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Combat and Survival Engineering: Improvised Construction Methods

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January 1 2017

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This video is a introductory tutorial on combat and survival engineering. The four engineering missions found in survival situations are discussed these include sustainment operations, force protection operations, demo & recovery operations, and transportation support operations. The engineering and construction methods to accomplish these missions are discussed with concentration on the use of improvised and salvaged materials. Methods of improvised construction discussed include, rubble construction, rubble filled walls, log construction, cord wood construction, rammed earth and earth block construction. The use and transportation of salvaged building materials and rubble are mentioned. The manufacture of lime and improvised cement are touched on. Examples of methods used by the Vietcong/NVA and WWII Japanese Army Engineers are mentioned and discussed.

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