Survival Kit (US Army) : What’s Inside

The US Army does not just have one survival kit but instead several; these of which being primarily issued to aviators. It has different kits for different kinds of climates/scenarios: hot climates, cold climates and overwater. But don’t forget you also have one more, that being the individual survival kit, outfitted with a general packet and medical packet.

Today, we are going to dive into the contents of these survival kits.

What’s inside each survival kit?


What's inside US Army Survival Kit Cold Climate

A (US ARMY) Cold Climate Kit contains:

  •  A smoke illumination signal.
  • A waterproof matchbox.
  • A saw or knife blade.
  • Wood matches.
  • A first aid kit.
  • An MC-1 magnetic compass.
  • A pocket knife.
  • A saw/knife/shovel handle.
  • A frying pan.
  • Illuminating candles.
  • Compressed trioxane fuel.
  • A signaling mirror.
  • A fishing survival kit.
  • A plastic spoon.
  • A survival manual.
  • A poncho.
  • An insect head net.
  • An ejector snap.
  • An attaching strap.
  • Outer case kit.
  • Inner case kit.
  • A shovel.
  • A water bag.
  • Packing list kit.
  • A sleeping bag.

 

What's Inside US Army Survival Kit Hot Climate

A (US ARMY) Hot Climate Kit contains:

  • Canned drinking water.
  • A waterproof matchbox.
  • A plastic whistle.
  • Smoke, illumination signals.
  • A pocket knife.
  • A signaling mirror.
  • A plastic water bag.
  • A first aid kit.
  • Sunburn-prevention cream.
  • A plastic spoon.
  • Food packets.
  • Compression trioxane fuel.
  • A fishing tackle kit.
  • An MC-1 magnetic compass.
  • A snare wire.
  • A frying pan.
  • Wood matches.
  • An insect head net.
  • A reversible sun hat.
  • A toolkit.
  • Packing list kit.
  • Tarpaulin.
  • A survival manual.
  • Inner case kit.
  • Outer case kit.
  • An attaching strap.
  • An ejector strap.

What's Inside Us Army Survival Kit Overwater

A (US ARMY) Overwater Kit contains:

  • Packing list kit.
  • A raft boat paddle.
  • A survival manual.
  • An insect head net.
  • A reversible sunhat.
  • A water storage bag.
  • An MC-1 magnetic compass.
  • A boat bailer.
  • A sponge.
  • A sunburn-prevention cream.
  • Wood matches.
  • A first aid kit.
  • A plastic spoon.
  • A pocket knife.
  • A food packet.
  • A fluorescent sea marker.
  • A frying pan.
  • A seawater desalter kit.
  • Compressed trioxane fuel.
  • Smoke, illumination signals.
  • A signaling mirror.
  • A fishing tackle kit.
  • A waterproof matchbox.
  • A raft repair kit.

What's Inside US Army Survival Kit Individual

A (US ARMY) Individual Survival Kit contains:

  • A survival vest (large, small).
  • A hunting knife.
  • A pocket knife.
  • An underarm life preserver. 
  • A distress marker light.
  • A mirror, emergency signaling.
  • A personnel distress signal kit.
  • A general packet.
  • A medical packet.
  • An adhesive tape, surgical.
  • Aspirin Tablets, USP.
  • A bandage (adhesive).
  • A bandage (gauze, elastic).
  • Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride and atropine sulfate tablets.
  • Sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic ointment, USP.
  • A water purification tablet, Iodine.
  • A whistle ball.
  • A tourniquet.

A (US ARMY) SRU-21P Aviator’s Survival Kit contains:

  • A survival vest.
  • A tourniquet.
  • An AN/PRC-90 survival radio.
  • .38 caliber tracer ammunition.
  • .38 caliber ball ammunition.
  • A .38 caliber Revolver.
  • A butane lighter.
  • A signaling mirror.
  • An individual/tropical survival kit.
  • A foliage penetrating signal kit.
  • A light, distress marker (SDU-5/E).
  • A bag (storage, drinking water).
  • A pocket knife.
  • A gill fishing net.
  • A magnetic compass.

If you’re planning to make a survival kit of your own, you can use these kits as a basis from where to start. You don’t have to copy and get each item listed here to have a kit just as good; customize as much to your liking.


So since you now know all of this,  how about knowing “What’s inside a first aid kit”.

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