(From Survival Manual; John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Ft. Bragg, NC)
1-1. The following paragraphs expand on the meaning of each letter of the word survival. Study and
remember what each letter signifies because some day you may have to make the word work for you.
S—Size Up the Situation
1-2. If you are in a combat situation, find a place where you can conceal yourself from the enemy.
Remember, security takes priority. Use your senses of hearing, smell, and sight to get a feel for the
battlespace. Determine if the enemy is attacking, defending, or withdrawing. You will have to consider
what is developing on the battlespace when you make your survival plan.