Q4. True or False. Food derived from animals has
more food value per pound that food from plants.
Q5. List plants that you should not eat.
Q6. List some techniques that are useful to evade the
Q7. What does the armed forces Code of Conduct
direct you to do?
You will probably spend the majority of your naval
career aboard ship. Hopefully you will never fall or be
washed overboard or have to abandon ship.
The U.S. Navy operates in all parts of the world
from the tropics to polar regions. Each region has its
own special survival problems. You may encounter the
extreme cold of the polar regions or the heat and
humidity of a tropical jungle. Your survival in these
places will depend on your ability to take care of
yourself. Knowing how to combat hypothermia or heat
exhaustion will greatly increase your chances for
Although it could happen, hopefully you will never
find yourself stranded in enemy-held territory. To be
captured by an enemy force is one of the worst
situations you could face. Being properly prepared to
make an escape and return to your unit is not only your
duty, but it is what every POW thinks about. Knowing
how to make that escape work is even more difficult.
Knowing what the local environment has to offer in
food and water supplies will help you survive during
your escape. Maintaining the proper state of mind will
greatly increase your chances of making a successful
REVIEW 1 ANSWERS
A1. When aboard ship, you should know escape
routes so you wont be trapped or cut off in
case of an emergency or if you must abandon
A2. False. You should never dive into the water to
abandon ship. Use a ladder, cargo net, line, or fire
A3. The swimming classification that gives you the
best chance for survival if you have to abandon
ship is the First Class Swimmer.
A4. If you have to jump from a ship into burning
water, you should take a deep breath, cover
your nose and mouth with one hand and your
eyes with the other, and swim under water as
far as possible.
A5. You can use trousers/slacks, sea bag, and
pieces of wood to stay afloat.
A6. The two types of life preservers used by the Navy
a. Inherently buoyant type
b. Inflatable type
A7. When you have custody of your life preserver,
you should inspect it once each month.
A8. The contents of survival kits carried by inflatable
a. Food rations
b. Sea marker dye
e. Signal mirror
g. First-aid kit
h. Distress signal kit