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Follow these guidelines for successful evasion:
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(1) Keep a positive attitude.
(2) Maintain security.
(3) Follow your evasion plan of action (EPA) or contingency plan.
(4) Maintain radio, light, and noise discipline.
(5) Be patient and flexible.
(6) Drink water.
(7) Conserve strength for critical periods.
(8) Rest and sleep as much as possible.
(9) Stay out of sight and maintain a low profile.
(10) Mask your scent using natural materials such as dirt or vegetation.
c. Do not choose an obvious location that looks like a good hiding place to others. Abandoned buildings and structures will certainly be searched by hostile forces.f. Observe prior to occupation utilizing a listening post/observation post (LP/OP) position. Be cautious upon approach (see figure 2).g. Use brush, ridges, ditches, and rocks to avoid evidence of travel.h. Locate your hide-site/hold-up area carefully. Use the acronym "BLISS" when seeking and constructing shelter.B BLEND (blend with the environment) L LOW SILHOUETTE (smaller than the surroundings) I IRREGULAR SHAPE (natural looking) S SMALL (just large enough for you and your gear) S SECLUDED LOCATION (one that is the least likely to be searched)a. Move only when:(1) Dictated by the threat or natural hazards. (2) You are certain of your location, destination, and ability to get there. (3) You are able to reach water, food, shelter, and/or help. (4) You are convinced rescue is not coming to your current location.b. When you decide to move:(1) Follow your EPA/contingency plan.(6) At irregular intervals conduct SLLS (i.e., stop, look, listen, smell): (a) STOP at a point of concealment. (b) LOOK, LISTEN, and SMELL for signs of human or animal activity. Note: Peripheral vision, also called "off center viewing" is best for recognizing movement at night/twilight.(1) DO NOT break branches, leaves, or grass. Use a walking stick to part vegetation and push it back to its original position.(2) DO NOT grab small trees or brush. (This may scuff the bark or create movement that is easily spotted. In snow country, this creates a path of snowless vegetation.)(3) Pick firm footing. Try not to:(a) Overturn ground cover, rocks, and sticks. (b) Scuff bark on logs and sticks. (c) Make noise by breaking sticks. Cloth wrapped feet muffles noise. (d) Mangle grass and bushes. (e) Walk on mud or soft ground.(4) Mask unavoidable tracks in soft footing:(a) Place tracks in the shadows of vegetation, downed logs, and snowdrifts. (b) Move before and during precipitation; this allows tracks to fill in. (c) Travel during inclement weather. (d) Take advantage of solid surfaces leaving less evidence of travel. (e) Use cloth or vegetation on feet. (f) Pat out tracks.(6) If pursued by dogs, concentrate on defeating the handler.(a) Rapidly increase time and distance. (b) If your location is known, attempt to travel downwind of dog/handler. (c) Travel through rough terrain or dense vegetation to slow handler.(a) Ditches.Enter deep ditches feet first to avoid injury.(b) Fences.DO NOT touch the fence. Look for electrical insulators. • Go around chain-link and wire fences. • Go under fences if they are unavoidable, crossing at damaged areas.(c) Roads.Cross roads after observation from concealment area to determine enemy activity. • Cross at points offering concealment, such as bushes, shadows, or bends in the road. Approach and cross at 90 degrees angles. • Cross sideways in a manner that leaves footprints parallel to the road. This is done by stepping sideways.(d) Railroad tracks.Use the same method of observation as for roads; then lower your body to the ground parallel to the tracks with your face down. • Cross tracks using a pushup motion moving sideways (figure 3).WARNING If there are three rails, one may be electrified. Look for indicators such as electrical warning signs, power sources, or wires.