Book Review: The Tracker by Tom Brown Jr.

This book tells the story of two boys who learn to hunt, fish, track and survive in the wilderness. They have a wise Indian guide (Stalking Wolf) an Apache elder, shaman and scout who began coyote teaching them in the skills of tracking, wilderness survival, and awareness. True trackers understand and embrace the world around them. In this book, Tom exhibits oneness with the outdoors and an understanding of nature.

When the boys asked Stalking Wolf questions, he found ways to make the learning experience exciting by asking questions instead. Each lesson came when they were ready to learn, ask and understand. Feeling a kinship with nature but lost with civilization, Tom soon learned to use his knowledge to track lost people.

This book, published in 1978 is still as rich and robust as ever.  Tom Brown Jr’s Tracker School is teaching people from all over the world and from all walks of life.