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You’re a SEAL Stranded in Hostile Territory: What’s in Your Survival Kit?
Time ^ | 2/21/13 | Mark Thompson

Posted on 02/27/2013 7:59:14 AM PST by LibWhacker

SEALs aren’t supposed to find themselves in trouble that they can’t get out of. That’s why the Navy is seeking to buy 300 new survival kits for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, sometimes known as Navy SEAL Team 6.

They’re the guys who raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in May 2011 and sent him on an all-expenses-paid trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean. Save for the downed stealthy MH-60 Black Hawk chopper, the mission was a grand success. But, being military men, they have to prepare for worst-case scenarios. That’s where Wednesday’s solicitation for what they call Personnel Recovery and Survival Kits comes in.

“The Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) has a requirement to procure personnel recovery and survival kits (part number 0293-D) on a brand name or equal basis,” it says. “The brand name is SOLKOA [visit their website here]. If quoting an equal product, vendor shall provide all salient characteristics in order to be considered for award.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.time.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kit; navyseals; personnel; recovery; seal; sealsurvivalkit; solicitation; survival; survivalkit
For all you businessmen (and women) who might be able to provide these kits to the Navy, and also for all you weekend (and real) warriors out there. Kit requirements are pretty interesting and I'd include them here but the article has to be excerpted. They can also be found on the solicitation page, but are in an MS DOC file, which I cannot read on this computer. If anyone would like to post them, please do. But get them from the solicitation page so the slime at Time can't whine.
1 posted on 02/27/2013 7:59:27 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Silly question: a satellite radio to call the nearest aircraft carrier for an airlift outta Dodge.


2 posted on 02/27/2013 8:07:39 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: LibWhacker

Cash in the local currency to bribe your way out. At least that’s what I’ve heard.


3 posted on 02/27/2013 8:08:02 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: LibWhacker

4 posted on 02/27/2013 8:09:06 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

A knife with a hollow handle is a broken knife in the bush. Ya need a real tang into the handle. IMHO.


5 posted on 02/27/2013 8:11:46 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: LibWhacker

Let’s see. A double-barrel shotgun, a rape whistle, a cell phone to call 911, and of course an espresso machine with three (3) packets of coffee ... what else could anyone possibly need? /liberal


6 posted on 02/27/2013 8:12:29 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: LibWhacker
My Kit:

1. A wallet photo of Hillary Clinton to comfort me.

2. A copy of my latest government check showing additional with-holding.

3. A pamphlet from Planned Parenthood so that I can remember what I'm fighting for????????

4. K-rations approved by Michelle Obama including carrot sticks, broccoli, and dried eggplant from her garden.

5. The emergency phone number of the Benghazi consulate.

6. A photo of President Obama playing golf with Reggie Love so I can remember the game after the terrorist break my legs if I'm caught.

7. A phone number of a girl Sen. Menendez said to look up if I'm ever in Central America!

7 posted on 02/27/2013 8:14:16 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: LibWhacker

If your kit doesn’t contain a functioning brain no amt of h/w will save you.


8 posted on 02/27/2013 8:14:31 AM PST by 556x45
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To: coloradan

Add a pen and a pair of scissors and the kit is complete....


9 posted on 02/27/2013 8:16:18 AM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: Jack Hammer
Maybe one of these in case you get captured.....


10 posted on 02/27/2013 8:16:24 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (God bless you Tommy and thank you for your service: http://swiftboats.org/tribute/tribute.html)
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To: LibWhacker
What’s in Your Survival Kit?
Hitlery Clinton's phone number? Oh wait ...
11 posted on 02/27/2013 8:18:32 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: LibWhacker
Seal caught in enemy territory? Swim, and swim fast!


12 posted on 02/27/2013 8:21:50 AM PST by Sawdring
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To: Doc Savage
1. A wallet photo of Hillary Clinton to comfort me.

Sorry, that's last year's model. Today, we have John Freakin' Kerry:

Take comfort in THAT, I dare you!

13 posted on 02/27/2013 8:22:33 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Realistically speaking, a Navy SEAL captured in hostile territory will probably be executed - or, at the very least, tortured with the most extreme level of barbarity imaginable.

NOT good to get captured.


14 posted on 02/27/2013 8:28:29 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: LibWhacker

Section B Schedule of Supplies and Services

 

CLIN 0001                 Personnel Recovery and Survival Kit, QTY 300, Unit of Issue: Kit. Each kit shall include the following (see extended desciption)

 

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION

 

1.      Hard Storage Case Requirements:

a.       4”x 2.5” x 1.2” of a lightweight material not to exceed 6 oz.

b.      Capability of being provided in either Desert Tan or OD/Forest Green

c.       Capable of limited cooking without effecting the container finish (i.e. paint bubbling)

d.      Capable of being used as a limited digging implement without affecting its ability to house contents (simultaneous function of digging and housing not required).

e.       Shall have a weather resistant gasket able to keep out water during minor water immersion (i.e. river crossings, swimming)

f.       Shall have a fastening system that is reuseable and secure to prevent accidental openings

g.       Top surface of kit must have permanently affixed a 2” x 3” piece of loop fastener (i.e. soft side of velcro)

h.      Ruggedized to take heavy abuse while carried without damage to inner contents

i.        Case shall securely hold all items below without rattling or other noises.

 

2.      Items for Hard Storage Case

1.      Mini-Multi Tool with:

a.       Stainless Steel

b.      Pliers

c.       Wire cutter

d.      File

e.       Awl

f.       Packaged so as to not rattle in case

2.      Button Compass

a.       Quality AA

b.      14mm

c.       Liquid dampened

d.      Minimum 8 hour luminous

3.      LED Squeeze Light

a.       Red

b.      Continuous or Momentary Switch

4.      Fire Starting Kit

a.       Ferro cerium rod not to exceed 3”L x 8mm W

b.      Tinder tabs (4) packaged in reclosing bag.

 

5.      Water Storage Device

a.       2L capacity

b.      Able to hold all contents of the kit

c.       Must be sealable and reuseable

d.      Must be odor proof

6.      Water Purification Tablets

a.       40 tablets

b.      Packaged in amber, medical grade borosilicate

7.      Electrolyte Tablets

a.       2 tablets

8.      Signal Mirror

a.       2”x 3”

b.      Non-mirrored side covered with an IR reflective material

c.       Mirror side must be protected to prevent scratches. Protective cover must be able to be removed with one hand.

d.      Must have an aiming hole

9.      Thermal Blanket

a.       21” x 56” x .05mil

b.      Polyester, aluminized

c.       1 side silver, other side orange

d.      Packaged in plastic with easy tear pre-cuts

10.  Kevlar Line

a.       Yellow or green in color

b.      188lb test

c.       15 feet in length

d.      Packaged in plastic with easy tear pre-cuts

11.  Safety Pins

a.       Two #2 (1.5” steel)

b.      Two #00 (.75” brass)

c.       Packaged in plastic with easy tear pre-cuts.

12.  P-38 can opener

a.       Packaged so as to not rattle while in case.

13.  Stainless Steel Wire

a.       2’ of 20ga

14.  Duct Tape

a.       Brown or Green in color

b.      26” x 2”

15.  Fresnel Magnifying Lens

a.       4x power

b.      3.25” x 2”

 

16.  Waterproof Note Paper

a.       4 sheets

b.      Desert tan color

c.       3.5” x 2”

17.  Ink Pen

a.       Pressurized ink cartridge

b.      Black in color

18.  Broad Spectrum Antibiotic Ointment

a.       1- 32oz foil pack

19.  Cotton Pad

a.       100% Cotton

b.      2” x 2.5”

c.       Packaged in plastic with easy tear pre-cuts.

 

 

3.      Soft Storage Case Requirements

1.      U.S. Flag Patch (left star field)

2.      Subdued desert in color.

3.      3.5” x 2.25”

4.      Hook fastener (i.e. hard side of velcro) sewed to back with a slit in order to store and retrieve contents below yet hold contents down while worn.

 

4.      Items for Soft Storage Case

1.      Hacksaw Blade

a.       Carbon Steel

b.      24tpi

c.       2.75” L

d.      Hole in one end for a lanyard

e.       Opposite hole end, sharpen down reverse tanto-style end.

2.      Ceramic Razor Blade

a.       1 or 2 sides sharpened

b.      Packaged so as to not accidentally cut anything or dull

3.      Moleskin Adhesive Patch

a.       Heavy duty

b.      1.75” x 2.5”

4.      Kevlar Thread

a.       Green or yellow

b.      100-200lb test

c.       24” in length

d.      Packaged in plastic with easy tear pre-cuts.

5.      Fishing Leader/Downrigger Cable

a.       Multi-strand

b.      Stainless steel

c.       50lb  test

d.      24” in length

6.      Suspended Navigation Magnet

a.       Identifiable north painting feature

b.      Magnet suspended from thread/string

c.       Packaged in plastic with easy tear pre-cuts.

7.      Ferro Cerium Rod

a.       1.75” L x .125”W

8.      Cotton Ball

a.       Impregnated with wax.

b.      Packaged in a reclosing bag.

9.      Bobby Pins

a.       Spring steel

b.      2 small

c.       1 large

d.      Black in color

10.  Handcuff Shim (Pick)

11.  Universal Handcuff Key

a.       Non-metallic resin material

 

Vendor Shall pre-package personnel recovery and survivial kits upon delivery with all contents.

 


15 posted on 02/27/2013 8:29:58 AM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: Rio

Survival kit, contents check:
one .45 caliber automatic;
two boxes of ammunition;
four days concentrated emergency rations;
one drug issue containing: antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills;
one miniature combination Russian phrase book and bible;
one hundred dollars in rubles;
one hundred dollars in gold;
nine packs of chewing gum;
one issue of prophylactics;
three lipsticks;
three pair a nylon stockings.

Shoot, a fellah could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.


16 posted on 02/27/2013 8:36:30 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: Donkey Odious

Yes, of course. The pen and the scissors. How could I have forgotten about the scissors?! Absolutely essential. Probably more important than the shotgun.


17 posted on 02/27/2013 8:36:35 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Rio

Good job, thank you! Amazing they can fit so much into such a small package.


18 posted on 02/27/2013 8:51:55 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

A burka.


19 posted on 02/27/2013 8:55:11 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, I can just hear Maj. King Kong (Slim Pickens) reading that list from the Capt. seat in that B-52.


20 posted on 02/27/2013 8:57:27 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: coloradan

“of course an espresso machine “

What’s wrong with an espresso machine? My Breville is awesome!
But I wouldn’t expect a SEAL to take one on a mission.


21 posted on 02/27/2013 9:00:03 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: coloradan

Don’t forget the wasp spray


22 posted on 02/27/2013 9:03:13 AM PST by Mom MD (A million people attended Obamas inauguration. 14 of them actually missed work)
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To: Blueflag

>> “ Ya need a real tang into the handle. IMHO” <<

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Most of those knives are made from solid billets, and are strong enough to use as crowbars.


23 posted on 02/27/2013 9:06:25 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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BFL


24 posted on 02/27/2013 9:07:01 AM PST by ChowChowFace
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Cash in the local currency to bribe your way out.

Doubleplusgood when trapped in Chocolate City and/or Chicago

25 posted on 02/27/2013 9:09:56 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Blueflag

Before the whole Rambo craze, I had a guy who lived in my neighborhood who was a knife maker. His survival knife was a 10” pipe that he had heated and hammered 1/2 of the knife into a blade and then welded on a guard.

Ugly thing and heavy but it worked though.


26 posted on 02/27/2013 9:17:19 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: LibWhacker

A good knife, a full lighter, and stout clothes will get you a long way.


27 posted on 02/27/2013 9:24:10 AM PST by fattigermaster (Train for life in prison because they are stacking the bricks and setting the bars around you.)
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To: LibWhacker

The Seal I knew in college in 1972 was given a knife.


28 posted on 02/27/2013 9:25:48 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Doc Savage

Good list!


29 posted on 02/27/2013 9:43:29 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: LibWhacker

Bandages can serve as mini-pads, so there’s no reason women can’t do this.


30 posted on 02/27/2013 9:57:35 AM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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To: Blueflag

Unless it is a Glock, which is sometimes called a crow bar that is a knife.

But aside from trivia, your point is correct, a knife needs to be checked for a full tang.

31 posted on 02/27/2013 10:15:17 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: coloradan

If you just stay in a safe zone, no need for the other things is there?


32 posted on 02/27/2013 10:23:24 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Travis McGee; Squantos; SLB; wardaddy; MileHi; hiredhand; patton; sneakypete; verity; ...
Perhaps of interest, gentlemen. Particularly post 15.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

33 posted on 02/27/2013 10:24:48 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: LibWhacker

Good kit for off the shelf, but this is old stuff to units that operate behind the lines, and depending on the theater and season your survival kit may be more like a butt pack.

The idea is that if you have to drop your 150 pound pack to flee from the enemy, such as from hunter/killer teams looking for your team, then you still need to retain enough to live on and to survive on and to E&E with, which could be really tough in harsh winter conditions.


34 posted on 02/27/2013 10:26:09 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: coloradan
Scissors?? Are you serious? You are on the run in hostile territory! Didn't your mother teach you: NOT TO RUN WITH SCISSORS? ;-)
35 posted on 02/27/2013 10:29:59 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: ansel12; Blueflag

How in the world did that post come out colored red?

It wasn’t intentional. I must have hit some odd keys.


36 posted on 02/27/2013 10:29:59 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: LibWhacker

It’s getting seriously bashed & insulted.

Good example at: http://cafe.comebackalive.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56628


37 posted on 02/27/2013 10:39:00 AM PST by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: LibWhacker
.. it's bad enough being trapped behind enemy lines -- our military must be wary nowadays on both sides of the line! Especially after a severe blow to the enemy's ego like killing a revered leader (bin Laden) -- and the Administration 24/7 bragging about it.

A survival kit for this side of the line should include the newer MH-47s helicopter designed and outfitted for special operations, avoid the CH-47D, rated as one of the least capable Chinook helicopter variants. See SEAL Team VI Family: 'Obama’s Rules Are Getting Our Warriors Killed'

Some people even wonder if perhaps those Seals and others were sacrificed in a manner reminiscent of the move "Fail Safe" where a fictional president ordered a nuclear attack on a major U.S. city to placate the Soviets and avoid MAD.

38 posted on 02/27/2013 10:51:58 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: reed13

bfl


39 posted on 02/27/2013 11:11:23 AM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Get real, Special Operations did not murder their own.


40 posted on 02/27/2013 11:19:38 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: Blueflag
WHA...??? What'chyoo talkin' about? Legendary maker Chris Reeve makes indestructible hollow handled survival knives. Check out the Chris Reeve Project Knife destruction test here. Long video, so skip to 28:50 to see the most pertinent part.

Note that is an issue not even related to the handle per se.

Poor guy. Reeve knives are not cheap. Probably cost him at least $400. That's where they were last time I priced them.

41 posted on 02/27/2013 11:49:34 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: ctdonath2

Thanks. I kind of agree with some of those comments. The whole kitchen sink in a little tiny package. I probably couldn’t find anything when it was needed (if I could remember all the stuff that was in the kit, to begin with).


42 posted on 02/27/2013 12:00:46 PM PST by LibWhacker
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