Tactical Hand Signals Every Prepper Knows, Or Should – Infographic

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Tactical Hand Signals Every Prepper Knows, Or Should – Infographic

Tactical Hand Signals Every Prepper Knows, Or Should - Infographic
Tactical Hand Signals Every Prepper Knows, Or Should – Infographic – image via Wikimedia Commons

Tactical hand signals are something that every doomsday prepper needs to know. Knowing these tactical hand signals can help everyone, not just preppers, but still. Anyway, this is a form of communication used by the military to communicate with each other in times when silence is of the utmost importance.

When radio silence is put in place because the enemy is too close, soldiers within the US Army often use these signals to communicate with each other. With the use of these tactical hand signals, military commanders such as team leaders, squad leaders, platoon leaders, etc…, use them to keep control of their squad, while not actually revealing their location.

All new recruits need to know these signals by heart and to know how to use and understand them in context properly. In fact, these tactical hand signals are found in their Field Manual. It is also not uncommon for different squads to develop their own unique variation of these signals – somewhat similar to how languages formed differently from a common base.

Nevertheless, here is the basic form of these tactical hand signals, where soldiers and other trained troops use in a wide variety of combinations to convey a message while undercover and close to enemy positions.

This particular infographic was designed and put together by the good people at the Urban Survival Network. With it, people can learn these signals and be better prepared in case of an unforeseen circumstance where this sort of communication comes in handy – not just for military use.

If you’re really interested in learning this form of communication, first gather a group of friends with whom you can practice with. Have these tactical hand signals memorized and then go out and try them out so as to put your theoretical knowledge into practice. Do this enough times until doing these signals will become second nature to you and your mates.