Failure to secure the survival components bag may
result in the loss of invaluable signaling devices and
survival aids which could prolong your survival
Alternately, you may have to push the boarding end of the
raft down and grasp the raft inflation cell, pulling yourself into the raft.
When wearing the CWU-21/P Anti-Exposure Coveralls ensemble this
method proves to work well.
Once aboard the raft, right yourself to the sitting position and
deploy the sea anchor. Pull the dropline to retrieve the lower container
which contains the survival components.
Either remove the survival components bag and secure it to
the life raft using the dropline or leave it in the lower container. Attach
the lower container to a boarding handle of the raft.
Check components of the survival kit, giving priority to
signaling devices, rations and shelter.