The MK-2 seawater desalter kit (11, fig. 2-1) provides a means of converting salt
water to suitable drinking water. There are three desalter kits in the overwater
survival kit, each of which consists of a metal container with eight packs of
chemicals, a plastic water processing bag, and tape which is used for mending
holes in the plastic bag. To desalt one bag of water, proceed as follows:
Additional instructions on the use of a kit are furnished
on the sides of each metal container.
a. Fill the bag with salt water to the heavy line located near the 16-ounce mark
on the bag.
b. Remove a pack of chemicals from the one container and reclose the
container. Further remove the outer wrapper from the pack of chemicals and place
the chemical pack into the bag of water. Insure the valve on the plastic bag bottom is
One pack of chemicals is capable of purifying 16 ounces of water