NEWS | Jan. 6, 2020

Aviation: What’s Needed in a 72-Hour Survival Kit

Soldiers getting medical evacuation training
 
In an emergency aircraft situation, the first 72 hours are crucial to survival. You must have the right equipment. 

Always keep the following items on-hand before venturing out on a mission.
 
72-Hour Survival Equipment
Item NSN PN
Safety auto hook folding knife 1095-01-600-0970 30-000185
Triage benchmade folding knife 1095-01-661-8653 1050927-1
MC-2G navigator compass 6605-25-149-1938 MC-2G
Sidewinder strobe flashlight   1050924-1
Tactical lighting system 6230-01-682-3593 1050923
Surgical sponge 6510-00-401-3166 8515
Water purification tablets 6850-01-551-7850 RT7592
Combat application tourniquet 6515-01-521-7976 30-0001
Patient examining glove 6515-01-491-5719 55083
Plastic wrap bandage 6510-01-538-6292 DMH1115
Providone-iodine 6505-00-914-3593 NDC67618-0150-05
Loperamide hydrochloride capsules 6505-01-238-5632 NDC51079-0690-20
Doxycycline hyclate capsules 6505-00-009-5060 NDC00904-0428-61
Medical reinforcement tape 6510-01-549-0927 CMRT01
Elastic bandage 6510-01-657-5085 HHMXB01
Water collection bag 8465-00-634-4499 MIL-B-8571D
Fire starter 1680-01-233-0061 SL3
Whistle 8465-00-254-8803 A-A-55106
Emergency signaling mirror 6350-00-105-1252 WG0601

For more information, contact David Bath by email: 

david.t.bath.ctr@mail.mil