Tom Brown, Jr

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Tom Brown, Jr is America’s most acclaimed outdoorsman, and a renowned tracker, teacher, and author. When Tom was only seven, Stalking Wolf (Grandfather), an Apache elder, shaman and scout, began coyote teaching Tom in the skills of tracking, wilderness survival, and awareness. After Stalking Wolf’s final walk, Tom spent the next ten years wandering the wilderness throughout the America’s with no manufactured tools—in most cases not even a knife—perfecting these Grandfathers skills and teachings. Tom came back to “civilization” and began looking for people interested in all that he had learned, but found none. He felt lost and confused until a local sheriff who knew Tom called him in to track a lost person. Tom found the missing person and, in the process, found his Vision.

Over the next few years Tom earned his reputation as “The Tracker” by finding lost people, and fugitives from the law. He has since worked with many law enforcement agencies, throughout the United States and internationally, on cases involving abducted children, lost hunters and hikers, and fugitives. He wrote about his experiences in a book titled The Tracker, which was published in 1978. Soon after, Reader’s Digest ran a condensed version of Tom’s story and included information on the Tracker School. That was almost thirty years ago, and today Tom Brown Jr.’s Tracker School is the largest of its kind, teaching people from all over the world and from all walks of life. Since the success of The Tracker, Tom has authored 16 books on tracking, awareness, nature observation and survival, including, Grandfather, The Vision, The Way of the Scout and a series of field guides, which have sold well over a million copies.

Tom’s Website

Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Wilderness Survival

Tom Brown’s Field Guide to City & Suburban Survival

Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Nature Observation & Tracking

Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Living with the Earth

The Tracker

The Search

The Vision

The Journey

The Quest

Grandfather:  A Native American’s Lifelong Search for Truth and Harmony with Nature

The Way of the Scout

Awakening Spirits

Tom Brown’s The Science and Art of Tracking

Case Files of the Tracker:  True Stories from America’s Greatest Outdoorsman

Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

Tom Brown’s Field Guide to The Forgotten Wilderness