Q6. List the two types of life preservers used by the
Q7. When you have custody of your life preserver,
how often should you inspect it?
Q8. List the contents of survival kits carried by
Q9. What is the one essential requirement for
Q10. The food ration carried by lifeboats is based on
how many packets per person per day?
Q11. List some of the dangers you might face by
Learning Objectives: When you finish this chapter,
you will be able to
Recall the methods and procedures for survival
ashore to include individual survival, group
survival, and methods of evasion and escape.
Identify the responsibilities and authority of the
senior person in a survival situation.
Survival is largely a matter of mental outlook, and
the will to survive is the deciding factor. The
experiences of hundreds of service personnel isolated
during World War II and the Korean conflict and
Vietnam police action prove that survival is largely a
matter of mental outlook. These experiences also prove
that the will to survive is the deciding factor in survival.
Whether with a group or alone, you will experience
emotional problems resulting from fear, despair,
loneliness, and boredom. Your will to live will also be
taxed by injury and pain, fatigue, hunger, and thirst.
Being prepared mentally to overcome all obstacles and
accept the worst greatly increases your chances of
coming out alive.
The shock of being isolated behind the enemy lines,
in a desolate area, or in enemy hands can be reduced or
even avoided if you remember what each letter in the
key word S-U-R-V-I-V-A-L stands for.
S ize up the situation
U ndue haste makes waste
R emember where you are
V anquish fear and panic