PRACTICE MARCH OR "HIKE"
Two men tent together--the front rank man and his rear rank file. Alter
pitching your tent, get inside and level off the ground. Cut a drain
around the tent to carry the water off; this should be done even in
pleasant weather. In ca...
Preparing Your Bed
After you have pitched your tent, get some hay, grass, straw, or leaves
and cover the floor. Place one poncho on this, then one or two blankets
on top of the poncho to sleep on, and use the remaining blankets as
cover. Spread the ot...
1. Adjust your equipment, if necessary, at the first halt.
2. Do not leave the column without the express permission of your
company company commander.
3. Keep in your proper place in the column.
4. keep forty inches from the...
Care Of The Feet
The infantryman's feet are his means of transportation. If you care for
them properly, you will be rewarded.
1. Wash and dry the feet carefully and put on clean socks as soon as
practicable after getting into camp.
2. Wash out ...
1. Take great pains each morning to make a neat, small and solid pack
and strap it up securely.
2. Don't put your pack on until ordered to do so by your company
commander or first sergeant.
3. Get your pack properly adjusted.
Practise March Or Hike
The manoeuver practice march will be the most instructive, the most
pleasant, and one of the hardest periods of your service. You will
return from it proud of the hardships you have undergone and capable of
speaking with authority...
During the hike your equipment for living will be limited to: (1) your
pack (things that you carry on your back), (2) a few authorized articles
which are placed in a squad laundry bag (called a surplus kit), and (3)
a blanket roll.
Making Up Your Pack
Immediately after reveille, take down your tent and make up your pack.
Place your extra blankets on the pile with those of the other members of
your squad. Make up your surplus kit bundle and put it in the surplus
Fill your canteen each evening, as the water wagons sometimes do not
reach camp before the morning march is commenced. Excessive water
drinking on the march is the besetting sin of the inexperienced soldier.
One swallow of water cal...
Halts are made for the purpose of resting. Take advantage of the
opportunity by sitting down at once along the side of the road near the
place where your squad will form when the march is resumed. Remain
seated until the command to ...