefront of your thoughts. Even if the bloodstains predict a serious wound, do not rush the tracking process, unless a trail of blood is exposed. Missing the signs of displacement along the trail could cause you to miss an otherwise easy-to-track individual.
Using bloodstains to gauge the severity of the wound of a possible foe can help you to develop a better plan to thwart the potential marauder. It can also help you determine their group’s level of determination to take what you have in an effort to help save their pal.
Unless an artery has been severed or a person has been shot, you will most likely discover a bloodstain, not a blood trail, when tracking. A bloodstain is the phrase often used to describe any type of smear, splatter, droplet, or deposit of blood onto something in the natural environment.
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