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(e) Replacing an ejector snap. Replace a defective ejector snap with a serviceable item from stock using
the procedures prescribed in paragraph (d) above.
(f) Replacing a quick fit adapter. Replace a defective quick fit adapter with a serviceable item from stock
1. Cut and remove the stitching on the attaching strap running end doubled, 3/4-inch foldback and remove
the attaching strap from the applicable quick fit adapter. Further, cut 4 inches of the stitch formation
on the applicable end of the connecting strap and remove the original quick fit adapter from the
connecting strap end.
2. Install a replacement adapter on the applicable connecting strap end and restitch the connecting strap
in the original location according to original construction details, using the specifics in table 2-3.
Stitching will be made in accordance with paragraph 2-7.
3. Install the running end of the applicable attaching strap removed in 1 above on the replacement adapter
and secure the attaching strap running end as prescribed in paragraph (d) above, using the specifics in
(g) Installing the connecting strap reinforcement. When the inner case strap assembly connecting strap
has broken or loose stitching, a connecting strap reinforcement shall be fabricated and installed as
1. Cut a 14-3/8 inch length of 1-23/32-inch-wide, type VIII nylon webbing and sear the ends.
2. Position the webbing length on the inside of the inner case, alined with the connecting strap. Secure the
reinforcement by stitching over the original connecting strap stitch formations on the outside of the kit
inner case using the specifics in table 2-3. Stitching will be made in accordance with paragraph 2-7.
(h) Replacement. Replace an unserviceable kit inner case which is beyond repair with a serviceable item
from stock in accordance with Appendix C.
(4) Replacement. Replace an unserviceable kit outer case which is beyond repair with a serviceable item from
stock in accordance with Appendix C.
c. Survival Components.
(1) Inspection. Inspect the survival components of the individual hot climate survival kit using the procedures in
table 2-1. First aid kit medical items which are considered serviceable but do not have an expiration date
available will be marked with the date of the shortest expiration dated item in the kit. Survival rations have a
shelf life of 5 years and a service life of 3 years. Neither shall be exceeded, i.e., packet has 2 years shelf life
remaining; it can be put in service for only 2 years.