Presented by Mr. Freddy Osuna author of Index Tracking: Essential Guide to Trailing Man and Beast 2012. Osuna is a highly sought after Tracking Instructor who has most recently performed as the United States Marine Corps School of Infantry East Combat Tracking Subject Matter Expert, and US Army Combat Tracking Course Lead Instructor. Through his attentive mentorship you will be outfitted with the knowledge necessary in performing this valuable skill. This course teaches the individual skill sets of the Tracker and each individual will be evaluated and rated amongst their peers. This course is designed to provide an introduction to tracking as it applies to personal safety, sensory awareness, protection of property and livestock, border ops, search and rescue, fugitive recovery, intelligence collection, anti poaching/anti dumping, and recovery of highly evasive individuals who seek escape and refuge in our nations wild lands. Subsequently you will leave with a deeper understanding of how focusing our senses can enrich our personal and professional lives.

 

Minimum Equipment: Note Taking Equipment; Camera; Hiking Boots; Outdoor Clothing (pants & long sleeves recommended); Day Pack; 100oz Water Capacity; Gloves; Snacks; eye protection, measuring tape.

Prerequisites: None

What you will learn:

  • How to evaluate tracks and impressions
  • How to determine precise directions of travel
  • Individual tactical movement
  • Enhanced sensory awareness
  • How to manipulate terrain in your favor

Follow on course recommended: Grayside Hunter Urban Tracking

Welcome to Grayside Hunter where you will be taught how to effectively identify, interpret, and follow trails of humans in highly populated and rural environments. 80% of the U.S. population lives within a 4 dimensional Urban Jungle and as trackers we must be able to follow the trails our enemy leaves us no matter where he goes. Greenside Training will lead you through a highly effective process which is designed to instill the fundamentals necessary in creating multi environmental capable trackers.

When you and your family leaves home, do you wonder if anyone is snooping around your house? Are they burglars or human predators? Or are they just watchers? A trained tracker can monitor the soils around their property to determine when an unwelcome individual may have been present. The tracker can estimate gender, age, weight, what they were doing and where they came from and went to. Your family will be safer. You will leave our course with a higher sensitivity to your surroundings and you will never look at the world the same again. This program will teach you how to locate , identify, interpret, and follow trails of humans in semi rural and urban environments. For citizens and professionals alike.

 

Minimum Equipment: Note Taking Equipment; Camera; Hiking Boots; Outdoor Clothing (pants & long sleeves recommended); Day Pack; 100oz Water Capacity; Gloves; Snacks; eye protection, measuring tape.

Prerequisites: Weaponize the Senses

Follow on course recommended: Greenside Tactical Tracker

This program provides agencies with proficient tracker trainers, who are capable of assessing, planning, and executing low to high risk recovery tasks in a safe, proficient, and highly ethical manner. Dog handlers, patrol officers, and special response personnel will all return with the ability to provide a basic tracking class for their department. Visual tracking training has proven to be a powerful tool for community policing, and will enhance performance across a broad spectrum of individual and collective activities as a department.

Follow on course recommended: Tactical/Combat Tracking Instructor Course

This course is designed to deliver self sustaining Visual Tracking Instructors in support of military and law enforcement training operations. As the follow on to our train the trainer course, the Tracking Instructor course will provide your unit with independent lead instructors who will be capable of developing, executing and maintaining pertinent visual tracking training programs essential to your unit’s mission.

Your instructors will return to your unit with:

  • A customized Program of Instruction to include printable instructor guides, student outlines, and preferred methods of presentation.
  • Access to a network of trusted resources within the Tracking Community for continued education and on call consulting.
  • Certification as an assistant instructor for Greenside Training.

Greenside Training Tracker Instructor kit available upon request includes:

  • Target Systemics Battlespace Tactical Acuity Chart
  • SLYK Tripod, Jim White tripod panning head w/ bino adapter
  • Z-Bolt CTRIP Green Line Laser
  • Feit Electric 500 Lumen Flashlight 3 pack
Anti counter tracking are techniques used to confuse, delay, dissuade, or harm a tracking threat. This class is designed for small teams or individuals who conduct rural surveillance in support of warrant based operations. Your tracking mentor will train you and test your skills during a final exercise where you will be tracked by a trained tracking team.

Purpose- To develop the ability to detect when anti/Counter Tracking techniques are being employed in your area of operation. Subsequently clients will have the ability of incorporating these techniques into small unit patrolling procedures.

What you will learn –
1. Develop evasion plan of action
2. Passive tracker defeat
3. Active tracker defeat
4. Evader loadout
5. Threat contact
6. Individual / team tracking Patrol

Equipment –
1. Durable pants and long sleeve shirt, hat, gloves, sunglasses, boots (camoflauge or natural colors recommended)
2. Small pruning shears, fishing line or other thin wire, multi tool or utility knife, electrical tape. Extra thick pair socks oversized. Camouflage kit/ face/ body.
3. Small measuring tape.
4. We will provide dummy rifles but you are welcome to bring personal to patrol with.
5. Binoculars
6. Cameras or other media devices are welcome.
7. Small pack with 100oz water capacity and snacks.
*we have extra of anything listed for your use.

Prerequisites- Weaponize the Senses

This is an individual and team based course which is designed to introduce the tactical aspects of human trailing. We utilze immediate response force on force trainig aids to develop tracking to contact response times essentially making our already proficient trackers faster to respond in a critical incident.While teaching basic tracking using the Index Tracking technique, emphasis is placed on visual/sensory perception and overall awareness in order to speed up an operators OODA Loop.
Greenside trains its students to see, hear, and smell the enemy first.

This course covers the following topics:

Visual perception
Indicators
The basics of human and mammal locomotion
Ageing a track
Action indicators (What a persons gait does when hes carrying a rifle, carrying a heavy pack, or injured)
Marks and impressions from weapons and equipment and how to I.D..
Theoretical search area / command and control
Hand and Arm Signals
Team Formations
Anti Counter Tracking
Immediate Action Live Fire & Movement Drill

Equipment List distributed upon registration.

Prerequisite:

Weaponize the Senses or TYR Group basic tracking

Have you ever wondered how you would communicate with family and friends if our modern cellular network was down during a natural disaster, power outage or SHTF scenario? Our society has become overly dependent on  modern communications infrastructure controlled by grid power systems and computers susceptible to cyber attacks. Communications are often overlooked in terms of preparedness. During our Small Unit Tactical Communications Course, you will learn how to create a family communications plan, basic radio theory and will discuss and demonstrate a variety of comm gear options on a budget as well as more advanced options. You will also learn about antenna characteristics, propagation and how to construct an antenna from basic, common items. Day 2 we will split the class into two groups and conduct a field training exercise. One team will conduct a surveillance, patrol mission in the desert and communicate their information back to team 2 operating from a recently established base.

This class is considered a basic level introduction to 2 way communications. A ham radio license is not required but we will be using some ham skills for non line of sight communications. We hope that after the course, one will consider getting their amateur license and practice, practice, practice. Please bring any communications gear you have to use or demonstrate to others.

Minimum Equipment:
Notepad and pencil
Outdoor clothing ( boots, pants, long sleeves recommended)
Daypack (for patrol group)
Water
Snacks

Prerequisites: None

Recommended follow on course: Weaponize the Senses