Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sasquatch Field Guide by Dr. Jeff Meldrum

The Sasquatch Field Guide
by Dr. Jeff Meldrum

Finally, a concise and well-written field guide has been published to help the bigfoot field investigator document various types of evidence in an appropriate way. Dr. Jeff Meldrum has put together a field guide on heavy-duty, waterproof card stock that literally fits in your back pocket or backpack, adding little weight to those ounce-sensitive backpackers with an interest in collecting data from the backcountry. Seemingly thinking of everything, Dr. Meldrum has even included a ruler along the top margin of the Guide so the researcher will always have a scale item for any photos taken in the woods.

The Sasquatch Field Guide not only helps researchers with identifying possible spoor left by bigfoots, but it also helps him or her reduce the possibility of misidentifying signs of other animals for those of sasquatches. Also included in the Field Guide are easy-to-understand directions on how to gather and store data in the field in preparation for future analysis. The Guide uses colors and diagrams making it easy to read and understand, which could be the difference between successfully gathering data and blowing it when under the pressure of dealing with the real thing out in the field.

Sections in the Sasquatch Field Guide include information on visual identification, footprint identification, track casting, gathering footprint metrics, hair samples, scat samples, tree breaks, nests, cultural signs, stacked rocks, habitat and distribution, diet, vocalizations, possible origins, and taphonomy. This hefty brochure-style guide is densely-packed with valuable information that all field researchers should be intimately acquainted with.


  1. I want to make an app for this sort of thing. A Bigfoot app that helps in bigfooting, that you don't need to use data from your phone or tablet, but works offline and internally to record info, take pictures of tracks, take videos, and other stuff. Could be used online too, but when you're out in the boonies looking for squatches, probably not going to have a cell signal. Haha :-)

  2. I received my Sasquatch Field Guide in the mail a few days ago, and I absolutely love it! I'll definitely bring it with me every time I go camping, especially when I'm on a BFRO expedition.

  3. Cliff, check your email man, sent you something in relation to bigfoot ky eyeshine video! I'm not on twitter or facebook, so that's why I'm dropping you a line here. I'll bet your inbox is crazy full. I did some research for you. Too bad I hadn't tried to contact you before you got so famous, probably could have gotten a hold of you. :-) Email me back at

  4. I got this Field Guide about three weeks ago, and it is absolutely great. I am taking it with me next week to Ohio for the Conference. The nice thing is, it is laminated and also conveniently foldable and can be carried in a backpack, jacket pocket or even your back pocket. I think it will be an absolutely invaluable resource for all 'Squatchers, whether they are longtime or just beginners. Great to see you profiling it here, Cliff.