S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L. The acronym

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As a former military man myself I know how much Uncle Sam loves his acronyms. Have you heard about the Navy's new program code named N.A.R.P.? It stands for the Navy Acronym Reduction Program... Kidding!

Anyway, last week I told you about Mykel Hawke's S.T.O.P. and today I have another acronym for you. This time it comes from the US Army's Survival Manual (FM 3-05.70), and it is S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L! It stands for:
  • S—SIZE UP THE SITUATION
  • U—USE ALL YOUR SENSES, UNDUE HASTE MAKES WASTE
  • R—REMEMBER WHERE YOU ARE
  • V—VANQUISH FEAR AND PANIC
  • I—IMPROVISE
  • V—VALUE LIVING
  • A—ACT LIKE THE NATIVES
  • L—LIVE BY YOUR WITS, BUT FOR NOW, LEARN BASIC SKILLS
Using the link above you can download and read the whole manual for free. The acronym S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L. can be found starting on page 1-1. I won't copy and paste it all here.

Something to think about...