In the period from 26.05.2014 until 30.05.2014 in the area of “Kalin Kamen” in Kriva Palanka the members of the armored reconnaissance platoon of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion (1.MIB) and six members of the 1st Engineer Battalion of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade conducted a training “Diet in nature”.
The purpose of this training is specialized training and qualification in constructing accommodation, performing and executing tasks in mountainous conditions, identifying and selecting goods from nature and preparing of food in nature with provided supplies.
Their success and resourcefulness in mountainous conditions, isolated from the nearest settlement and their commitment in performing their tasks and skills was witnessed by the inspection team of the Macedonian MoD that on 27.05. 2014 accompanied by the Commander of the 1.MIB went on a tour of the training performance.
In order to face successfully the challenges posed by the Osogovo Mountain, it is primarily necessary to be physically and psychologically fit, and to possess knowledge of the possibilities of using the natural resources available to the region where they were stationed.
Feeding on the gathered plants that were cooked in a makeshift kitchen, the armored reconnaissance platoon members of the 1.MIB successfully conducted the planned training this year as well.