US Marine Corps - MWTC Summer Survival Course Handbook

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SURVIVAL MANUAL SUMMER 2002
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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, CA. 93517-5001 SUMMER SURVIVAL COURSE HANDBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAP. CONTENTS 1. REQUIREMENTS FOR SURVIVAL 2. SURVIVAL KIT 3. WATER PROCUREMENT 4. EXPEDIENT SHELTERS & FIRES 5. CORE VALUES & MOUNTAIN LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES 6. SIGNALING & RECOVERY 7. SURVIVAL NAVIGATION 8. SURVIVAL TRAPS & SNARES 9. SURVIVAL USES OF GAME 10. EXPEDIENT TOOLS, WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT 11. FORAGING FOR PLANTS & INSECTS FOR SURVIVAL USES 12. SURVIVAL FISHING 13. TRACKING 14. SURVIVAL MEDICINE 15. MOUNTAIN WEATHER 16. INTRO TO EVASION APPENDIXES A EVASION PLAN OF ACTION (EPA) B PME VIDEO “THE EDGE” C SURVIVAL QUICK REFERENCE CHECK LIST D ANIMAL HABITS E TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS F GRADING STANDARDS
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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, California 93517-5001 MSVX.02.01 02/06/05 STUDENT HANDOUT REQUIREMENTS FOR SURVIVAL TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE In a survival situation, and given a survival kit, apply the requirements for survival, in accordance with the references. (MSVX.02.01) ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVES (1) Without the aid of references and given the acronym “SURVIVAL”, describe in writing the acronym “SURVIVAL”, in accordance with the references. (MSVX.02.01a) (2) Without the aid of references, list in writing the survival stressors, in accordance with the references. (MSVX.02.01b) (3) Without the aid of references, list in writing the priorities of work in a survival situation, in accordance with the references. (MSVX.02.01c) (4) Without the aid of references, conduct the priorities of work in a survival situation, in accordance with the references. (MSVX.02.01d) OUTLINE 1. REQUIREMENTS FOR SURVIVAL a. 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) (1) S ize up. (a) Size up the situation. 1. Conceal yourself from the enemy. 01-1 MSVX.02.01
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2. Maintain your wits and use your senses to determine what is happening in your immediate area of influence before making a survival plan. (b) Size up your surroundings. 1. Determine the rhythm or pattern of the area. 2. Note animal and bird noises and their movement. 3. Note enemy traffic and civilian movement. (c) Size up your physical condition. 1. Check your wounds and give yourself first aid. 2. Take care to prevent further bodily harm. 3. Evaluate your condition and the condition of your unit prior to developing a plan. (d) Size up your equipment. 1. Consider how available equipment may affect survival senses; tailor accordingly. (2) U ndue haste makes waste. (a) Plan your moves so that you can move out quickly without endangering yourself if the enemy is near.
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