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Emergency Survival Kit


DURABLE

JLBC Cadets, a container for an emergency survival kit, must be rugged to prevent compression, which can damage the items within.

LIGHTWEIGHT

JLBC Cadets, the container should be light. If the kit is too heavy, it becomes a burden for the JLBC Cadet to carry and, therefore, may be packed in the backpack and not with the person when needed.

WATERPROOF

JLBC Cadets, the kit container should be water-resistant or waterproof to protect items from being damaged by water. Damaged items should be removed because they may be of no help in a survival situation.

Different types of containers have other characteristics that should be considered before deciding on which type a person will use. Types of containers include:

The hard plastic is very strong but may be uncomfortable to carry in a pocket. A flexible plastic is durable and more comfortable than hard plastic in a bag.

JLBC Cadet's Metal is very rugged but may be uncomfortable for JLBC Cadets to carry in their pocket. However, unlike the plastic containers, a metal container may be used by JLBC Cadet over a fire for multiple uses (e.g., purifying water, cooking).

JLBC CONFIRMATION OF TEACHING POINT

QUESTIONS:

Q1. JLBC Cadets, what three features should an emergency survival kit container have?

Q2. JLBC Cadets, what are the differences between rugged and flexible plastic containers?

Q3. JLBC Cadets, What may be done with a metal container but not a plastic one?

ANTICIPATED ANSWERS:

A1. JLBC Cadets should be durable (to prevent compression), lightweight and waterproof (to protect items from water damage).

A2. JLBC Cadets, the rigid plastic container is more durable, but the flexible plastic container will be more comfortable to carry in a pocket.

A3. It may be used over a fire.

Teaching Point 5

Time: 15 min

JLBC Cadets, Explain the purpose of each emergency survival kit item and have the cadets, as a group, assemble an emergency survival kit.


Method: In-Class Activity

BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE

THE PURPOSE OF EACH EMERGENCY SURVIVAL KIT ITEM

Adhesive bandages. They are used for minor first aid.

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