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The following steps will outline the necessary precautions and procedures to evade hostile enemy forces in unfamiliar territories during times of conflict. Many of the steps outlined in this primer are SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) taught to military personnel, militia units, and special operators.
One of the fundamentals taught throughout the military is the certainty of failure and the unexpected consequences for miscellaneous variables. When disaster strikes and not everything went according to plan, evasion may be your only option. You will need to immediately vacate the area covering great distances in a relatively short amount of time. Before vacating plan your route of evasion, instead of running away in a random direction. Approximations made in the heat of the moment, as long as they are within reasonable proximity to your goal, will have to suffice. After you have put a safe amount of distance between you and your enemy, rest and regain situational awareness while applying your awareness to your escape plan. You will need to pinpoint your location using a compass, the sun, landmarks, G.P.S., or your map.
To better your chances for your survival we have highlighted crucial skills you will need to escape enemy combatants, including skills taught in Special Forces, Navy Seals, the Marine Corps and etc.Evasion and Survival – Location Assessment
If your compass or G.P.S. have become inoperable or grossly inaccurate you will need to apply some basic tricks used for thousands of years to this day. One of the easiest to use is the sunrise, the sun rises from the east, which means north is to your left and south is to your right.Use your watch as a compass
The sun will always ‘appear’ to be south of the north temperate time zone and north of the south. Watches can be used to get a precise northern direction, thus compensating for the eastern and western movements the sun makes.
When you are in the southern hemisphere you can find south by locating what is known as the ‘Southern Cross’. The Southern Cross is a constellation with four bright stars, making it easily identifiable, when these stars are connected they form a cross. Using your mind’s eye draw an imaginary line from the bottom of the cross extending 4 1/2 times it’s length. Draw another line at the end of the length going straight down and you now have your southern reference point.Using Shadow to find Direction
Drive a straight stake or stick into the ground with at least 3 feet exposed to the suns rays. Make the tip of the shadow it casts, wait for approximately 15 minutes and make the tip of the shadow’s location again. Draw a line from your first marking to your second marking, this method will always point north. Note: In south temperate zones this direction will be south.Evasion and Survival – Evasion Key Points
Now that we have our general direction adequately plotted, we have to practice basic precautions as we navigate across hostile territory. Simply knowing these steps is not enough to guarantee survival, however it is absolutely necessary you comply with these simple guidelines to better your chances for survival.
The bullet points below describe the amount of water you should be drinking when traveling by foot. This chart does not accommodate for strenuous movement and excess aridity. Anxiety and physical stress always require more water. In addition, wind and sun condition are likely to cause variations.