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Appendix A

Survival Kits-Cold Climate Kit

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.

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.

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