1-9. COMPONENTS DESCRIPTIONS - Continued
Whistle, Ball, plastic, is used for attracting attention of rescue personnel. The whistle is made of plastic with a
lanyard attached for easy access and to prevent loss.
Tool kit, survival, aids a downed aircrew to sustain life in adverse environments. The tool kit contains an axe,
burning lens, sharpening stone, and cotton duck case.
The knife-saw-shovel assembly, consists of a handle that can be used with each of these pieces. Care must be
taken as the blade of the knife/saw is very sharp and is not to be used as an axe or hatchet during extreme cold
weather, as the blade will shatter.
Candles are now being issued in cans. Loose candles should be packed 1 or 2 to a ziplok bag, this stops the
candles from melting into one unusable blob.
Food packets are in pull top cans and contain two corn flake bars, one rice/corn flake bar, one natural granola bar,
four sugar packs, one chicken broth packet, and one coffee packet.
Individual first aid kit has a soft cover and a hard plastic container that houses all but the eye first aid kit and two
first aid cards.
Survival compass is a 1 1/2 inch diameter compass, Type MC-1, packed in the inner case with instructions, and
does not have radioactive fluorescent material.
20 feet of snare wire to be used in snaring small game.
Fishing kit consists of fish hooks, lures, flies, fishing line, leaders, colored cloth, safety pins, and assorted needles,
with instructions on knot tying and fishing.
Insect headnet with loops for attaching to pockets.
Sun hat reversible to be used in the hot climate and overwater kits.
Paddles for use in the overwater kit, reflector tape on one side may be used for signaling.
Sponge, bailer and sea anchor for use in the overwater kit.
One man life raft with CO2 cartridge for automatic inflation or an oral inflation tube in case the CO2 malfunctions.
Sunscreen lotion for use in the hot climate and overwater kits to prevent sunburn.
Emergency signaling mirror can be used during overcast days and moonlit nights, as well as clear days.
Seawater desalter kit to make potable drinking water from salt water, used in overwater kits.