SURVIVAL, EVASION, AND RECOVERY

MULTISERVICE PROCEDURES FOR SURVIVAL, EVASION, AND RECOVERY

QUICK REFERENCE CHECKLIST

Decide to Survive!

S Size up the situation, surroundings, physical condition, equipment.
U Use all your senses
R Remember where you are.
V  Vanquish fear and panic.
I Improvise and improve.
V Value living.
A  Act like the natives.
L Live by your wits.

 

1. Immediate Actions

  1. Assess immediate situation. THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!

  2. Take action to protect yourself from nuclear, biological, or chemical hazards (Chapter IX).

  3. Seek a concealed site.

  4. Assess medical condition; treat as necessary (Chapter V).

  5. Sanitize uniform of potentially compromising information.

  6. Sanitize area; hide equipment you are leaving.

  7. Apply personal camouflage.

  8. Move away from concealed site, zigzag pattern recommended.

  9. Use terrain to advantage, communication, and concealment.

  10. Find a hole-up site.

2. Hole-Up-Site (Chapter I)

  1. Reassess situation; treat injuries, then inventory equipment.

  2. Review plan of action; establish priorities (Chapter VI).

  3. Determine current location.

  4. Improve camouflage.

  5. Focus thoughts on task(s) at hand.

  6. Execute plan of action. Stay flexible!

3. Concealment (Chapter I)

  1. Select a place of concealment providing

    1. Adequate concealment, ground and air.

    2. Safe distance from enemy positions and lines of

    3. communications (LOC).

    4. Listening and observation points.

    5. Multiple avenues of escape.

    6. Protection from the environment.

    7. Possible communications/signaling opportunities.

  2. Stay alert, maintain security.

  3. Drink water.

4. Movement (Chapters I and II)

  1. Travel slowly and deliberately.

  2. DO NOT leave evidence of travel; use noise and light

  3. discipline.

  4. Stay away from LOC.

  5. d. Stop, look, listen, and smell; take appropriate action(s).

  6. Move from one concealed area to another.

  7. Use evasion movement techniques (Chapter I).

5. Communications and Signaling (Chapter III)

  1. Communicate as directed in applicable plans/orders, particularly when considering transmitting in the blind.

  2. Be prepared to use communications and signaling devices on short notice.

  3. Use of communications and signaling devices may compromise position.

6. Recovery (Chapter IV)

  1. Select site(s) IAW criteria in theater recovery plans.

  2. Ensure site is free of hazards; secure personal gear.

  3. Select best area for communications and signaling devices.

  4. Observe site for proximity to enemy activity and LOC.

  5. Follow recovery force instructions.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER I EVASION

1. Planning

2. Camouflage

3. Shelters

4. Movement

 

CHAPTER II NAVIGATION

1. Stay or Move Considerations

2. Navigation and Position Determination

3. Travel Considerations

4. River Travel

5. Ice and Snow Travel

6. Mountain Hazards

7. Summer Hazards

8. Dry Climates

9. Tropical Climates

10. Open Seas

 

CHAPTER III RADIO COMMUNICATIONS AND SIGNALING

1. Radio Communications (Voice and Data)

2. Signaling

 

CHAPTER IV RECOVERY

1. Responsibilities

2. Site Selection

3. Site Preparation

4. Recovery Procedures

 

CHAPTER V MEDICAL

1. Immediate First Aid Actions

2. Common Injuries and Illnesses

3. Plant Medicine

4. Health and Hygiene

6. Rules for Avoiding Illness

 

CHAPTER VI PERSONAL PROTECTION

1. Priorities

2. Care and Use of Clothing

3. Other Protective Equipment

4. Shelters

5. Fires

 

CHAPTER VII WATER

1. Water Requirements

2. Water Procurement

3. Water Preparation and Storage

 

CHAPTER VIII FOOD

1. Food Procurement

2. Food Preparation

3. Food Preservation

 

CHAPTER IX INDUCED CONDITIONS

1. Nuclear Conditions

2. Biological Conditions

3. Chemical Conditions

 

APPENDIX A THE WILL TO SURVIVE

APPENDIX B PUBLICATION INFORMATION

   

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FM 21-76-1 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia
MCRP 3-02H Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, Virginia
NWP 3-50.3 Navy Warfare Development Command, Newport, Rhode Island
AFTTP(I) 3-2.26 Headquarters Air Force Doctrine Center, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
29 JUNE 1999

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