can also be used for signaling, for camouflage, for collecting rain
water, or as a bailing bucket.
2-23. SEAWATER DESALTER KIT
(Figure 1-5; item 9)
The desalter kit contains 8 packs of chemicals, one plastic bag,
and tape for mending holes in the plastic bag. To desalt a bag of
water, proceed as follows:
Fill the bag with seawater to the heavy line near the 16
One pack of chemical will purify 16 ounces of
The first few drops of water may be too salty to drink.
It they are, spit them out; the rest of the water should
not be salty and should be all right to drink. Unscrew
valve at bottom and squeeze gently so the water will
Take one pack of chemicals, remove the outer
wrapper, and place it in the bag of water. Reclose the container
holding the remaining chemicals.