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Unformatted text preview: uired in recovery in the cache report. A probe rod may not be essential for emplacement, but it is necessary to have some object roughly the same size as the cache container to fill the cavity left in the ground by removal of a buried cache. Some sort of container of wrapping material may be needed to conceal the recovered cache while it is being carried from the cache site to a safe house. Recovery of a submerged cache may require grappling lines and hooks, especially if it is heavy. SKETCH OF THE SITE D-117. If possible, the observer should provide the recovery person with sketches of the cache site and the route to the cache site. If the recovery person must rely exclusively on verbal instructions, as in the case when communications are limited to RT messages, he should draw a sketch of the site before starting on the recovery operation. He should use all the data in the verbal instructions to make the sketch as realistic as possible. Drawing a sketch will help to clarify any misunderstanding of the instructions. In addition, personnel can follow a sketch more easily than verbal instructions. It is also helpful for the recovery person to draw a sketch of the route from the immediate reference point to the site. The observer should not carry this sketch on his person, because if the enemy apprehends him, the sketch might direct the enemy to the cache. PRELIMINARY RECONNAISSANCE D-118. It is advisable that the observer check the cache location instructions, especially when the recovery team must perform under stringent enemy controls or with no extra time to search for the location. Careful analysis of the best available map can minimize reconnoitering activity near the cache, which reduces the danger of arousing suspicion. If the recovery team must operate at night, the team should first find the cache during daylight and place an unnoticeable marker directly over it as a visual reference. PROBE ROD D-119. The recovery person can avoid digging at the wrong spot by using a probe rod before starting to dig. He should push and turn the probe rod into the ground by hand, so that it will not puncture the cache’s container. The recovery person should never p...
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