Survival, Abandon Ship
What is it?
The Food Packet, Survival, Abandon Ship is used by the Navy to sustain one person for 3 days (using 2 bars per day) who must abandon ship and is designed to fit in the storage areas of lifesaving craft. The weight of this ration is 5.20 ounces per packet; 5.75 pounds per intermediate box, and 48 pounds per case. The volume is 17 cubic inches per packet, .16 cubic feet per intermediate box and 1.36 cubic feet per case. There are 25 packets per case.
What's in it?
The packet contains calorically dense cereal bars with a minimum of six equally shaped, commercially available, individually wrapped bars per intermediate box. The ration is strictly a short-term survival food whose consumption will help to minimize the negative metabolic effects of acute starvation. Each packet provides approximately 2400 kilocalories (54% carbohydrate). The components are compatible with potable water restrictions.
How do I eat it?
There is no preparation necessary except opening packages.
How long will it last
The components have maximum stability for storage in on-deck craft under all climatic conditions. They meet the shelf life criteria stated in U.S. Coast Guard Regulations Governing Emergency Provisions for Lifeboats and Liferafts. The shelf life is 84 months at 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
How can I order it?
The NSN for this ration is 8970-01-434-3192. Point of contact is at (215) 737-3852, DSN: 444-3852.
We can only sell Operational Rations (MREs, UGRs, etc) to the U.S. Military Services and other authorized federally-funded agencies. We can not sell to the private sector (individual, business, or other organizations). For further information, please click here and read our Customer Eligibility Policy towards the bottom of the page.
CONUS- 7 to 10 BUSINESS days
Hawaii & Alaska- 45-60 days
OCONUS- 60 to 90 days
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