Sometime around 1757, during the French and Indian War in the North America, Major Robert Rogers wrote a set of guidelines for his Rangers to follow when out scouting enemy territory. These “Rules of Ranging,” as they came to be known, were a set of common-sense combat tactics that he learned through personal experience. They served to keep him and his men alive during the war.

His rules are still alive and well today, and in use by our present-day American warriors who operate in small groups behind enemy lines, gathering information in much the same way as was done in the 18th century. The author, Gerry Barker, is one of those warriors, and has written this excellent book outlining the methods and tactics used by scouts and spies when in enemy territory.