gta-yargo09_img1_1Today (Feb 21, 2009) we held our monthly tracking training session at Fort Yargo State Park. We were honored to have a guest tracker, Robert Speiden from the National Awareness Tracking School in Virgina. We arrived around 9am and got dirt time for the next 8 hours. In addition to our dirt time, we also had an opportunity to preview Robert Speiden’s new book, “Foundations for Awareness, Signcutting and Tracking”. Thanks to all those who attended and made this a good training event.

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3 Responses to “Georgia Tracker Dirt Time with Robert Speiden”

  • Mark says:

    Thank you all for braving what we thought would be a cold day, but later turned into one of the most beautiful days in months. I think we should all be pleased with the progress we are making and please know that your progress and efforts are recognized, and reaping benefits.

    Present:
    Ed
    Joel
    Mona
    Ken H.
    Ken C.
    Mark
    Grace
    Brandon
    Robert

    I will quote Grace who said “I’m having the best time out here” and she sure looked like she was. She joined us from the Hall County CERT team and we hope to see more of her in the future.

    Many of us took the opportunity to pick up our own copy of Rob’s new book, and I encourage you to look it up on his website (google natural awareness tracking school) or we can pick you up a copy when we see him at Rocky Knob, VA, for their next quarterly SARTI training and state SAREX in May. (hope some of you will make it with Ken and I too!).

    Mark

  • Ken C says:

    I have just finished reading Rob’s new book. It is an excellent resource full of useful information peppered throughout with Rob’s unique sense of humor.
    It is well written, technical, and easy to read all at the same time.
    He even explains the lingo and jargon used in the tracking society things like TLA and such.
    Since my copy is a first edition and signed by the author I know I’m going to make a mint on ebay when Mr. Speiden becomes famous.
    Great job Rob. I can’t wait for the movie.

  • Joel B says:

    I too enjoyed reading my first edition of the book. Robert did a great job of clearly spelling out many interesting concepts of tracking. He interspersed his teachings with actual “in the dirt” experiences. I really liked the fact that he included some mistakes he made over the years. It shows the human side of tracking as well as cemented some of the assumptions about the “art” that can get you and others into trouble. Great work Robert! This one’s going in my “highly recommended” list.

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