UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
Mountain Warfare Training Center
Bridgeport, California 93517-5001
REQUIREMENTS FOR SURVIVAL
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVEIn a cold weather mountainous environment, apply the
requirements for survival, in accordance with the references.(WS VX.02.01)
ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVES
(1) Without the aid of references and given the acronym \u201cSURVIVAL\u201d, describe in writing the
acronym \u201cSURVIVAL\u201d, in accordance with the references.(WS VX.02.01a)
(2) Without the aid of references, list in writing the survival stressors, in accordance with the
(3) Without the aid of references, list in writing the priorities of work in a survival situation, in
accordance with the references.(WS VX.02.01c)
1. REQUIREMENTS FOR SURVIVAL
a. This mental \u201cmind-set\u201d is important in many ways. We usually call it the \u201cwill to survive\u201d
although you might call it \u201cattitude\u201d just as well. This basically means that, if you do not
have the right attitude, you may still not survive.
b. A guideline that can assist you is the acronym \u201c SURVIVAL\u201d. (WSVX.02.01a)
(a) Size up the situation.
1. Conceal yourself from the enemy.
2. Use your senses to hear, smell, and see to determine and consider what
is developing on the battlefield before you make your survival plan.
(b) Size up your surroundings.