Resources

The Traditional Bowyer’s Bible is a remarkably in-depth analysis of the wooden bow from its construction to its correct use by leading experts in the field. The emphasis is on the history of these weapons and methods for building them from scratch, just as they were made before the advent of firearms. (from Amazon description)

bows

“Cattail” Bob Seebeck has been conducting outdoor education classes in the Rockie Mountains since 1975, offering instruction in wild useful herbs, wilderness survival and mountain cabin building.  Each of these volumes of his Survival Plants of Colorado has over 200 of the most useful wild edible, medicinal and utilitarian plants he has personal experience with. Color photos of flowers, leaves, fruits, the habitat and description of each plant, and when and where you are likely to find this plant. He gives detailed descriptions and uses for each plant.

North America - Western
North America - Western
plants

Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide is a book recommended by Karen Sherwood at tracker classes. It provides a key system for quick, positive identification of the wildflowers, flowering shrubs and vines of Northeastern and North-central North America.

North America - Eastern
North America - Eastern
plants

This book is the true story of a plane transporting the Uruguay Rugby team and their friends and family, that crashes in the Andes. It’s a tragic story, but one that holds many lessons in surviving in severe winter conditions. 

Central/South America
Central/South America
novel

Inner and Outer Practices of Nature Awareness

This book was originally a series of essays.  Richard Vacha founded and teaches at the   POINT REYES TRACKING SCHOOL,

and Marin County Tracking Club.

North America - Western
North America - Western
tracking

Please Note: the Post-Apocalyptic Fiction has been moved to current affairs 

  Have you seen this meme? This book is one of those post-apocalyptical novels that creates a powerful scenario of the collapse of civilization, and a group of wilderness savvy people, as they create a tiny tribe that learns to survive.

Written by Debbie Tremel, a long time tracker student and survival expert, this book is highly recommended. 

novel

Tom Brown takes the reader on an in-depth journey to get to know his favorite plants replete with stories about each plant, as well as information about how to use the plants. 

North America - General
North America - General
plants
Tom Brown Jr. writes about the formative spiritual journey of his mentor, Grandfather, and his journey to learning to teach the skills of connecting with the realms of the spirit. He describes the exercises from the Tracker School’s Philosophy 1 class.
philosophy

Tom Brown on tracking. A MUST book for a tracker student.

tracking

This is an excellent little pdf booklet you can download here free. It includes the history of the sling and how to create and use one. The booklet includes drawings and diagrams that are enough to get you started.

skills