Enabling Learning Objectives

(1) Without the aid of references, list in writing the requirements for maintenance of health, in accordance with the reference. (WSVX.02.14a) (2) Without the aid of references, list the in writing the environmental injuries, in accordance with the reference. (WSVX.02.14b) (3) Without the aid of references, define in writing the definition of hypothermia, in accordance with the reference. (WSVX.02.14c) (4) Without the aid of references, list in writing the general considerations for medevac...

General Considerations To Take Game Wsvx0208a

Locking Snare

Knowing a few general hints and tips will make the trapping of animals easier and considerably more effective. The eight general considerations to take game are 1 Know your game. Knowing the habits of the animal you want to trap or snare will help increase your chances. Such things as when and where they move, feed, and water will help you determine where the set can be most effectively placed. 2 Keep things simple. You don't have time in a survival situation to...

Snow Coffin

Snow Coffin Shelter

This table can be used as a general guideline to determine which shelter to construct. 5. FIRES. Fires fall into two main categories those built for cooking and those built for warmth and signaling. The basic steps are the same for both preparing the fire lay, gathering fuel, building the fire, and properly extinguishing the fire. a. Preparing the fire lay. There are two types of fire lays fire pit and Dakota hole. Fire pits are probably the most common. 1 Without a platform in the snow, the...

Five Ways The Body Loses Heat

Radiation is direct heat loss from the body to its surroundings. If the surroundings are colder than the body, the net result is heat loss. A nude man loses about 60 of his total body heat by radiation. Specifically, heat is lost in the form of infrared radiation. Infrared targeting devices work by detecting radiant heat loss. B. Conduction is the direct transfer of heat from one object in contact with a colder object. 1 Most commonly conduction occurs when an individual sits or rests...

Preparing Game Wsvx0209a

Willow Survival

Once the animal is dead, dressing should occur immediately. This allows the chest cavity to cool, thus slowing the decay and bacteria rate. Use of chest cavity propping sticks will aid in this process. a Using a well-sharpened pocket knife, cut around anus. Be careful not to puncture intestines or kidneys. b Cut the hide from the anus towards the chest cavity. This is performed by first placing two fingers under the skin. Next, place the blade of the pocket knife in between your...

Leadership Challenges Peculiar To Mountain Operations

Although most leadership challenges in a temperate environment are the same in cold weather, some problems will arise which must be quickly corrected. a. Cocoon-like Existence. Many men, when bundled up in successive layers of clothing and with their head covered by a hood, tend to withdraw within themselves and to assume a cocoon-like existence. When so clothed, the individual's hearing and field of vision are greatly restricted and he tends to become oblivious to his surroundings. His mental...

Evasion Plan Of Action Format

Individuals completing EPAs should not une the statement PER SAR SPINS Special Instructions as a substitute for this document. Such a statement fails to provide recovery forces with the information required and provides no concrete data with which to plan a recovery operation. 2. EPAs should contain the following minimum information. Inclusion of this prescribed information into one document enhances operational effectiveness and precludes the possibility that critical information might not...