Survival Expert Ray Mears Keeps Soldiers On Track for Afghanistan.
The greatest threat to ground troops in Afghanistan is undoubtedly from Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s). There are a number of high-tech ways to aid coalition forces in detecting these deadly devices, but one of the best is still the naked eye. IED’s that have been dug into the ground leave ‘ground signs’, so troops are trained to recognise these signs.
Who better to train these soldiers than wilderness and tracking expert Ray Mears. Ray recently visited Sennelager in Germany to give soldiers about to deploy on Op HERRICK, a masterclass on getting ‘back to basics’ and using the senses and the eyes to read the ground.
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