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1

WHAT ARE THE THREE METHODS OF PURIFYING WATER FOR DRINKING?

1) IODINE TABLETS.

2) CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE.

3) BOILING.

2

HOW MANY IODINE TABLETS SHOULD BE USED FOR A CANTEEN OF CLEAN WATER?

ONE TABLET.

3

HOW MANY IODINE TABLETS SHOULD BE USED FOR A CANTEEN OF CLOUDY OR VERY COLD WATER?

TWO TABLETS.

4

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR PURIFYING WATER WITH IODINE TABLETS?

1) FILL THE CANTEEN WITH THE CLEANEST WATER AVAILABLE.

2) PUT ONE TABLET FOR CLEAN WATER AND TWO TABLETS FOR CLOUDY OR VERY COLD WATER.

3) REPLACE THE CANTEEN CAP AND WAIT FIVE MINUTES.

4) SHAKE THE CANTEEN, LOOSEN THE CAP AND ALLOW THE WATER TO LEAK AROUND THE THREADS.

5) TIGHTEN THE CAP AND WAIT AN ADDITIONAL 25 MINUTES BEFORE DRINKING.

5

WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF BOILING WATER FOR DRINKING?

1) FUEL IS NEEDED.

2) IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO BOIL THE WATER AND THEN COOL IT.

3) THERE IS NO RESIDUAL PROTECTION AGAINST RECONTAMINATION.

6

HOW LONG DOES WATER HAVE TO BE BOILED BEFORE IT IS DRINKABLE?

HELD AT A ROLLING BOIL FOR AT LEAST 15 SECONDS BEFORE DRINKING.

7

WHAT ARE THE TWO METHODS OF WASTE DISPOSAL IN THE FIELD?

1) CAT HOLE.

2) STADDLE TRENCH.

8

HOW DEEP SHOULD A "CAT HOLE" BE DUG?

AT LEAST ONE FOOT DEEP.

9

WHEN SHOULD A STRADDLE TRENCH BE CONSTRUCTED IN A BIVOUAC AREA?

IN A TEMPORARY BIVOUAC OF 1 TO 3 DAYS.

10

WHAT SHOULD THE DIMENSIONS OF A STRADDLE TRENCH BE?

1 FOOT WIDE, 2 1/2 FEET DEEP, AND 4 FEET LONG.

11

WHAT IS THE MARINE CORPS REGULATION ON HAIRCUTS?

HAIR WILL BE EVENLY GRADUATED FROM ZERO LENGTH AT THE HAIRLINE IN THE LOWER PORTION OF THE HEAD TO

THE UPPER PORTION OF THE HEAD; AND WILL NOT BE OVER 3 INCHES IN LENGHT.

12

HOW FAR DOWN MAY SIDEBURNS EXTEND?

NOT BELOW THE TOP OF THE ORIFICE OF THE EAR.

13

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM LENGTH OF HAIR ALLOWED IN SIDEBURNS?

NO MORE THAN 1/8 OF AN INCH.

14

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM LENGTH OF A MUSTACHE HAIR ALLOWED TO BE?

THE INDIVIDUAL LENGTH OF A MUSTACHE HAIR FULLY EXTENDED MUST NOT EXCEED 1/2 INCH.