The Bush Tactics Course Description

Badlands Fieldcraft

Prototactics

Proto – a combining form meaning “first,” “foremost,” “earliest form of,” used in the formation of compound words.

Tactics – A procedure or set of maneuvers engaged in to achieve an end, an aim, or a goal.

Throughout history small bands of men have had to work together against nature and threats from other men to protect their homes and families and to seek out resources. The successful ones did this using team work and tactics that have lived on in different forms to eventually become what is known today as small unit tactics.

“Indian scouts watching Custer’s advance” – Frederic Remington

Over time these prototactics have been used over and over, with adaptations, to work for the end users. By studying these prototactics small teams can learn the most applicable skills to ensure their survival as they attempt to accomplish their goals.

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