h. When the water contents of the bag have been completely used, rinse the
desalting chemical from the bag with seawater. The bag is then ready for repeating
the desalting process.
i. Should the plastic bag develop a puncture or a tear, carefully dry the affected
area and then apply a patch to the area using the furnished mending tape.
2-13. Survival Food Packet
The individual, overwater, survival kit contains three survival food packets (12, fig. 2-
1) which are to be used if no other food source is available. The food in each packet
is in concentrated form and should only be consumed with water to prevent personal
2-14. Water Storage Bag
When exposed to cold temperatures, the water bag will
become hard and rigid. Exercise care when removing the
bag from the survival kit and do not attempt to unfold the
bag until it has been warmed, which may be
accomplished by placing the bag next to your body.