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Spoorology; The science and art of tracking

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Spoorology is the science of spoor, commonly known as tracks. Spoor is the proper term used for tracks, like footprints, and other physical evidence of somethings presence.
Spoorology, or tracking is a science as well as an art. The physics behind spoorology is science, while the viewing and interpretation thereof can be an art. Much as learning to paint, or play and instrument, the art of tracking is somthing that is learned, over a long period of time.
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The study of spoor can be divided into several different disciplines.  Forensic, meaning expert witness and crime scene recreation for law enforcement, SAR search and rescue, military combat tracking, animal tracking, human behavioral science, and many other forms.

 

 

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The photo above is a Mounted SAR CERT team in Indiana.  They are commonly called out to “run down” or track missing persons of a non violent nature.  This can involve trackers on foot, vehicles, ATV’s, horses, and even tracking dogs.

My friends and I have been doing scientific study of Spoorology for many years now.  We have taught classes, published articles in magazines and journals, written books, Master Degree Thesis, and made videos all with the intent of spreading the knowledge of this science.  Some of us have developed and ran certification courses in tracking.  Some of us have been expert witnesses for the court in the United States.   With this new science, we can add to the worlds knowledge about human behavior, psychology, physics, and other disciplines.

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Spoorology or tracking is also focused on animals by some.  These scientists use the animals spoor or tracks to research animal behavior, follow the animals, and check their health.  Some survival schools teach tracking, most of that is focused on animal spoor, and much of it is not in depth.  The classes are normally designed just to raise awareness.  To get people to start noticing and seeing spoor, following it, and at most, the very basic interpretations of the spoor.

What our research does is to actually go in depth, to a forensic level of the science, and bring forth information not otherwise possible to find by looking at other parts of the human or animals life.  Blood tests and dna cannot give you the same information as you get from the quarries spoor.

I have developed a system that will actually identify each specimin as an individual, simular to DNA or fingerprints.

 

Tactics and Preparedness Magazine; Water procurement by Kelly Alwood

This is the newest issue of Tactics and Preparedness Magazine, December 2014.  What a great issue this is.  Featured here is my article about urban emergency water procurement.

I contribute to this magazine several times each year, and also several printed magazines.

Every issue is full of useful and original content, you should click HERE and subscribe and see all of the cool gear and training options as well.

You should also check out my YouTube channel for video instruction on survival, tactics, weapons and gear reviews.

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SDC Surviving Deadly Contact course

Kelly-Alwood-LOGO14This was the latest course, last week Oct 2014 in St. George Utah with OnPoint Tactical.

Course: Surviving Deadly Contact

This class will be hands on training, force on force with paintballs, and live fire with pistol and carbine. Students will learn learn the rules of combat, shoot and move. Every game has rules and those who do not know the rules will definitely lose.

  • What is the most dangerous place in a room?
  • What is the order you engage your targets?
  • What are the levels of cover?
  • How do you handle multiple opponents?

If you don’t know the rules, you can’t win..(other than pure luck)…
This class focuses on real life threat scenarios: a shooting or robbery in Walmart, attempted carjacking, scuffle at the restaurant, muggings in the mall parking lot, home invasion.

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Photos courtesy of DonCarlos Wells

 

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2 Week Urban Escape and Evasion class in Los Angeles!

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Tons of kidnap escape training, with lots of inprovised and and SEREPICK tools.IMG_5470IMG_5471IMG_5472IMG_5473

Behavioral Programming taught to the students.  Whole day seminar.LogoKelly-Alwood-LOGO14

Hundreds of locks and cuffs.  IMG_5464

Lots of foreign locks and cuffs opened here!  IMG_5465IMG_5466IMG_5454

An intro to safe cracking taught here.  IMG_5437

Handcuff shimming.  IMG_5438IMG_5439IMG_5405IMG_5406IMG_5407IMG_5408IMG_5409IMG_5398 IMG_5399 IMG_5400 IMG_5401 IMG_5402 IMG_5403This is a closed course, going on now in LA.

Two full weeks of Covert Entry, Vehicle acquisition, improvised weapons, Escape from restraints, Behavioral Programming, IMG_5421 IMG_5422 IMG_5423 IMG_5424 IMG_5425 IMG_5426 IMG_5427and much more!

 

Tactics and Preparedness article; Shelters

Survival shelters by Kevin Reeve, On Point Tactical

http://www.onpointtactical.com

Click HERE for the full issue and to subscribe

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This months article on Survival Hunting

 

 

All new courses coming out this year!

This year, Kelly will launch several new courses, some will involve teaming up with big tactical names (to be announced very soon).   New classes on personal saftey and security, small unit tactics, and others designed for Patriots of this country.

Kelly’s originals, and also guest instructor classes will be on the calendar soon.  A full description of these new courses are coming here soon.

As always, evolving and meeting the current demands and needs of the times.

 

 

 

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Art of Escape class

Kellys class anti kidnappingThis class was the invention of Kelly Alwood.  A fresh new course designed specifically for disaster survival in the USA.

Kelly flew out to San Francisco in Dec 2013 and met with TAD gear (Tripple Aught Design apparel) and Rift Recon.  TAD was launching there new CORE training program at their new SF location.  Kelly spoke with Brett (TAD owner) and Eric of Rift Recon about designing a new fresh class for the first class at launch.  Kelly designed a new course.  An urban bug/ survival course.  Kelly provided the IP (class content, PPT’s etc) and agreed to teach the first 2 classes himself.  Kelly did travel to SF and personally teach both classes.  One in January and one in February.  Kelly trained the Rift Recon crew how to set up the class and run it.

After returning home Kelly was informed by formal letter that Rift Recon would be teaching the class without Kelly’s consent or involvement or compensation.  Rift Recon also stated that they would continue to use the Art of Escape name as well.  Rift Recon did acknowledge that the IP (actual class content) did belong to Kelly.  The letter from Rift Recon stated that Rift Recon would not use any of the original content that Kelly provided.  However, Rift Recon is using the same course description as before.  Rift Recon is also not telling students that Kelly is no longer teaching the class and that the class in completely different than what was advertised and what they signed up for.

This is a public notice.  Kelly Alwood is NOT teaching the Art of Escape class.  The content of the class is stolen IP, or the course description is completely false.  Rift Recon did NOT pay for the IP content of this course.  Rift Recon recorded with audio and video my entire course.  They had the audio transcribed.  Rift Recon is still advertising this course as it was when Kelly taught the class.  Rift Recon is using audio and video from the classes Kelly taught for advertising the class.

Neither Kelly Alwood or TAD has any affiliation with Rift Recon at this point.  Both Kelly and TAD had made Rift Recon aware that the quality of service Rift Recon provided students was sub standard.  Set up and execution on the part of Rift Recon was not up to Kelly Alwood or TAD Gear standards.  Rift Recon was given specific details of preparations and arrangements to be made for Kelly to teach the class.  Most of which were not even attempted to be made.  Kelly and TAD informed Rift Recon that we could not attach our names to the classes if they did not fulfill their obligations to the students.

Rift Recons responce was to claim the class as their own, and to contact friends and instructors of Kelly Alwood to go out and teach Kelly’s class in SF without Kelly’s permission.  They were refused.  No indication is given as to who is actually teaching this class now.  Students signing up dont know who the instructor is, or what is actually in the class.  Rift Recon has left everything the same on their website to fool students into thinking Kelly was still teaching his class.  Kelly Alwood is not teaching the class, and the class is NOT what is in the description, as Rift Recon has stated that the class is mine and they wont teach the same thing.

Kelly Alwood and Kevin Reeve still teach the Urban Escape and Evasion class all over the country.  Sign up for one of those and get the real deal.

Urban Escape and Evasion class click HERE