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Tom Brown & The Tracker School in the Media


Articles and interviews about Tom Brown Jr. and the Tracker School in magazines & newspapers, and online.

This website has no official or informal connection to the Tracker School or Tom Brown Jr. whatsoever



Hot on the Trail - Ecotraveler magazine issue #1 - (unknown date)

Tracking Your Wild Side - GoNomad.com (unknown date, but probably sometime during 2002 or 2003)

The Way of the Scout - Seeing the World in Single Imprint - Fighting Arts.com website



Southwest Florida survival - News Press - Fort Meyers, Florida (Feb 6, 2005)

Rugged students learn to rough it - News Press - Fort Meyers, Florida (Feb 5, 2005)

Quest for the Perfect Folder - Blade Magazine (Jan 2005)

The Chase - Online chat with Tom Brown about the new Court TV show (Apr 9, 2004)

The Hunted movie - There's a number of interviews and reviews on this website about the movie The Hunted.

Tom Brown Jr. - 60-Second Interview - Metro Cafe (December 30, 2003)

A Life in the Day - London Sunday Times (London, England) (November 9, 2003) (PDF format)

Tracker to discuss wilderness survival at centenary - The Warren Reporter (November 7, 2003) (PDF format)

Disney Adventures - Mr. Adventure Survives the Wilderness (Sept 2003?) (PDF format)

Survival expert Tom Brown Jr. to give talk in Hackettstown - The Paper (September 11, 2003) (PDF format)

Investigators: Rudolph likely received help - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (June 19, 2003) (PDF format)

Survival Skills 101 - Grand Traverse Herald (April 30, 2003)

I Will Survive - Metro Santa Cruz (April 16-23, 2003)

Celebrity Stalker - The skills of ace wilderness tracker Tom Brown have found an unusual stage: Hollywood - Sports Illustrated (April 14, 2003)  For PDF format click here

Expert Tracks Missing Child - Asbury Park Press (March 28, 2003)  For PDF format click here

In a Footprint, a Life Story; Teaching Survival Lands a Tracker in Hollywood - New York Times (March 15, 2003)

Few can hide from expert guide - Mercury News (March 9, 2003)

Interview with Tom Brown about The Hunted movie  (March 2003)
***Lots more info about this movie is in a separate section of this website devoted to The Hunted.

The Hunted: Starring the Tracker Knife - Blade Magazine (Feb 11, 2003)

article from The Western Mail (January 31, 2003)

The Real Wilderness - "This" Magazine (July-August 2002)

The art of survival: Attempting to tame the wilderness at Tom Brown's Tracker School - Baltimore Sun (March 17, 2002)

Wild ideas; Success coach: Nature's calling, and it has a lot of good thoughts on building your business - Entrepreneur (December 2001)

Surviving New Jersey - New York Daily News (July 8, 2001) (PDF format)

'Tracking' Teaches Skills For a Successful Career
The Wall Street Journal Online: CareerJournal.com (July 3, 2001)

Tracker brings his skills to Hollywood - Asbury Park Press (June 8, 2001) (PDF format)

I, Nature Boy - Outside magazine (October 2000)  For PDF format click here

Survival Training - Asbury Park Press - Neptune, NJ. (January 10, 1999)

Forest Growth Through primitive lifestyle in New Jersey Pine Barrens, Maine native strengthens her bond with nature, gains greater understanding of self - Bangor Daily News - Bangor, Maine (December 3, 1998)

Manhunt: The Searches for Eric Robert Rudolph and Dr. Barnett Slepian's Killer - CNN Talkback Live (TV) (October 27, 1998)

Tom Brown Discusses the Eric Rudolph Manhunt - CNN Sunday Morning (TV) (July 26, 1998)

Survival Possible Even for Inexperienced, Teacher Says - Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC) (July 17, 1998)

Hikers, beware; Wilderness-survival instructor offers tips - IPC Industry Week (June 22, 1998)

Tracker lessons put police on trail of improvement - Asbury Park Press - Neptune, NJ. (March 30, 1998)

Tom Brown Gives Winter Survival Tips - CNN Morning News (TV) (January 16, 1998)

Adopt new attitude and return to the great outdoors in celebration of earth day - (March 14, 1995)

Secrets to Survival - Backpacker magazine (October 1992)

The Tracker - Parabola magazine (Summer 1991) (Excerpt from The Tracker, by Tom Brown Jr.)

A School on the Right Track - Sports Illustrated magazine (March 27, 1989)

Abigail - UPI - North Carolina (January 1989)

Tom Brown's Wilderness School - Northwoods Sporting Journal (Date unknown, but after Feb 1988)

**Walk Like an Apache - New Jersey Monthly (July 1987)
This article is sometimes viewed as critical of Tom Brown, but it is in fact one of the most objective that has been written.

Ancient Skills Show Way to Future for Survivalists - Asbury, N.J.  (May 11, 1987)

On the Trail of Tom Brown - Newsweek magazine (April 8, 1985)

Fill Your Senses, Light Up Your Life - Reader’s Digest (August 1984)

A Natural Man - National Wildlife (June-July 1984)

Books - The New York Times (Oct 23, 1983)

Survival of the Fittest - The Washingtonian (March 1983)

Wilderness In the Megalopolis - The Washington Post (December 30, 1977)

Woodsman's Skill in Tracking Led To Rape-Robbery Suspect in Jersey - New York Times (November 3, 1977)


Additional appearances in the media: (Articles not reproduced in this section of this website)
  • Mother Earth News articles by and about Tom Brown Jr -- see separate section on this website

  • Sports Afield - April 2003
  • Men's Journal - March 2003
  • Newsweek - July 2001 - "Survivor Skills"
  • Nexus Magazine - (Volume 7, Number 1) December 1999 - January 2000
    (a summary of Stalking Wolf's prophecies)
  • New Jersey Monthly - June 1998
  • New York Times - Apr. 7, 1996 - "Work on the Wild Side"
  • East West Journal - October 1994 - "The Survival Master"
  • East West Journal - August 1993 - "The Joy of the Senses"
  • Parabola - Summer 1991 - "The Tracker"
  • Sports Illustrated - March 1989 - "A School on the Right Track"
  • Sports Afield - Feb 1989 - "The Art of Lostproofing"
  • Sports Afield - Sept 1986 - "The Complete Tracker"
  • Sports Afield - Sept 1985 - "Learning to Blend In"
  • Disney Digest - May 1985
  • Readers Digest (Canadian) - Sept 1984 - "Go Ask the Mice"
  • National Wildlife - June-July 1984 - "A Natural Man"
  • Sports Afield - April 1984 - "Waking up to Nature"
  • Washingtonian - March 1983- "Survival of the Fittest"
  • New Age Magazine - Sept 1982- "Coyote Thunder"
  • National Review - July 9 1982- "The Tracker"
  • Camping Magazine - Feb 1982 - "Lostproofing"
  • Country Gentleman - Fall 1980 -"Survival in His Nature"
  • American Way Magazine - May 1980 - "Survival in His Nature"
  • People Magazine - March 27, 1978 (Vol 9 No. 12)

Other Media:
  • Discovery Channel - Tom Brown appeared here once. For awhile the interview was available as a Real Audio file.
  • Tom Brown appeared on the David Letterman show once
  • He appeared on the History Channel (USA only) in 2002.
  • Tom Brown on TV - order copies of these videos that were produced by New Jersey Public Television, as well as others about the Pine Barrens (order online http://www.njnsecure.com/njnvideo/pinelands.html or call 609-777-5093):

    • Journey to Survival: Scenes from the Standard, Advanced Standard and Advanced Tracking classes showing debris huts, firemaking, camouflage, and interviews with instructors and students.

    • The Earth Speaks: One hour long: Tom in the Pine Barrens and on the beach showing fox walk, wide angle vision, tracking, trails & signs. At the end Tom tells the story of Grandfather and the Fisherman.

This website has no official or informal connection to the Tracker School or Tom Brown Jr. whatsoever


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