FM 21-10 Field Hygiene and Sanitation

A link to FM 21-10 can be found here.

1) What are the five F’s of field sanitation?

A: Fingers, feces, food, flies, fluids

2) What are two ways to purify water?

A: Iodine tablets or boiling

3) What are the four types of waste?

A: Human, liquid, garbage, rubbish

4) What is potable water?

A: Water that is safe to drink

5) What is palatable water?

A: Water that tastes good, but may be unsafe to drink

6) What three rules cover water discipline in the field?

A: 1. drink only from approved sources 2. conserve water 3. do not contaminate water sources

7) What are the three most common poison plants?

A: Ivy, oak, sumac

8) What diseases are carried by flies?

A: typhoid, dysentery, cholera

9) What diseases are carried by mosquitoes?

A: malaria, dengue, yellow fever, encephalitis, filariasis

10) What are some methods of disposing human waste?

A: straddle trench, mound latrine, burn out latrine, deep pit, bore hole latrines, pail latrines, urine soak pits

11) What are the measurements of a straddle trench?

A: 1 ft wide, 4 ft long, 2 1/2 feet deep

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