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Land Navigation and Counter Tracking: 5-Day with TYR Group

May 16 - May 20

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This is a combination course of the TYR Group’s Land Navigation Level 1 Course and Counter Tracking Level 1 Course.

TYR Group’s Land Navigation Level I Course

TYR Group’s Land Navigation Level I Course is a 2-day hands-on course that provides students who attend with the capability, experience and confidence to properly read a map and navigate over land using nothing more than a map, protractor, and compass. Today, GPS is a great technological tool but what if that technology fails? Furthermore, without a GPS do you know how to make your way? This course provides the essentials to read a map, analyze terrain, and decide on a route using control measures to travel over land while exploiting the terrain to your advantage. Instructors teach and mentor students in a progressive manner that challenges and builds confidence and self-reliance.

Course Summary

  • Map Reading and interpreting the Marginal information on a map
  • Properly interpreting Topographic Symbols
  • Understanding Common Colors used on a map
  • Interpreting Contour intervals
  • Use of a protractor to determine grid coordinates and plot a location
  • Converting Azimuths
  • Determining distance
  • Navigational Equipment and Methods
  • Parts of a compass.
  • Shooting an azimuth.
  • Determining a back azimuth.
  • Establishing a pace count.
  • Interpretation of Terrain features
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Terrain association
  • Route Planning for short or long-range orienteering
  • And more…

Recommended Packing List

(This is a Basic List. You will be in a field environment for the entire course.)

  • Durable outdoor clothing
  • Broken in and serviceable footwear
  • Lensatic Compass (mandatory)
  • Pocket knife
  • Watch
  • Flashlight with colored lenses
  • Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)
  • Assault Pack or Backpack with a 3-liter Hydration System
  • Eye Protection
  • Poncho / Rain Gear
  • Pencil and Pen
  • Paper
  • Gloves
  • Seasonally appropriate hat, underwear, and outerwear
  • Good quality insect repellent with Deet (spring, summer, and fall)
  • Folding Chair (optional)
  • Seasonally appropriate equipment to remain overnight in field conditions.
  • Enough Food and Water for the Entire Time in the Field.

TYR Group Counter Tracking Level I Course

The TYR Group Counter Tracking Level I Course provides hands-on tactical evasion experience to individuals and teams in a short period. This course is an intensive three-day course aimed to provide individuals and teams the mindset and tools to survive and evade in a high threat situation no matter the environment.

Most Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) training focuses on survival, resistance, escape subjects rather than evasion, this course fills this gap. Furthermore, Individuals who attend this course can expect to receive training on conducting passive and aggressive Counter Tracking techniques. Moreover, students will learn and practice proper evasion mindset and terrain analysis intended to aid in an evasion and survival situation. Additionally, students will gain experience through the application of different Counter Tracking tactics and techniques that will aid an evader against a capable tracker element.

For this reason, your training evolves in a manner that starts at the individual skill level and gradually progresses to evading as a member of a team.

In addition to learning a valuable lifesaving survival skill, students who complete this course will be presented with a certificate of completion for this 24+ hour course.

Course Curriculum includes

  • Tracking and Counter Tracking Terminology
  • Tactics, Techniques, and Assets Employed by Trackers
  • Human Gait and Track Interpretation
  • Visual and Non-Visual Tracking Indicators
  • Evasion Mindset
  • Factors that Affect Sign
  • Principles to Avoid Detection
  • Deception Techniques
  • Evasion Tactics
  • And much, much more.

Packing List

Since most of your time will be spent in field conditions we have compiled a basic list of equipment that you will need during the conduct of the course.

  • Serviceable Uniform/Clothing (seasonally appropriate)
  • Serviceable boots (broken in)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • GPS/ Lensatic Compass
  • Knife
  • Watch
  • Flashlight with colored lenses
  • Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)
  • Assault Pack with a 3-liter Hydration System
  • Eye Protection
  • Wet weather gear (optional)
  • 30 feet of 550 cord
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Camouflage stick, compact or cream
  • Seasonally appropriate hat, underwear, and outerwear
  • Good quality insect repellent with Deet (optional)
  • Folding Chair (optional)
  • Seasonally appropriate equipment to remain overnight in field conditions.

**Additionally, you will need enough food and water for the entire time in the field.

Your primary instructor will be John Hurth, US Army Special Forces (Ret), and author of the “Combat Tracking Guide” published by Stackpole Books.

***** Due to Department of State ITAR regulations, all Tactical Training is only available to US Citizens and Residents. *****

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Details

Start:
May 16
End:
May 20

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Spartan Training Concepts

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Spartan Training Concepts
Hillsboro, OR United States + Google Map