Introduction to Tracking Course 20-21 May 2023
Mangrove Mountain - private address (details sent after ticket purchase)
Jake Cassar has been involved in helping locate missing people and pets for over 20 years, and has also used his tracking skills to locate endangered animals and to gain food on his survival missions.
Jake has spent many years learning from Aboriginal Elders, military trackers and spent a week recently with American tracking legend Tom Brown Jr.
Introduction To Tracking - Weekend Course
** COURSE DETAILS **
Held at Ironbark Bushcamp in the picturesque rural town of Mangrove Mountain (approx 60 minutes from Sydney and Newcastle).
Jake Cassar has been described as an encyclopedia of bush knowledge, earning this reputation by living in the wilderness for extended periods and subsiding largely from only what he can sustainably and respectfully obtain from the bush.
When Jake isn't visiting family, he lives in his grass hut next to Ironbark Creek at Mangrove mountain and has done so for many years.
This course includes:
- Tracking terminology
- Tracking sign language
- How to move silently in the bush
- How to tracks humans
- How to track animals
- Animals track ID with detailed chart included
- Cloud ID and weather prediction with detailed chart included
- Backtracking (if you find yourself lost)
- Anti - tracking (how to not be tracked)
- Stories around the camp fire of Jake's real life tracking and survival adventures
- Bird and animal language
- What gear to have in your trackers pack
- Making plaster castes of tracks
- Tracking exercises in the field and much more
This is a full two day (Saturday and Sunday) course with the option of coming up on the Friday afternoon, settling in and having a night around the camp fire with Jake and other participants.
Jake will be cramming in as much information as possible, SO BE PREPARED TO TAKE LOTS OF NOTES.
Jake Cassar Bushcraft (JCB) acknowledges the Tradional Custodians and Elders past, present and emerging. JCB strives to interact with the land and all its inhabitants with the utmost respect.
🌿 Start: Saturday 20th May 2023
🌿 Arrive: Saturday 9.45am sharp for a 10am start. (optional set up on Friday 19th May - meet Jake at 4.30pm at meeting point).
🌿 Finish: Approx 4pm, Sunday 21st May 2023
🌿 Held at Ironbark Bushcamp at Mangrove Mountain (approx 60 minutes from Sydney and Newcastle) in a beautiful natural setting by Ironbark Creek
🌿 Meeting point: All directions will be sent from TryBooking.com after your ticket is purchased - please check your junk mail
🌿 Self Sufficient Camping: You will need to bring your own tent and all camping equipment (including food and water)
🌿 To bring: Warm / cool layers, walking shoes, sun hat, raincoat, bottle of water, notepad & pen and food. Please be prepared for all weather!
🌿 Food and drink: Bring all your food and water for the whole course. There will be a campfire to cook over if needed.
🌿 Cost (over 15+ only): $350pp for full 2 day experience (We will also consider discounts for financial hardship for one or two spots - please get in touch).
** PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING TICKET: **
- Not suitable for kids. This event is only suitable for ages 15+ (we ask you kindly to please not bring young kids to this particular course)
- The location is not easily accessible by public transport. Coming by car is strongly reccomended
- Participants will be able to camp near or in their vehicles right next to the undercover (weatherproof) learning area.
- You will have access to campfire if you wish to cook (using your own campfire utensils)
- The hikes / walks are are not too far from the bushcamp and are suitable for all fitness levels
- The location is in a fairly remote area where there is no electricity, no amenities (pit toilets) and very limited phone reception. It would be worth letting friends and family know that you may not be contactable during that time (Jake can connect to a network if there is an emergency)
- We request that you please take all your own rubbish away with you
- No dogs or animals are permitted
All events go ahead rain, hail or shine!
IMPORTANT - Please be mindful of others and if you do have a cold or any flu like symptoms we ask that you do not attend the course.
* Cancellations. We are happy to fully refund your money if you cancel 5 or more days in advance, however, we do not offer refunds after the course has commenced if you didn't attend. (If we need to cancel the event because of severe weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances we will let you know in advance and fully refund all paid tickets).
For more information please email Emma French: email@example.com
** More about Jake Cassar **
Jake has featured as a Bushcraft teacher, tracker and prepper on ABC's Prepping Australia, SBS, Triple J Hack, National Indigenous TV, the History Chanel and features in the upcoming 7 Mate series Goin Off Grid. Jake has been described as the Aussie Bear Grills by the Today Show and a Bush Tucker Guru by the Daily Telegraph.
Jake is an award winning conservationist known for playing a key role in protecting massive areas of culturally and ecologically sensitive bushland and defending sacred Aboriginal sites. Just by coming on Jake's courses you are directly supporting his self-funded community and environmental work.
While this course is focused on edible & medicinal wild plants, Jake will be sharing his knowledge of bush survival and tracking based on decades of his own personal experiences.
Jake Cassar Bushcraft (JCB) acknowledges Traditional Custodians and Elders past, present and emerging. JCB strives to interact with the land and all its inhabitants in a safe, sustainable and respectful way.
'In order to reactivate our innate connection to nature we must forge a real, tangible and mutually beneficial relationship with the land and all it's inhabitants' - Jake Cassar