In order to give yourself a reasonable chance of survival, you must know what you are looking for and, equally important, how mines work.
When we think of a hard target versus a soft target, the first thing that comes to mind is that we’re speaking in military terms. But in terms of personal safety, it doesn’t matter what type of terminology you’re using, and your goal is to become a hard target.
Explosives have ripped apart people and property since the gun powder was first used in China some 870 years ago. Though the primary purpose of explosives for centuries was as weapons of war, their peacetime potential was eventually realized. Today explosives are vital to civilian industry and technology—as well as in the military.