2-12. INDIVIDUAL HOT CLIMATE SURVIVAL KIT-Continued
d. Repacking the Survival Kit.
When packing the MC-1 magnetic compass in the survival kit inner case, ensure the
compass is placed in a face-down position to prevent unnecessary wear on the
compass pivot and jewel.
Upon completion of inspection, repair, and replacement, as applicable, repack the components of the individual hot
climate survival kit within the kit outer and inner cases according to original kit packing details, the individual 9- by 12-
inch kit packing list, and the details shown in figure 2-10. Ensure the kit operator's manual, TM 55-1680-349-10, is
stowed and secured inside the pocket located on the exterior of the kit outer case.
Prior to repacklng the survival manual (AFM 64-5, or FM 21-76) and the operator's
manual (TM 55-1680-349-10) in the kit, place each of the publications in an individual
compatible sized plastic polyethylene bag with interlocking closure to prevent
exposure of the printed matter to moisture.
After repacking has been completed, secure the outer case slide fastener thong to the
side of the case, over the teeth of the slide fastener, figure 2-9a. Tac sew the bottom
end of the thong to the side of the case, use one stitch. Midway up the thong, tac sew
one side of the thong to the side of the case. Use one stitch. Tac sew the opposite
side of the thong to the opposite side of the case. Secure the closure end of the slide
fastener to the top of the case with the thread using four stitches. Using one turn
single, type I nylon cord, secure the material condition tag to the outer case pocket
flap grommet and stow the DD Form 1574 in the pocket. By securing the thong to the
outer case in this manner, a quick check can be made to see if the kit has been
broken into. If the thong has been unsecured, check the kit for possible pilferage,