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Daisy | SPARTAN-023 ([personal profile] daisy023) wrote2012-02-19 09:43 pm

REPORT 023 :: DESERT // VOICE | WRITTEN | ACTION

This is Daisy SPARTAN-023. All units picked for the Desert Op, sound off with your roles. ... I was picked as Field Guide.

[A leadership position. It's been so long.]

Those of you that have knowledge on desertic environments or general survival methodology, now's a good time to share it. Some of you must have more knowledge on this sort of environment than the average fighter, so while this guide may be moot in some way, use this as a way to reinforce old knowledge, and have an idea on what to do when we're out there.

Desert theaters... Are something I'm familiar with. [She has seen too many worlds burned to dust, ash, and glass.] It's a difficult environment, but not impossible.


- As always, equipment from last drafts counts: Compass, flashlight, first-aid kit, water purification kit, canteem, radios, sunscreen, hats, goggles, and a watch. More importantly now, keep the water purifier and the canteem with yourselves. The elements of the desert will make the body require more water than usual. Even the supplies we'll get will need to be taken care of.

- Pace yourselves out there. Strenous work will heat our bodies faster, so carry what's needed. Survival gear counts a lot more now, and with the recurrent shifts and sands of the desert, carry what you know will be reliable out there when both happen.

- Keep your bodies covered but loosely, carry enough clothing to stay warm during the nights, and wash your faces as often as possible, and breathe through a wet face cloth to protect your nose and mouth. You should use scarves and Bandannas to cover your heads and faces.

- All electronic equipment we carry should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Keep not only an electronic map of the area, but a drawn one on paper too, if you have the time. While we'll be given an one to keep track of the area, a physical one could still come in handy. Machines break; eyes don't.

- Drink even if you're not thirsty. Thirst is not an adequate warning of dehydration. And when possible, drink cool water. Normal measures are one quarter in the morning at each meal, and before hard work. Salt loss will be replaced through meals. TIP: Wrap a wet sock around your canteems to cool them.

- Keep watch on for both flora and fauna. The desert is a harsh environment, so a lot of creatures will be drawn to us as a source of moisture, shadow, and food. Watch your clothes and boots and make sure there's nothing in there before you wear them.

... I'm almost afraid to ask this, but I need to know if Shift Hunters have proven to be edible. ADDENDUM: They are not. The flesh of Shift Hunters is harmful to the human body. Should be avoided and disposed of whenever possible.

- Both jeeps are to stay close together. Even if we get working radios, we should be at a distance to assess the situation, and slow down if either group begins to have problems. Be advised: Jeeps will raise their own dust, so stay in line within sight.

- This is for marksmen: If you see something beyond one and a half klicks, assume it's going to be a little lower than what it appears. The hotter air is going to cause a refraction with the distance, making things look higher than they are in daylight, and lower in nightime.

- With the limited resources that will be in the desert, anything that can be safely consumed will have to do. Whatever biases you have against this, you'll have to overcome them.

[Om nom nom scorpions.]

- Use water filial magic whenever possible to extract water from wherever possible: Vegetation, groundwater, moisture. Use it along with the methods listed on the field manual attached with this transmission on getting water. This ability is going to be useful now, more than ever.

- Climatize yourselves while you still can. Five days will be too few days for everyone to adapt to the desert, especially so having spent the last months in winter. If you want to prepare, exercise and gradually increase the heat you're used to to ease your transition from the snow to the desert. If you volunteered for the mission... Let's hope we readied ourselves.

- The moment any of us gets the first symptom of heat illness, stop working, get into shade, and rehydrate. This is not about resisting the elements – It's something called “the weakest link rule”. The moment one person suffers heat exhaustion or a heatstroke, not only has he turned into a casualty and will need immediate medical attention, but the rest could follow, moreso with the shifts out there. This is why you must constantly hydrate yourselves throughout the day and keep the team informed of your status.


In this transmission is another field manual of the library that deals with desert environments. This one's even more outdated than the one given to UNSC Personnel, but it works for what we have.

Good luck, you guys. I'll be up for the days responding to this and preparing. We'll keep in touch. SPARTAN-023, out.

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[And as noted in her post, she'll be around the village gathering the gear that won't be supplied to her. Perhaps you have something she may need, or simply may want a few words with her prior to the mission.

She's currently wearing clothes for the desert in case her request for a Helljumper suit is rejected, and chances are you'll find her in a bench, with those clothes, struggling to tie down her long hair. This giant girl needs someone to help her turn it into a braid.]
seakingbait: (Pout)

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[personal profile] seakingbait 2012-02-20 05:03 am (UTC)(link)
Daisy-chin...?

[She was picked for a mission? Worry instantly setting in.]

Are you going to be okay?

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purestpurifier: (Heroic)

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[personal profile] purestpurifier 2012-02-20 05:05 am (UTC)(link)
Mega Man Volnutt, reporting in as asked! I've been selected as the mapmaker for this mission. I've had experience dealing with all sorts of environments, including deserts and underground ruins beneath them.

...But is sounds like you've got a lot of it covered already. And thanks for putting together that advice. It'll definitely help the people in our group.

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fierybluebird: (hm?)

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[personal profile] fierybluebird 2012-02-20 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
You're heading out all ready?

Ahh all right, have fun Daisy!

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godbent: (I have always had a vagina)

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[personal profile] godbent 2012-02-20 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
-Before I get to skimming the field manual, you got anything offhand about rations and food? [A beat] I guess my main job will be making sure no one stops drinking, but.

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arturian: (pic#1256067)

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[personal profile] arturian 2012-02-20 05:47 am (UTC)(link)
Good day, Daisy. I was selected as a Guard unit.

I admit I have not ever fought in desert scenarios, though I do plan to run simulations in the Battle Dome up until the day we are sent out. I'll keep what you said in mind and plan out properly. We should set a plan for how long we plan to travel, as fuel for the jeeps will ultimately be on a limited supply.

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[personal profile] bil 2012-02-20 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
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Oh goodness no! Don't eat those!

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shadedsunlight: (Mind like a diamond)

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[personal profile] shadedsunlight 2012-02-20 06:08 am (UTC)(link)
Ginia Solana, reporting in. I'll be one of the drivers and guards for this mission.

I've been in a convoy in desert situations before, both as a combatant and as a non-combatant, so these conditions are nothing new. Seems like you have all the major points covered. Thank you for the guide, it's very appreciated.

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redjacketthief: (sorry-the cake is a lie)

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[personal profile] redjacketthief 2012-02-20 06:17 am (UTC)(link)
[It was strange. He didn't initially think that he would come to have any affection for the tall, serious woman, especially after their initial meeting. She had impressed him, however, with her quiet character and her surprising kindness. It isn't lightly that Lupin takes his decision to speak up--normally he watches and lurks, nothing more.

Why not, though? She is his neighbor, in a wierd way.]


Desert mission, huh? Sorry, I don't have any info to offer you there. Cities are more my deal.

You're a cool gal. Be careful, and good luck.
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shred_the_sky: (Throw it all away.)

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[personal profile] shred_the_sky 2012-02-20 02:18 pm (UTC)(link)
So we were given a good leader. [ Beat. ] Good. With someone like you as a guide, I can keep guard without worrying.

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[personal profile] former_third 2012-02-20 06:37 pm (UTC)(link)
A desert, hmm? I should have signed up, my world's entirely made of that.

Still, I didn't, and I can't change that now. It looks like you have enough information on fighting in that sort of place without me butting in, but still, be careful, Daisy. If something happened to you, Val and I... well, I probably don't have to explain that.
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[personal profile] markofthebrave 2012-02-20 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
This is great information as always, Daisy... good luck out there.

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[personal profile] thedicearecast 2012-02-21 07:04 am (UTC)(link)
Amelia. I'm one of the guards.

I come from a desert planet, so I'll probably be more used to things out there than I am here at the moment. And I don't have anything to add to what you put up.

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[personal profile] semper_cogitans 2012-02-22 02:12 am (UTC)(link)
[... Robert is both worried and proud for Daisy. This is what she's good at, isn't it? This is where she's been trained, where she's learned how to handle herself...

... And yet, it's dangerous. He's not sure what he should expect.]


... Best of luck, Ms. Daisy...

...

... Would you... sh-share anything you learn, when you return...?

And is there... anything I could d-do, to assist...?

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