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General Principles
Security embraces all those measures taken by a comma...

Mr Fox Cuts The Cottontails
Mr. Fox decided that the only way to get all the woo...

Steps And Marchings
All steps and marchings executed from a halt, except ...

Fourth Movement Column Right
Being in column of squads, to change direction: 1. Co...

Junior Division
A junior division of the Reserve Officers' Training C...

Chafing
Treatment: Keep parts dry, use talcum powders and k...

To Diminish The Front Of A Column Of Squads
Being in column of squads: 1. Right (left) by twos, 2. ...

Methods Of Estimating Distances By The Eye
1. Decide that the object cannot be more than a certa...

To Dismiss The Squad
Being at a halt: 1. Inspection, 2. ARMS, 3. Port, 4. ...

The Officers' Reserve Corps In Peace
During peace the Secretary of War can order any Reser...





PRACTICE MARCH OR "HIKE"




Equipment
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. ...

Camping
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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Halts
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 ...

Water
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...

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 kit bag. ...

General Principles Of Target Practice
The most thrilling experience you will have at a training camp will probably come when you step up to the firing line on the target range to fire your first shot. The great majority of new men grow pale, become nervous, lose the...

Miscellaneous
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. ...