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Safety / Survival / Army Field Manuals / AFM 3-05.70

Appendix A

Survival Kits

The Army has several basic survival kits, primarily for issue to aviators. There are kits for cold climates, hot climates, and overwater. There is also an individual survival kit with a general packet and medical packet. The cold, hot, and overwater kits are in canvas carrying bags. These kits are normally stowed in the helicopter's cargo and passenger area.

An aviator's survival vest (SRU-21P), worn by helicopter crews, also contains survival items.

U.S. Army aviators flying fixed-wing aircraft equipped with ejection seats use the SRFU-31/P survival vest. The individual survival kits are stowed in the seat pan. Like all other kits, the rigid seat survival kit (RSSK) you use depends on the environment.

Items contained in the kits may be ordered separately through supply channels. All survival kits and vests are Common Table of Allowances 50-900 items and can be ordered by authorized units. Figures A-1 through A-6 describe the various survival kits and their contents.

  • Food packets.
  • Snare wire.
  • Smoke, illumination signals.
  • Waterproof matchbox.
  • Saw/knife blade.
  • Wood matches.
  • First aid kit.
  • MC-1 magnetic compass.
  • Pocket knife.
  • Saw/knife/shovel handle.
  • Frying pan.
  • Illuminating candles.
  • Compressed trioxane fuel.
  • Signaling mirror.
  • Survival fishing kit.
  • Plastic spoon.
  • Survival manual (AFM 64-5).
  • Poncho.
  • Insect headnet.
  • Ejector snap.
  • Attaching strap.
  • Kit, outer case.
  • Kit, inner case.
  • Shovel.
  • Water bag.
  • Kit, packing list.
  • Sleeping bag.

Figure A-1. Cold Climate Kit

  • Canned drinking water.
  • Waterproof matchbox.
  • Plastic whistle.
  • Smoke, illumination signals.
  • Pocket knife.
  • Signaling mirror.
  • Plastic water bag.
  • First aid kit.
  • Sunburn-prevention cream.
  • Plastic spoon.
  • Food packets.
  • Compression trioxane fuel.
  • Fishing tackle kit.
  • MC-1 magnetic compass.
  • Snare wire.
  • Frying pan.
  • Wood matches.
  • Insect headnet.
  • Reversible sun hat.
  • Tool kit.
  • Kit, packing list.
  • Tarpaulin.
  • Survival manual (AFM 64-5).
  • Kit, inner case.
  • Kit, outer case.
  • Attaching strap.
  • Ejector snap.

Figure A-2. Cold Climate KitHot Climate Kit

  • Kit, packing list.
  • Raft boat paddle.
  • Survival manual (AFM 64-5).
  • Insect headnet.
  • Reversible sun hat.
  • Water storage bag.
  • MC-1 magnetic compass.
  • Boat bailer.
  • Sponge.
  • Sunburn-prevention cream.
  • Wood matches.
  • First aid kit.
  • Plastic spoon.
  • Pocket knife.
  • Food packets.
  • Fluorescent sea marker.
  • Frying pan.
  • Seawater desalter kit.
  • Compressed trioxane fuel.
  • Smoke, illumination signals.
  • Signaling mirror.
  • Fishing tackle kit.
  • Waterproof matchbox.
  • Raft repair kit.

Figure A-3. Overwater Kit

Figure A-4. Individual Survival Kit With General and Medical Packets

Figure A-4. Individual Survival Kit With General and Medical Packets

Figure A-4. Individual Survival Kit With General and Medical Packets (Continued)

Figure A-4. Individual Survival Kit With General and Medical Packets (Continued)

Figure A-4. Individual Survival Kit With General and Medical Packets (Continued)

Figure A-4. Individual Survival Kit With General and Medical Packets (Continued)

Figure A-5. SRU-21P Aviator's Survival Kit

Figure A-5. SRU-21P Aviator's Survival Kit

Figure A-6. OV-1 Rigid Seat Survival Kits

Figure A-6. OV-1 Rigid Seat Survival Kits



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