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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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