Figure 5-23.--Typica1 military symbols.
following proper security precautions. Figure 5-23
shows many of these symbols.
Care of Maps
One of the first precautions in caring for maps is
folding the map properly. Figures 5-24 and 5-25 show
ways of folding maps to make them small enough to be
carried easily and still be available for use without
having to unfold them entirely.
Your maps may have to last a long time, so protect
them as best you can. Whenever possible, carry a map
in a waterproof packet, in a pocket, under an outer
garment, or other place where it is handy but still
In marking a map, use light lines that maybe erased
easily without smearing, smudging, or leaving marks
that may later tend to confuse someone. If you must trim
Figure 5-24.--Two methods of folding a map.
the margins of a map for any reason, be careful to copy
any marginal information that may be needed later, such