Here are some Basic Airsoft Survival tips that will help you succeed in the field. Just using some of your basic senses will help you survive in the field.
Keep a watchful eye
When on patrol your eyes are one of your most important assets that you have going for you. Being able to see your enemy, even the slightest movements can give you an advantage. Keep your eyes moving back and forth, the worst thing that you can do is to get tunnel vision by focusing on what is right in front of you.
Watch your back
More times than not you will get killed from behind. Be aware of what is going on behind you so you don’t get flanked. In a squad situation you normally have a ‘Six’ person watching your ‘six’ or backside. Even with a ‘Six’ be aware of what is going on behind you.
Silence is golden
Being quiet in any field will save your life. Walking with as little noise as possible, step lightly, using a quiet whisper (even when using a radio), walking through brush and trees, etc. Using hand signals to communicate with you squad/team is a very good practice. Listen: Be an active listener. With the items mentioned above you can hear an opponent before you see them. A snap of a twig to someone talking can give you a good approximation of the opposition’s location.
Keep your head/body down
When ducking for cover ensure that your whole body is in cover. More times than not something as simple as having your foot hanging out in the open can get you ‘killed’ in the field. I have taken out team commanders by him leaving his foot out in view. The point is for you to keep your head and your whole body under/behind cover and watch out for holes in your cover.
Work as a Team
When you are out on patrol each person has a job. Whether you are on point, six or side cover, you must work as a team. Communication is key when working as a team. You can go high tech by using radios or the good old fashion way by using hand signals. No matter how you choose to communicate make sure it’s clear and consistent.
These are just a few of the items that will help you survive in an Airsoft scenario/game.