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Category: Military Pedagogy

Wisdom & Knowledge taken directly from a military manual (with unrestricted release approved).


M16 Maintenance Infographic Comic

Long before the term Infographic came into widespread use the military learned the value of using images to teach skills to young recruits.  Many of these manuals, like this M16 Maintenance Infographic (The M16A1 Rifle, Operation & Preventive Maintenance DA Pam 750-30) were written as comic books...

Challenge & Password For Preppers

Here on Prepography we regularly learn to be better Preppers by adapting military skills to preparedness uses… or as we refer to it, Military Pedagogy.  Today we’re adapting the Skill Level 1 Army Task of ‘Challenge & Password’ to the needs of the prepper. Scenario:  About six...

Simple Sabotage – OSS Field Manual #3 Part 5

Today we present the fifth and final installment of our serial publication of OSS Field Manual #3 covering “Simple Sabotage.”  This sabotage manual was issued by the predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Office of Strategic services or OSS on 17 January 1944 and presents OSS...

Simple Sabotage – OSS Field Manual #3 Part 4

Today we present the fourth installment of our serial publication of OSS Field Manual #3 covering “Simple Sabotage.”  This sabotage manual was issued by the predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Office of Strategic services or OSS on 17 January 1944 and presents OSS doctrine...

Simple Sabotage – OSS Field Manual #3 Part 3

Today we present the third installment of our serial publication of OSS Field Manual #3 covering “Simple Sabotage.”  This sabotage manual was issued by the predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Office of Strategic services or OSS on 17 January 1944 and presents OSS doctrine...

Simple Sabotage – OSS Field Manual #3 Part 2

Today we present the second installment of our serial publication of OSS Field Manual #3 covering “Simple Sabotage.”  This sabotage manual was issued by the predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Office of Strategic services or OSS on 17 January 1944 and presents OSS doctrine...

Simple Sabotage – OSS Field Manual #3 Part 1

The OSS Field Manual #3 covering “Simple Sabotage” was issued by the predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Office of Strategic services or OSS on 17 January 1944.  Today we present the preface by William J. (Wild Bill) Donovan [a Medal of Honor winner] and the Introduction. ...

Treating Nosebleeds The Army Way

Today we present a short excerpt from the U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School’s Subcourse MD 0547 Edition 100, Eye, Ear and Nose Injuries.  This is the procedure that the Army trains its medical specialists to use in treating epistaxis, AKA nosebleeds.  Read on and learn the causes of...

The CARVER Method For Preppers

The CARVER Method is an analytical anti-terrorism tool used by the U.S. Army for determining what assets are critical to a unit’s mission success and how vulnerable  those assets are.  By utilizing the CARVER Method Army leaders are able to better protect those assets and mitigate the effects of the...

Water In Survival Situations

Andrew’s Note:  Today’s survival lesson is an extract from Chapter VII, Water of FM 21-76-1, the U.S. Army manual on Survival, Evasion & Recovery June 1999, Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.  This extract provides information on requirements, procurement, preparation...

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