This reference material provides information and describes basic techniques to enable you to survive and return alive should you find yourself in such a situation. If you are a trainer, use the information in this manual as a base on which to build survival training. You know the areas to which your unit is likely to be deployed, the means by which it will travel, and the territory through which or over which it will travel. Read what this manual says about survival in those particular areas. Find out all you can about those areas. Read other books on survival. Develop a survival training program that will enable the people in your unit to meet any survival situation they may face. It can make the difference between life and death.