FM 21-76 | Appendix A - Survival Kits
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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 general
packet and medical packet. The cold climate, hot climate, and overwater kits
are in canvas carrying bags. These kits are normally stowed in the
helicopter's cargo/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) used depends on the environment.
Items contained in the kits may be ordered
separately through supply channels. All survival kits and vests are CTA 50-900
items and can be ordered by authorized units.