Items Contained Within Each Component Msvb

a. Fire Starting Items.

(2) Magnifying glass.

(3) Flint and Steel.

(5) Potassium Permanganate, with a container of sugar or antifreeze.

(6) Prepackaged Tinder. -Commercially Manufactured -Cotton Balls and Petroleum Jelly b. Water Procurement Items

(1) Water Disinfecting Chemicals. -Iodine Tablets

-Betadine Solution -Iodine Solution

(2) Metal Container. (Serves for boiling water) -Canteen Cup

-Survival Kit Container -Any Suitable can that contained no petroleum products.

(3) Water Carrying Items. -Canteen -Plastic Bag

-Plastic/Metal/Glass Container which contained no petroleum products.

c. Food Procurement Items

-Various sized hooks -Various sized sinkers/weights -Metal leaders and swivels -Small weighted jigs -Fishing line

-Think about the size of fish for that environment when selecting weights and sizes.


*Commercially Manufactured *Aircraft Cable *Tie Wire


*MRE Cheese Spread or Peanut Butter Package -550 Cord for Gill Net and Trap Construction -Engineer/Marking Tape -Sling shot rubber and pouch d. Signaling Items

-Mirror -Whistle

-Pyrotechnics (Smoke, Pen Flares) -Air Panels

-Pyrotechnics (Pen Flares, Star Clusters) -Lights (Flashlight, Strobe, Chemlight) -Whistle e. Shelter Items

-Communication wire -Tie wire

(3) Sewing Kit with Needles for construction/repair of clothing.

-space blanket -plastic trash bags f. First Aid Items

(1) Band-Aids. -Steristrips -Adhesive Tape

-Non-stick pads, 4x4's, Gauze, Battle Dressings -Muslin Bandage

(2) Ointments. -Burn


(3) Miscellaneous. -Salt


-Eye Wash

-Alcohol prep pads

-Suture Kit


-Vile of Yarrow g. Miscellaneous items.

(1) Fingernail clippers.

(3) Notebook with pen or pencil.

(4) Wood eye screws and nails.

(5) Surgical tubing.

Note: It is assumed that the Marine is always carrying a high quality fixed bladed knife, a multi-tool knife, and a sharpening stone.


2. Barry Davies BME, SAS Escape Evasion and Survival Manual, 1996.

3. John Wiesman, SAS Survival Guide, 1986.

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