1-9. COMPONENTS DESCRIPTIONS - Continued
Handsaw, finger grip two rings with thumb screws to retain round saw blade.
Pan, frying, aluminum, rectangular in shape is located in bottom of inner case.
Plastic spoon in sealed plastic bag.
Poncho used for shelter, to keep dry during raining periods and to be used as makeshift stretcher and to collect rain
Tarpaulin used for shelter, signaling panel and to collect rain water.
Net, gill fishing, used for fishing, hammock, stretcher, carrying equipment/collected food and hanging cache.
Survival kit, individual, tropical tactical aircrewman, is combination first aid kit and has limited survival equipment
"MATCHES, NONSAFETY". Are packed in a large plastic round container with a screw top cap that makes a water
tight seal. The container holds four boxes of 30-40 matches each. A rough surface on the outside bottom of the
container is for striking the match to cause ignition.
Radio Set, AN/PRC-90 Series survival radio has 2 frequency 282.8 and 243.0 MHz capable of voice or beacon,
AN/PRC-112 has 3 frequencies 121.5 MHz, 243.0 MHz, 282.8 in beacon, voice and transponder mode and two
programmable frequency channels in transponder or voice.
Sleeping Bag, either SRU-15/P or Arctic Survival. Both sleeping bags are vacuum-pressure packed and sealed at
the factory and cannot be repacked. If opened, they cannot be resealed and used again in the survival kit. They
can either be used for training or turned in for disposal as required.
Survival vest. Two types are used. The standard type is used by all aircrew members, except OV-1 crews; this
comes in two sizes, small and large. The older type did not have a radio pocket for the PRC-90 survival radio. It is
made of nylon raschel and has pockets for survival equipment. The newer OV-1 type vest is similar except it has
openings in the upper portion of the vest for parachute harness release. It has two special soft pack survival kits;
one is general purpose and the second is a first aid kit.
Three types of survival kits are in the system. First is a soft pack type survival kit, soft pack being defined as an
outer case made of heavy canvas and an inner case made of heavy canvas or nylon. The second type is the rigid
seat survival kit (RSSK). This type is used only in the OV-1 aircraft and is a part of the ejection seat system. The
soft pack type is used on all other types of aircraft. The third is the Aircraft Modular Survival System (AMSS).
Firestarter, aviation survival, sparklite, used to start fires.