Bandana | Tracking Field Kit

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Description

 

Accurate identification and interpretation of animal behavior via track and sign is an outdoor skill that has been all but lost by the average person, even to the most experienced outdoors-folks. Learning even the basics of tracking will yield a more enriching awareness in nature as well as a practical tool when your life may depend on it. Animal tracking may aid you in finding a food source or avoid becoming one for a predator.

It should be acknowledged that this is not the first tracking bandana ever made, but hands (paws, hooves, or otherwise) down, it’s the most legitimate! It contains the most accurate tracks available, shown to scale, and includes default gaits for each animal.

We partnered with tracking experts to help guide us and choose the list of animals based on certain criteria that would allow you to have the most success with this bandana. We requested animals:

  • Found across the majority of North America
  • Most abundantly found in the wild
  • That may indicate water nearby
  • That are easy food sources
  • Most useful for side-by-side comparison

Animal Tracks Illustrated on the Bandana:

  • Mountain Lion
  • Bobcat
  • Domestic Cat
  • Gray Fox
  • Red Fox
  • Coyote
  • Domestic Dog
  • Striped Skunk
  • Virginia Opossum
  • Northern Raccoon
  • Nine-Banded Armadillo
  • Cottontail
  • Eastern Gray Squirrel
  • Woodrat
  • Deer Mouse
  • American Beaver
  • White-Tailed Deer
  • Feral Hog
  • Turtle
  • Frog
  • Crawfish

Wazoo Survival Gear bandana with tracking examples

 

raccoon tracks in dirt to scale

 

squirrel paw tracks in mud and to scale on bandana

 

opossum tracks in mud and to scale on bandana

 

Turtle Tracks in Mud and bandana

 

bobcat paw track example and tracking bandana

 

Beaver tracks paw prints

 

We also included false eyespots. These are a form of mimicry adapted by various insects, birds, fish, and reptiles, as well as by some human cultures, such as those living near tigers in the Ganges Delta in India. They wear a mask on the back of their head based on the theory that certain predators prefer to attack from behind (unseen). The bandana can be folded so the “eyes” face outward and can be worn on the back of the head to serve the same purpose, or worn on the front while napping.

 

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Indian villagers wearing masks on the back of their heads to deter tigers sneaking up on them. (photo source: The Independent)

 

Do predatory cats attack from behind?

 Who are these so called animal tracking "Experts" we consulted with?

  • Beau Harger is our local tracker. He took us out in the field, got our feet wet (and almost got Dustin stuck knee-deep in mud) and gave us the hands-on crash course in tracking. He’s been an integral part in the design of this product and made himself available at all hours of the night to answer questions and continue pushing this design in the right direction.
  • Jonah Evans (www.naturetracking.com/) is also a fellow Texan with about 2 decades of tracking experience (and who knows how many certifications) but still maintains the humble life-long student attitude, realizing there is always more to learn. He even has an app called iTrack Wildife that is a great learning tool to combine with this bandana.
  • Mark Elbroch (www.markelbroch.com) helped bring the CyberTracker program to the U.S. and literally wrote the books on tracking. Not just any books, but the books with the most accurate and detailed prints available. He partnered with us to provide the artwork for the bandana and we truly couldn’t have done it without him!

Big thanks to Battlbox for enabling us to bring this idea to life. It made it's debut in the August 2018 "Tracking Box".

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Reviews

Reviews (2)

Ken V Nov 29th 2018

Tracking 101 on your head

This piece of vital kit nails it like no other. Knowing what's on your trail or on your tail is vital to your survival. Wazoo knows it well too. They seem to have an extra set of eyes in the "going to thrive" not just survive department. The best most accurate tracking kit available. Sturdy material easy too identify tracks and a way to measure them all in one useful got your back, literally, package. Loved it so much, as much as the foraging bandana I purchased 4 each for my children to stuff in their kits. The crew at Wazoo just keep hitting em out of the park

Kevin Aug 15th 2018

Another amazing Wazoo product

One of the most versatile items someone can have in any kit is a bandanna. When space is limited, items that have more than one use are critical. The bandanna definitely has many uses! Recently the print on bandannas has added even more uses. The new Wazoo tracking field kit bandanna is a perfect example of this. On top of all the other uses of one plus helps with identifying animal tracks. What I like best is that not only does it give examples of common tacks, but gives them in full size This can make the difference when trying to properly identify a track. Many can look similar, except for the size With the bandanna they included a “slap band” ruler. Having a scale item when taking pictures of track lays can make it much easier for proper identification. Having an easily accessible ruler makes having that easier. These two items together creates a great item for both experienced and beginning trackers Another HOME RUN by Wazoo!!!

Specs

Specs

Bandana:
22"x22" Square - 100% Cotton - Made In USA
Bracelet:
Silicone Slap Bracelet - Forensic style 20cm and 8" scales