Unformatted text preview: f the area, he cannot suddenly begin hunting, fishing, or wildlife
photography without arousing interest and perhaps suspicion. The observer must build up a reputation for
involvement in the sport or hobby. REFERENCE POINTS
D-18. When the observer finds a suitable cache site, he prepares simple and unmistakable instructions for
locating the reference points. These instructions must identify the general area (the names of general
recognizable places, from the country to the nearest village) and an immediate reference point. The
observer can use any durable landmark personnel can easily identify by its title or a simple description (for
example, the only Roman Catholic church in a certain village or the only bridge on a named road between
two villages). The observer must include a final reference point (FRP) in his instructions. The FRP must
meet four requirements. The FRP must be— Identifiable and include at least one feature that personnel can use as a precise reference point. An object that will remain fixed as long as personnel use the cache. Near enough to the cache to pinpoint the exact location of the cache by precise linear
measurements from the FRP to the cache. Related to the immediate reference point by a simple route description, which proceeds from the
immediate reference point to the FRP.
D-19. Since the observer should reduce the route description to the minimum essentials, the ideal solution
for locating the cache is to combine the immediate reference point and the FRP into one readily identifiable D-4 TC 18-01 30 November 2010 Special Forces Caching landmark that is also sufficiently secluded. The following objects, when available, are sometimes ideal
reference points: Small, unfrequented bridges and dams. Boundary markers. Kilometer markers and culverts along unfrequented roads. A geodetic survey marker. Battle monuments and wayside shrines.
D-20. When such reference points are not available at an otherwise suitable cache site, FRPs may be
natural or man-made objects, such as distinct rocks, post...
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