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Unformatted text preview: rk unless the site is exceptionally secluded. Identification and location of a buried cache is especially difficult. SUBMERSION D-12. Secure concealment submersion sites are difficult to find. In addition, the packager must use a container that meets such high standards for waterproofing and resistance to external pressure that the use of field expedients is seldom a workable option. To ensure that a submerged cache remains dry and in place, planners must determine not only the depth of the water but also the type of bottom, as well as the currents and other facts that are relatively difficult to obtain. SITE SELECTION D-13. The most careful estimates of future operational conditions cannot ensure the accessibility of a cache when personnel need it. The following paragraphs address site selection considerations. SELECTION CRITERIA D-14. Planners consider a site for a cache if it meets the certain qualifications. Cache site selection must allow personnel to— Locate the site by simple instructions that are unmistakably clear to someone who has never visited the location. A site may be ideal in every respect, but if it has no distinct, permanent landmarks within a readily measurable distance, planners must rule it out. Access and egress the site by at least two secure routes. Both primary and alternate routes should provide natural concealment so that the emplacement party and the recovery party can visit the site without casual observation. 30 November 2010 TC 18-01 D-3 Appendix D Emplace and recover the cache at the site in all seasons. Snow and frozen ground create special problems. Snow on the ground is a hazard because it is impossible to erase a trail in the snow. Planners must consider whether seasonal changes in the foliage will leave the site and the route dangerously exposed. MAP SURVEY D-15. Finding a cache site is often difficult. Usually, a thorough systematic survey of the general area designated for the cache is required. The survey is best done with a large-scale map...
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