Single Survival Outline

POSITIVE LEADERSHIP AND THE RIGHT ATTITUDE. Leadership must be by example. At first, harsh and unfamiliar conditions tend to be frightening. Marines will find themselves up against many challenges they have never met before and the environment will constantly remind them that they can become a casualty if they make mistakes. Aggressive leadership, which consistently meets and overcomes the challenges of the environment, is essential to mission accomplishment. There will be two enemies to...

Preparing Game Msvxa

Once the animal is dead, dressing should occur immediately. This allows the chest cavity to cool, thus slowing the decay and bacteria rate. Use of chest cavity propping sticks will aid in this process. a) Using a well-sharpened pocket knife, cut around anus. Be careful not to puncture intestines or kidneys. b) Cut the hide from the anus towards the chest cavity. This is performed by first placing two fingers under the skin. Next, place the blade of the pocket knife in between your...

Digging Sticks

A noose stick is useful for strangling and controlling improperly snared animals that are still alive. (1) Find a pole as long as you can effectively handle. (2) Attach a noose of wire or stiff cord at the small end. (3) To catch an animal, slip the noose over the neck and pull it tight. c. Sling shot. A Y-shaped stick can easily be made into a sling shot. A sling shot is an extremely effective and accurate weapon. (1) Locate a hardwood, Y-shaped piece of stick. (2) From your...

Four Life Saving Steps

Bites and stings Reptiles and insects of all kinds can complicate your survival situation. One of the best methods to reducing this risk is to wear your clothing properly. Do not scratch the bite or sting as this can cause the area to become infected. 1 Bee and Wasp stings. If stung by a bee, immediately remove the stinger and venom sac by scraping it with a fingernail or knife blade. Wash the sting site thoroughly. a Relief for itching and discomfort caused by bites and stings Cold...

Items Contained Within Each Component Msvb

5 Potassium Permanganate, with a container of sugar or antifreeze. 6 Prepackaged Tinder. -Commercially Manufactured -Cotton Balls and Petroleum Jelly 1 Water Disinfecting Chemicals. -Iodine Tablets 2 Metal Container. Serves for boiling water -Canteen Cup -Survival Kit Container -Any Suitable can that contained no petroleum products. 3 Water Carrying Items. -Canteen -Plastic Bag -Plastic Metal Glass Container which contained no petroleum products. -Various sized hooks -Various sized sinkers...

Position of the Sun at Equinox and Solstice

Autumnal Equinox Diagram

1 Summer Winter Solstice 21 June 21 December Two times during the year when the sun has no apparent northward or southward motion. 2 Vernal Autumnal Equinox 20 March 23 September Two times during the year when the sun crosses the celestial equator and the length of day and night are approximately equal. c. Sun's Movement. MSVX.02.07b As reflected in the diagram above, the earth continuously moves in a cycle from solstice to equinox throughout each day, however, the sun appears to travels in a...

OUTLINE

The equipment listed below are items that may be on your body or inside an aircraft. Generally, these items are used as signaling devices while on the move. They must be accessible for use at a moment's notice. Additionally, in a summer mountainous environment, Marines may experience areas that are snow covered and must be familiar with the effects that snow will have on specific signaling devices. a. Pyrotechnics. Pyrotechnics include star clusters and smoke grenades....

Enabling Learning Objectives

1 Without the aid of reference, execute a recovery, in accordance with the references. MSVX.02.06a 2 Without the aid of references, describe in writing the audio international distress Signal, in accordance with the references. MSVX.02.18a 3 Without the aid of references, describe in writing the visual international distress signal, in accordance with the references. MSVX.02.18b 4 Without the aid of references, construct an improvised signaling device, in accordance with the references....

Gill

MSVX.02.13d Fish may contain many parasites, which if prepared improperly can infect the human body. 1 With a pocket knife, scrape the scales off the fish, going back and forth from tail to head. 2 With your knife, cut the fish open starting at the anus and work towards the gills. 3 With your finger or thumb, push all the guts out and wash thoroughly. Look throughout the intestines to find out what the fish has been eating. It may aid you in procuring more...

Specific Parts

Other than the actual meat on game there are other parts of it that can be eaten. They are the MSVX.02.09e 1. Paul Auerbach, Wilderness Medicine, 3rd Edition, 1995. 2. Larry Dean Olson, Outdoor Survival Guide, 5th Edition, 1990. 3. B-GA-217-001 PT-001, Down but not Out, Canadian Survival Guide. 4. Wilderness Way, Volume 2, Issue 1. 5. John Wiseman, SAS Survival Guide, 1993. 6. Chris Janowski, A Manual that could save your life, 1989. 7. William R. Davidson, Field Manual of Wildlife Diseases...

L Requirements For Survival

This positive mental mind-set is important in many ways. We usually call it the will to survive although you might call it attitude as well. This basically means that, if you do not have the right attitude, you may not survive. b. A guideline that can assist you is the acronym SURVIVAL. MSVX.02.01a 2. Maintain your wits and use your senses to determine what is happening in your immediate area of influence before making a survival plan. 1. Determine the rhythm or pattern of the area. 2. Note...

Leadership Challenges Peculiar To Mountain Operations

Although most leadership challenges in a temperate environment are the same in cold weather, some problems will arise which must be quickly corrected. a. Cocoon-like Existence. Many men, when bundled up in successive layers of clothing and with their head covered by a hood, tend to withdraw within themselves and to assume a cocoon-like existence. When so clothed, the individual's hearing and field of vision are greatly restricted and he tends to become oblivious to his surroundings. His mental...

Heat

As we know when two air masses of different moisture and temperature content collide, we have a front. Since the air masses will not mix, the warmer air is forced aloft, from there it is cooled and then reaches its saturation point. Frontal lifting is where we receive the majority of our precipitation. A combination of the different types of lifting is not uncommon. 7. CLOUDS. Anytime air is lifted or cooled beyond its saturation point 100 relative humidity , clouds are...

Five Ways The Body Loses Heat

Radiation is direct heat loss from the body to its surroundings. If the surroundings are colder than the body, the net result is heat loss. A nude man loses about 60 of his total body heat by radiation. Specifically, heat is lost in the form of infrared radiation. Infrared targeting devices work by detecting radiant heat loss. B. Conduction is the direct transfer of heat from one object in contact with a colder object. 1 Most commonly conduction occurs when an individual sits or rests...

Pyramid Fire

Starting a fire is done by a source of ignition and falls into two categories modern igniters and primitive methods. 1 Modern Methods. Modern igniters use modern devices we normally think of to start a fire. Reliance upon these methods may result in failure during a survival situation. These items may fail when required to serve their purpose. a Matches and Lighters. Ensure you waterproof these items. b Convex Lens. Binocular, camera, telescopic sights, or magnifying lens are...

Preserving Meats Msvc

MSVX.02.09d Botulism is an often-fatal food poisoning caused by improperly preserved meats. Botulism grows in a controlled environment. The acronym TOM is useful in defeating botulism. If any one of the three elements is removed from the preserving process, botulism cannot live. 1 Temperature, botulism thrives between 40-140 degrees F. 2 O- Oxygen, botulism needs an airtight environment to live. 3 M- Moisture, botulism needs a moist environment to live. 1 Before freezing, cut the...

General Considerations To Take Game Msvxa

Survival Manual Trap Snare Deadfall

Knowing a few general hints and tips will make the trapping of animals easier and considerably more effective. Most of these considerations relate to the ambush mentality. Think about each consideration as if you are planning an ambush of an enemy unit. The eight general considerations to take game are 1 Know your game. Knowing the habits of the animal you want to trap or snare will help increase your chances. Such things as when and where they move, feed, and water...

Spring Pole

Survival Spring Pole Snare

The box trap requires limited cordage to construct. It is designed to hold live small rodents and birds. The box trap trigger is the Puite figure 4. d. Baited Treble Hook. Tie a large treble hook onto a tree limb high enough to cause the animal to jump but not so high it cannot reach it. Bait the treble hook. 7. PATH GUARDS MSVX.02.08g Path guards are designed to protect and provide security for your shelter area against the enemy and predatory animals. They are classified into...

Lean To Shelter

Double Lean

BASIC CHARACTERISTICS FOR SHELTER. MSVX.02.04a Any type of shelter, whether it is a permanent building, tentage, or an expedient shelter must meet six basic criteria to be safe and effective. The characteristics are a. Protection From the Elements. The shelter must provide protection from rain, snow, wind, sun, etc. b. Heat Retention. It must have some type of insulation to retain heat thus preventing the waste of fuel. c. Ventilation. Ventilation must be constructed, especially if burning...

Trenchfoot Immersion Foot

This is a cold - wet injury to the feet or hands from prolonged generally 7 - 10 hours exposure to water at temperatures above freezing. b Causes of Trench foot Immersion Foot. The major risk factors are wet, cold and immobility. c Signs and Symptoms of Trench foot Immersion Foot. The major symptom will be pain. Trench foot is an extremely painful injury. Trench foot and frostbite are often very difficult to tell apart just from looking at it. Often they may both be present at the...

Incidental Water Msvxa

During movement, you may have to ration water until you reach a reliable water source. Incidental water may sometimes provide opportunities to acquire water. Although not a reliable or replenished source, it may serve to stretch your water supply or keep you going in an emergency. The following are sources for incidental water 1 Dew. In areas with moderate to heavy dew, dew can be collected by tying rags or tuffs of fine grass around your ankles. While walking through dewy grass before...

Evasion Plan Of Action Format

Individuals completing EPAs should not use the statement PER SAR SPINS Special Instructions as a substitute for this document. Such a statement fails to provide recovery forces with the information required and provides no concrete data with which to plan a recovery operation. 2. EPAs should contain the following minimum information. Inclusion of this prescribed information into one document enhances operational effectiveness and precludes the possibility that critical information might not...

Above Ground Solar Still

Materials consist of a digging stick, clear plastic sheet, container, rock, and a drinking tube. a Select a site where you believe the soil will contain moisture such as a dry streambed or a low spot where rainwater has collected . The soil should be easy to dig, and will be exposed to sunlight. b Dig a bowl-shaped hole about 1 meter across and 24 inches deep. c Dig a sump in the center of the hole. The sump depth and perimeter will depend on the size of the...

Skunk Droppings

Skunk Feces Identification

Prior to discussing tracking, some basic terms must be understood by all. a. Trails and Runs. In any area, there will be many thoroughfares or trails and runs. Some may be seasonal, while others may be used by many different species. Runs are infrequently or intermittently used thoroughfares that connect trails to specific feeding, bedding, or watering areas. If trails are like highways connecting cities and towns, runs are like streets providing access to the gas...