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operational conditions permit. The marker must be an object that is easily recognizable but that is
meaningless to an unwitting observer. For example, the observer can use a small rock or place a branch
with its butt at the point of emplacement as a marker.
D-29. Since marking information is also essential to the recovery operation, personnel must compile it after
emplacement and include it in the final cache report. Therefore, the observer should be thoroughly familiar
with the cache report before he starts a personal reconnaissance. This report is a checklist for the observer
to record as much information as possible. The observer’s personal reconnaissance also provides an
excellent opportunity for a preliminary estimate of the time necessary to get to the site. ALTERNATE SITE
D-30. As a rule, planners should select an alternate site in case unforeseen difficulties prevent the use of the
chosen site. Unless the primary site is in a completely deserted area, there is always some danger that the
emplacement party will find it occupied as they approach or that locals will observe the party as they near
the site. Planners should ensure the alternate site is far enough from the initial site to not be visible, but
near enough so that the party can reach it without making a second trip. CONCEALMENT SITE
D-31. Ideal concealment sites will also attract enemies looking for cache sites and local civilians in
occupied territories seeking to hide their valuables. The only key to identifying the ideal concealment site
is careful observation of the area combined with great familiarity with local residents and their customs.
The following is a list of likely concealment sites: Walls (hidden behind loose bricks or stones or a plastered surface). Abandoned buildings. Infrequently used structures (stadiums and other recreational facilities, and spur line railroad
facilities). Memorial edifices (mausoleums, crypts, and monuments). Public buildings (museums, churches, and libraries). Ruins of historical interest. Culverts. Natural caves, caverns,...
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