Military Publications for Preppers

Military Publications for Preppers

Introduction: Leveraging US Military Publications: A Guide for Preppers

In the realm of preparedness planning, knowledge is paramount. The US Military Services have meticulously crafted an extensive array of publications over countless hours, offering a wealth of valuable information. These documents serve as invaluable resources for individuals striving to enhance their preparedness efforts. In this guide, we will explore the wealth of knowledge encapsulated within these publications, highlighting their relevance and importance for preparedness planners.

Check the PSL shop for some free downloads.

Utilizing Military Publications. A Strategic Approach

The US Military Services have compiled a vast repository of documents, encompassing a wide range of topics crucial for preparedness planning. From survival tactics to emergency management strategies, these publications offer insights honed through rigorous training and real-world experiences. By tapping into this vast knowledge base, individuals can significantly bolster their preparedness plans.

Enhancing Your Preparedness Toolkit

Preparedness planners can access a plethora of military publications through various platforms. Explore the PSL shop, where numerous free downloads are available, offering a valuable opportunity to expand your knowledge base without financial constraints. These resources serve as invaluable additions to any preparedness toolkit, providing actionable insights and practical solutions.

Exploring Specialized Titles

Certain military publications stand out as particularly relevant for preparedness planners. Entries highlighted in bold within this guide signify documents of exceptional importance. These specialized titles delve deep into topics such as crisis communication, tactical strategies, and disaster recovery, offering nuanced perspectives essential for effective preparedness planning.

For those, civilians like me, eager to delve further into the realm of military publications, Wikipedia serves as an excellent starting point. The platform offers a comprehensive list of military publications, providing brief descriptions and context for each document. This resource can aid preparedness planners in identifying additional materials suited to their specific needs.

Empowering Your Preparedness Journey

Incorporating US Military publications into your preparedness strategy is not just advantageous; it’s essential. The wealth of knowledge encapsulated within these documents serves as a guiding light, illuminating the path to comprehensive preparedness. By leveraging these resources, individuals can navigate challenges with confidence, ensuring the safety and well-being of themselves and their communities.

The Prepping Application is suggested from 1 (Something you should have and read) to 5 (Something that ‘sounds’ interesting) this is my opinion what you consider critical and necessary will be different than me.

Remember, preparedness is a continuous journey. Stay informed, stay prepared, and empower yourself with the wisdom distilled within the pages of military publications. Your preparedness journey begins here.

US Army Field Manuals

FM 1 & 2

Publication Num. Issue Date Publication Title Prepping Application
FM 1-0 4/1/2014 Human Resources Support
FM 1-02 2/2/2010 Operational Terms And Graphics
FM 1-04 3/18/2013 Legal Support To The Operational Army
FM 1-05 10/5/2012 Religious Support 2
FM 1-06 4/15/2014 Financial Management Operations
FM 1-100 2/21/1997 Army Aviation Operations
FM 1-230 9/30/1982 Meteorology For Army Aviators
FM 1-564 6/29/1997 Shipboard Operations
FM 2-0 4/15/2014 Intelligence Operations
FM 2-01.3 12/8/2010 Intelligence Preparation Of The Battlefield/Battlespace
FM 2-19.4 11/25/2008 Brigade Combat Team Intelligence Operations
FM 2-22.2 10/21/2009 Counterintelligence
FM 2-22.3 9/6/2006 Human Intelligence Collector Operations
FM 2-22.401 6/9/2006 Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Technical Intelligence Operations
FM 2-91.4 3/20/2008 Intelligence Support To Urban Operations
FM 2-91.6 10/10/2007 Soldier Surveillance And Reconnaissance: Fundamentals Of Tactical Information Collection

FM 3

Publication Num. Issue Date Publication Title Prepping Application
FM 3-01 4/15/2014 U.S. Army Air And Missile Defense Operations
FM 3-01.11 10/23/2007 Air Defense Artillery Reference Handbook
FM 3-01.15 5/1/2009 Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For An Integrated Air Defense System
FM 3-01.16 3/4/2002 TMD IBP Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Theater Missile Defense Intelligence Preparation Of The Battlespace
FM 3-01.48 12/12/2003 Divisional Air And Missile Defense Sentinel Platoon Operations
FM 3-01.64 1/7/2011 Avenger Battalion And Battery Operations
FM 3-01.7 2/11/2010 Air Defense Artillery Brigade Operations
FM 3-01.80 1/17/2006 Visual Aircraft Recognition
FM 3-01.85 7/28/2010 Patriot Battalion And Battery Operations
FM 3-01.86 12/23/2008 Air Defense Artillery Patriot Brigade Gunnery Program
FM 3-01.94 4/8/2005 Army Air And Missile Defense Command Operations
FM 3-04.111 12/7/2007 Aviation Brigades
FM 3-04.113 12/7/2007 Utility And Cargo Helicopter Operations
FM 3-04.120 2/16/2007 Air Traffic Services Operations
FM 3-04.126 2/16/2007 Attack Reconnaissance Helicopter Operations
FM 3-04.155 7/29/2009 Army Unmanned Aircraft System Operations
FM 3-04.203 5/7/2007 Fundamentals Of Flight
FM 3-04.240 4/30/2007 Instrument Flight For Army Aviators
FM 3-04.300 12/10/2010 Airfield And Flight Operations Procedures
FM 3-04.513 7/21/2008 Aircraft Recovery Operations
FM 3-05 1/9/2014 Army Special Operations
FM 3-05.131 11/16/2009 Army Special Operations Forces Noncombatant Evacuation Operations 5
FM 3-05.160 10/15/2009 Army Special Operations Forces Communication Systems
FM 3-05.2 9/1/2011 Foreign Internal Defense
FM 3-05.210 4/14/2010 Special Forces Air Operations
FM 3-05.212 9/30/2009 Special Forces Waterborne Operations
FM 3-05.213 6/16/2004 Special Forces Use Of Pack Animals 5
FM 3-05.231 6/13/2003 Special Forces Personnel Recovery 5
FM 3-05.301 8/30/2007 Psychological Operations Process Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures
FM 3-05.302 8/6/2009 Tactical Psychological Operations Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures
FM 3-05.70 5/17/2002 Survival 3
FM 3-06 10/26/2006 Urban Operations 3
FM 3-07 6/2/2014 Stability
FM 3-07.10 9/10/2009 Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Advising Foreign Forces
FM 3-07.31 10/26/2003 Peace Operations Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Conducting Peace Operations
FM 3-09 4/4/2014 Field Artillery Operations And Fire Support
FM 3-09.12 6/21/2002 Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Field Artillery Target Acquisition
FM 3-09.15 10/25/2007 Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Field Artillery Meteorology
FM 3-09.21 3/22/2001 Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For The Field Artillery Battalion
FM 3-09.70 8/1/2000 Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For M109A6 Howitzer (Paladin) Operations
FM 3-11 7/1/2011 Multi-Service Doctrine For Chemical, Biological, Radiological, And Nuclear Operations 5
FM 3-11.11 8/19/1996 Flame, Riot Control Agent, And Herbicide Operations
FM 3-11.21 4/1/2008 Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Chemical, Biological, Radiological, And Nuclear Consequence Management Operations
FM 3-11.3 4/30/2009 Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Chemical, Biological, Radiological, And Nuclear Contamination Avoidance 5
FM 3-11.4 12/31/2009 Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Nuclear, Biological, And Chemical (NBC) Protection 5
FM 3-11.5 4/4/2006 Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Chemical, Biological, Radiological, And Nuclear Decontamination 5
FM 3-11.9 1/10/2005 Potential Military Chemical/Biological Agents And Compounds
FM 3-13 1/25/2013 Inform And Influence Activities
FM 3-14 3/13/2012 Space In Support Of Army Operations
FM 3-14.5 11/28/2008 Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) Operations
FM 3-16 4/8/2014 The Army In Multinational Operations
FM 3-17.2 5/15/2007 Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Airfield Opening
FM 3-18 5/28/2014 Special Forces Operations
FM 3-19.4 2/8/2002 Military Police Leaders’ Handbook
FM 3-20.21 5/31/2010 Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT) Gunnery
FM 3-20.96 3/12/2010 Reconnaissance And Cavalry Squadron
FM 3-20.971 8/4/2009 Reconnaissance And Cavalry Troop
FM 3-21.10 7/27/2006 The Infantry Rifle Company
FM 3-21.11 1/23/2003 The SBCT Infantry Rifle Company
FM 3-21.12 7/1/2008 The Infantry Weapons Company
FM 3-21.20 12/13/2006 The Infantry Battalion
FM 3-21.21 4/8/2003 The Stryker Brigade Combat Team Infantry Battalion
FM 3-21.38 4/25/2006 Pathfinder Operations
FM 3-21.8 3/28/2007 The Infantry Rifle Platoon And Squad
FM 3-21.91 11/26/2002 Tactical Employment Of Antiarmor Platoons And Companies
FM 3-22 6/21/2013 Army Support To Security Cooperation
FM 3-22.27 9/14/2006 Mk 19, 40-Mm Grenade Machine Gun
FM 3-22.3 3/9/2006 Stryker Gunnery
FM 3-22.32 7/8/2005 Improved Target Acquisition System, M41
FM 3-22.34 11/28/2003 Tow Weapon System
FM 3-22.40 10/24/2007 Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For The Tactical Employment Of Nonlethal Weapons
FM 3-22.65 4/11/2007 Browning Machine Gun, Caliber .50 HB, M2
FM 3-22.68 7/21/2006 Crew Served Weapons
FM 3-22.9 2/10/2011 Rifle Marksmanship, M16-/M4-Series Weapons 4
FM 3-22.90 12/7/2007 Mortars
FM 3-22.91 7/17/2008 Mortar Fire Direction Center Procedures
FM 3-23.35 8/12/2008 Combat Training With Pistols, M9 And M11 4
FM 3-24 5/13/2014 Insurgencies And Countering Insurgencies
FM 3-24.2 4/21/2009 Tactics In Counterinsurgency
FM 3-27 3/31/2014 Army Global Ballistic Missile Defense Operations
FM 3-34 4/2/2014 Engineer Operations 5
FM 3-34.170 3/25/2008 Engineer Reconnaissance 5
FM 3-34.210 3/27/2007 Explosive Hazards Operations
FM 3-34.214 7/11/2007 Explosives And Demolitions
FM 3-34.22 2/11/2009 Engineer Operations – Brigade Combat Team And Below
FM 3-34.400 12/9/2008 General Engineering
FM 3-34.5 2/16/2010 Environmental Considerations
FM 3-35 4/21/2010 Army Deployment And Redeployment
FM 3-35.1 7/1/2008 Army Pre-Positioned Operations
FM 3-36 11/9/2012 Electronic Warfare
FM 3-38 2/12/2014 Cyber Electromagnetic Activities
FM 3-39 8/26/2013 Military Police Operations
FM 3-50.1 11/21/2011 Army Personnel Recovery
FM 3-52 2/8/2013 Airspace Control
FM 3-52.1 5/22/2009 Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Airspace Control
FM 3-52.2 4/10/2007 Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques And Procedures For The Theater Air Ground System
FM 3-53 1/4/2013 Military Information Support Operations
FM 3-55 5/3/2013 Information Collection
FM 3-55.1 6/14/2010 Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (BFSB)
FM 3-55.93 6/23/2009 Long-Range Surveillance Unit Operations 5
FM 3-57 10/31/2011 Civil Affairs Operations
FM 3-60 11/26/2010 The Targeting Process
FM 3-61 4/1/2014 Public Affairs Operations
FM 3-63 4/28/2014 Detainee Operations
FM 3-75 5/23/2012 Ranger Operations 5
FM 3-76 10/28/2011 Special Operations Aviation
FM 3-81 4/21/2014 Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
FM 3-90.1 12/9/2002 Tank And Mechanized Infantry Company Team
FM 3-90.119 9/21/2007 Combined Arms Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Operations
FM 3-90.5 4/7/2008 The Combined Arms Battalion
FM 3-90.6 9/14/2010 Brigade Combat Team
FM 3-90.61 12/22/2006 The Brigade Special Troops Battalion
FM 3-90-1 3/22/2013 Offense And Defense, Volume 1
FM 3-90-2 3/22/2013 Reconnaissance, Security, And Tactical Enabling Tasks, Volume 2
FM 3-94 4/21/2014 Theater Army, Corps, And Division Operations
FM 3-97.6 11/28/2000 Mountain Operations 5

FM 4 to FM 10

Publication Num. Issue Date Publication Title Prepping Application
FM 4-01 4/3/2014 Army Transportation Operations
FM 4-01.502 5/1/2008 Army Watercraft Safety
FM 4-02 8/26/2013 Army Health System
FM 4-02.1 12/8/2009 Army Medical Logistics
FM 4-02.17 8/28/2000 Preventive Medicine Services 5
FM 4-02.18 12/30/2004 Veterinary Service Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures 5
FM 4-02.19 7/31/2009 Dental Service Support Operations 5
FM 4-02.2 5/8/2007 Medical Evacuation 4
FM 4-02.285 9/18/2007 Multiservice Tactics, Techniques And Procedures For Treatment Of Chemical Agent Casualties And Conventional Military Chemical Injuries 5
FM 4-02.43 11/27/2006 Force Health Protection Support For Army Special Operations Forces
FM 4-02.51 7/6/2006 Combat And Operational Stress Control 5
FM 4-02.7 7/15/2009 Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Health Service Support In A Chemical, Biological, Radiological, And Nuclear Environment 5
FM 4-20.07 8/29/2008 Quartermaster Force Provider Company
FM 4-20.102 6/8/2006 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Airdrop Platforms
FM 4-20.103 9/2/2005 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Containers
FM 4-20.107 10/7/2004 Airdrop Derigging And Recovery Procedures
FM 4-20.108 9/10/2007 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Military Utility Vehicles
FM 4-20.113 3/27/2009 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Trailers
FM 4-20.116 5/10/2006 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Reference Data For Airdrop Platform Loads
FM 4-20.117 10/1/2001 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles
FM 4-20.137 6/10/2003 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Forward Area Refueling Equipment (FARE) And Advanced Aviation Forward Area Refueling System (AAFARS)
FM 4-20.152 9/6/2007 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Dragon And Javelin Missiles
FM 4-20.153 10/23/2006 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Ammunition
FM 4-20.158 5/11/2005 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Water Purification Units
FM 4-20.166 5/30/2006 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging 2- And 4-Litter Ambulance
FM 4-20.64 1/9/2007 Mortuary Affairs Operations 5
FM 4-25.11 12/23/2002 First Aid 1
FM 4-30 4/1/2014 Ordnance Operations
FM 4-30.1 12/16/2003 Munitions Distribution In The Theater Of Operations
FM 4-30.31 9/19/2006 Recovery And Battle Damage Assessment And Repair
FM 4-40 10/22/2013 Quartermaster Operations
FM 4-92 2/12/2010 Contracting Support Brigade
FM 4-95 4/1/2014 Logistics Operations
FM 5-102 3/14/1985 Countermobility
FM 5-415 2/9/1999 Fire-Fighting Operations
FM 5-430-00-1 8/26/1994 Planning And Design Of Roads, Airfields, And Heliports In The Theater Of Operations – Road Design
FM 5-430-00-2 9/29/1994 Planning And Design Of Roads, Airfields, And Heliports In The Theater Of Operations – Airfield And Heliport Design
FM 5-472 10/27/1999 Materials Testing
FM 6-0 5/5/2014 Commander And Staff Organization And Operations
FM 6-01.1 7/16/2012 Knowledge Management Operations
FM 6-02 1/22/2014 Signal Support To Operations
FM 6-02.40 3/10/2009 Visual Information Operations
FM 6-02.43 3/17/2009 Signal Soldier’s Guide
FM 6-02.53 8/5/2009 Tactical Radio Operations
FM 6-02.70 5/20/2010 Army Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations
FM 6-02.71 7/14/2009 Network Operations
FM 6-05 3/13/2014 CF-SOF Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Conventional Forces And Special Operations Forces Integration, Interoperability, And Interdependence
FM 6-2 9/23/1993 Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Field Artillery Survey
FM 6-20-20 12/27/1991 Tactics, Techniques And Procedures For Fire Support At Battalion Task Force And Below
FM 6-20-30 10/18/1989 Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Fire Support For Corps And Division Operations
FM 6-20-40 1/5/1990 Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Fire Support For Brigade Operations (Heavy)
FM 6-20-50 1/5/1990 Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Fire Support For Brigade Operations (Light)
FM 6-22 10/12/2006 Army Leadership: Competent, Confident, And Agile
FM 6-22.5 3/18/2009 Combat And Operational Stress Control Manual For Leaders And Soldiers
FM 6-300 7/23/1992 Army Ephemeris 1993-1997
FM 6-40 4/23/1996 Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Field Artillery Manual Cannon Gunnery
FM 6-50 12/23/1996 Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For The Field Artillery Cannon Battery
FM 6-99 8/19/2013 U.S. Army Report And Message Formats
FM 7-100.1 12/27/2004 Opposing Force Operations
FM 7-100.4 5/3/2007 Opposing Force Organization Guide
FM 7-15 2/27/2009 The Army Universal Task List 5
FM 7-21.13 9/20/2011 The Soldier’s Guide
FM 7-22 10/26/2012 Army Physical Readiness Training 4
FM 7-22.7 12/23/2002 The Army Noncommissioned Officer Guide
FM 8-250 1/27/1986 Preventive Medicine Specialist 5
FM 8-55 9/9/1994 Planning For Health Service Support 5
FM 10-115 2/15/1989 Quartermaster Water Units 5
FM 10-27 4/20/1993 General Supply In Theaters Of Operations
FM 10-500-23 8/31/1999 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Communication Control Vehicles
FM 10-500-29 4/14/2000 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Heavy Antitank Assault Weapon System (Tow)
FM 10-500-45 10/3/1995 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Mortars
FM 10-52 7/11/1990 Water Supply In Theaters Of Operations 5
FM 10-52-1 6/18/1991 Water Supply Point Equipment And Operations 5
FM 10-522 6/3/1985 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Potable Water
FM 10-526 5/2/1985 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging 5-Ton Trucks
FM 10-528 11/25/1977 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Road Rollers
FM 10-541 3/5/1984 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Military Bridges
FM 10-548 5/3/1984 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Airborne Crane-Shovel And Attachments
FM 10-550 10/3/2002 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Stinger Weapons Systems And Missiles
FM 10-564 4/16/1979 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging Fuel Drums
FM 10-573 9/27/1988 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging 130G Motor Grader
FM 10-574 5/2/1985 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging 950G Scoop-Loader
FM 10-576 8/21/1991 Airdrop Of Supplies And Equipment: Rigging The 613S Scrapers
FM 10-602 9/12/1996 Headquarters And Headquarters Units, Petroleum And Water Distribution Organization
FM 10-67 2/18/1983 Petroleum Supply In Theaters Of Operations
FM 10-67-1 4/2/1998 Concepts And Equipment Of Petroleum Operations

FM 11 to FM 100

Publication Num. Issue Date Publication Title Prepping Application
FM 11-55 6/22/1999 Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) Operations
FM 21-10 6/21/2000 Field Hygiene And Sanitation 3
FM 21-18 6/1/1990 Foot Marches
FM 21-60 9/30/1987 Visual Signals
FM 22-6 9/17/1971 Guard Duty 5
FM 27-10 7/18/1956 The Law Of Land Warfare
FM 38-700 12/1/1999 Packaging Of Material: Preservation
FM 38-701 12/1/1999 Packaging Of Material: Packing
FM 42-414 7/3/1998 Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures For Quartermaster Field Service Company, Direct Support
FM 44-18 9/30/1981 Air Defense Employment: Stinger
FM 44-18-1 12/31/1984 Stinger Team Operations
FM 71-100 8/28/1996 Division Operations
FM 90-26 12/18/1990 Airborne Operations
FM 90-3 8/24/1993 Desert Operations 5
FM 90-5 8/16/1982 Jungle Operations 5
FM 90-7 9/29/1994 Combined Arms Obstacle Integration
FM 100-13-1 3/20/1998 Tactics, Techniques And Procedures For The Battlefield Coordination Detachment (BCD)
FM 100-30 10/29/1996 Nuclear Operations 5

FMI 1 – FMI 6

Publication Num. Issue Date Publication Title Prepping Application
FMI 2-01.301 3/31/2009 Specific Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures And Applications For Intelligence Preparation Of The Battlefield
FMI 3-90.10 1/24/2008 Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, And High Yield Explosives Operational Headquarters 5
FMI 6-02.45 7/5/2007 Signal Support To Theater Operations
FMI 6-02.60 9/5/2006 Tactics, Techniques, And Procedures (TTPS) For The Joint Network Node-Network (JNN-N)

Leave a Reply