Survival Food Packet General Purpose Improved (GP-I)

US Military 8970-00-082-5665

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NSN 8970-00-082-5665

Food Packet, Survival, General Purpose, Improved intended for use on aircraft, on life rafts, or survival/evasion scenarios. Soldiers are provided with these survival food packages that each contain six compressed bars of food plus tea, soup and other items.

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The Food Packet, Survival, General Purpose, Improved is used by the Services to sustain an individual in survivalsituations, including escape and evasion, under all environmental conditions, and when potable water is limited.Requested by the Air Force, it is used to sustain personnel in any survival situation for periods of less than 5consecutive days. There are 24 packets per shipping container. The weight is .71 lb. per packet and 18.21 lb. percase. The volume is 0.014 cubic feet per packet and 0.520 cubic feet per case.

The improved version of the Food Packet, Survival, General Purpose successfully survived a storage study of five years duration. The GP-I provides approximately 42% more calories than the original general-purpose survival ration with essentially the same weight and volume. The Air Force definition of the role for this product is that it is used to sustain personnel in any survival situation for periods of up to five consecutive days.

The ration contains six compressed bars consisting of two cereal bars, three cookie bars, and one sucrose bar which are sealed in trilaminate pouches and packed in a water resistant, paperboard box. Lemon tea, sugar, and soup and gravy base are also included.

Each packet provides 1447 kilocalories (5% protein, 39% fat, and 56% carbohydrate). It is designed to provide a maximum of 8% of the calories from protein in order to minimize metabolic water requirements

The individual ration user prepares the food. Only fourteen ounces of water are required to reconstitute the lemon tea, soup and gravy base. In user tests, the new Food Packet, Survival, General Purpose, Improved was well rated for variety and acceptability. It is superior to the old General Purpose Survival Packet.

There are 24 packets per shipping container. The weight is .71 lb. per packet and 18.21 lb. per case. The volume is 0.014 cubic feet per packet and 0.520 cubic feet per case. The shelf life for this ration is 5 years at 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

WHAT IS IN IT?
The ration contains 6 compressed bars consisting of 2 cereal bars, 3 cookie bars, and 1 sucrose bar which are sealedin trilaminate pouches and packed in a water resistant, paperboard box. Lemon tea, soup and gravy base are alsoincluded. Each packet provides 1447 kilocalories (5% protein, 39% fat, and 56% carbohydrate). It is designed toprovide a maximum of 8% of the calories from protein in order to minimize metabolic water requirements.

HOW DO I EAT IT?
The individual prepares the food. Fourteen ounces of water are required to reconstitute the lemon tea, soup and gravy base.

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
Depends on how they are stored. Generally, the shelf life for this ration is 5 years at 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

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