Survival Kit

Brooke Clarke 2010 - 2021

Background
Major Components
    Bag 1
    Bag 2
    Mirror
    M-186 Pocket Flare Gun
Manuals
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Vietnam
                Survival Kit
Major Components
Vietnam
                Survival Kit

Background 

This is a survival kit that was issued after the Korean conflict (timeline).  It was used during the same time period as the SDU-5/E Distress Strobe Light, the PRC-25 & PRC-77 radios, and other survival equipment.  Note that our understanding of medicine has advanced since this kit was designed and today the contents would be different.

Major Components

Bag

Part 1

Vietnam Survival Kit
          Part 1

  1. Sealed Plastic Bag
  2. Plastic Container
  3. Adhesive Plaster
  4. Matches
  5. Bouillon Cubes
  6. Oxytetracycline Tablets - (Wiki) - was the second of the broad-spectrum tetracycline group of antibiotics to be discovered.
  7. Sweet Chocolate Ration Bar
  8. Dextro-AmphetamineSulfate Tablets - (Wiki) - a psychostimulant drug which is known to produce increased wakefulness and focus in association with decreased fatigue and decreased appetite
  9. APC Tablets - All Purpose Capsule (Excedrin:  Aspirin, Paracetamol, and Caffeine. Paracetamol = acetaminophen = Tylenol Wiki: Excedrin)
  10. Bacitracin Opthalmic Ointment - (Wiki) - very effective topical antibiotic
  11. Chloroquine (Wiki) & Primaquine (Wiki)  Phosphates Tablets - drugs used in the treatment or prevention of malaria
  12. Bandage, Absorbent, Adhesive
  13. Aluminum Foil ( Fold to make container for heating fluids or cooking.)
  14. Soaped Tissues, Wrapped
  15. Sewing Kit
  16. Fishhooks and Line
  17. Fraass Surgical Mfg. Co. Inc. (then FRAASS Survival Systems) - Kit List

Part 2

Vietnam Survival
            Kit Part 2

  1. Plastic Container
  2. Adhesive Plaster
  3. Matches
  4. Compress, Gauze
  5. Bouillon Cubes
  6. Sweet Chocolate Ration Bar (2 ea)
  7. Bandage, Absorbent Adhesive
    2329262 Surgical Dressing Unit, Johnson & Johnson, Sep 14, 1943 - test string to open package
    2703083 Adhesive Bandage, W.J. Gross, Mar 1955 - vinylidene chloride adhesive to stick to skin
  8. Soaped Tissues, Wrapped
  9. Water Purification Tablets, Iodine
  10. Benzalkonium Chloride Tincture (Wiki) - skin disinfectant
  11. Petroleum jelly  (tube) - (Wiki) - no longer believed to be the "cure-all" that is was back then
  12. Hacksaw Blade 4" Long (missing)
  13. Razor Blade (single edge)
  14. Lipstick, Sunburn Preventative
  15. Fraass Surgical Mfg. Co. Inc. Kit List

Survival Mirror

Survival Mirror
2395605 Light Directing Device, Larry L. Young, Application Dec 7 1943, issued Feb 26 1946 -
You move the mirror so that the "+" on your face (12) overlaps the "+" in the back of the mirror.  Then the image of the Sun is where the "+" is pointing (7).
patent 2395605
                  Light Directing Device patent 2395605
                  Light Directing Device

M-186 Pocket Flare Gun

M-186 Pocket Flare
          Gun
The chamber is threaded 7/16-20 and the flare has that thread.  May be the same as a tear gas pocket pen gun?
If you know of a source for flares (new old stock or used spent) let me know.
Very similar to a tear gas gun.

YouTube: Mk 79 Pen Flare Pistol (6:16) Small Pistol Primer - Fireworks handheld star pen gun (10:20) 209 Shotgun Primer -

1608359 Fountain pen and attachment, Biason Sergio M, Nov 23, 1926, 42/51, 42/1.9, 42/69.1 -
1173464 Pocket-firearm, Leo Louis Rogers, Edmund C Moore, Feb 29, 1916, 42/53, 42/1.9, 30/123 -
1663834 Fountain-pen-shaped pistol, Goss Byron C, Mar 27, 1928, 42/1.8, 42/1.9 -
1664049 Firearm, Eeginald F. Sedgley, Mar 27, 1928,
1681172 Novelty pistol, Cocho Frederick S, Aug 21, 1928, 42/1.9 -
1684049
1752178
Fountain-pen gun, Huguenin Fernand L, Mar 25, 1930, 42/2, 42/1.9 -
1760674 Pistol, Von Frantzius Peter, May 27, 1930, 42/1.8, 42/1.9 -
1772070 Gas gun, Darley William S, Aug 5, 1930, 42/2, 42/1.9, 42/1.8 -  Pen format
1772656 Gas-cartridge-firing device, Abbott Scott M, Aug 12, 1930, 42/2, 42/1.9, 42/1.8 -
1775178 Pistol, Von Frantzius Peter, Sep 9, 1930 - tear gas pen(See: http://militaryradio.com/spyradio/misc_clan.html
1897992 Gas Gun, Lake Erie Chemical Co, Feb 21 1933 - Pen format
2350717 Signaling device, George Blair, Jun 6, 1944, 42/2, 102/346, 42/70.8, 102/336, 42/1.15 -  
2375314 Flashless discharger and flare, Herbert E Mills, Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Co, 1945-05-08 - looks like a CO2 cartridge to loft the flare
2436751
Discharger, Comiskey Frederick K, Hammell Kemper M, Eureka Williams Corp, Feb 24, 1948, 102/342, 42/51, 42/1.15 - signal flare 
2757474 Pen type tear gas gun, Williams Don C, Aug 7, 1956, 42/1.8, 42/1.9, 42/69.1 -
2844902 Fountain pen pistol, Gaylord Jr Sol Harry, James Tollinger, Gaylord Prod Inc, Jul 29, 1958, 42/1.9 -
2880543 Pistol, Von Frantzius Peter, Hercules Gas Munitions Corp, Apr 7, 1959, 42/1.8, 42/76.1, 42/1.9 -  
3044360 Flare gun, Lang Anton G, Stefan Russell O, Filed: Dec 1, 1960, Pub:  Jul 17, 1962, 89/1.1, 102/342, 42/1.15 - the flares are larger in diameter than the body of the launcher.  Uses a .22 CB blank as the propellant.  There is no barrel in the launcher.  This may be the patent for the M-186?
3378944 Flare launching device, Lamp Edward F, Robert Mainhardt, MB Associates, Apr 23, 1968, 42/1.15, 42/2 -
    3698320 Telescopic Rocket
    3702090 Sheet igniter, Charles T Hoard, MB Associates (Tracor Aerospace), 1972-11-07, 89/1.813; 89/1.816; 89/27.3 -  to ignite a 2-dimensional array of rockets
    3710720 High Energy minimum lethality weapon system
    3717068 Rocket Launcher
    3717069 Rocket Launcher
    3728809 Projectile launcher baton
    3762329 Lethal expandable projectile
    3771152 Intrusion Detector, MB Associates (Tracor), Nov 6, 1973,  - electrostatic field type
    3797359 Multi-flechette weapon
    3802108 Smooth bore gun adapter
    3815502 Lethal expandable projectile
    3855920 Personnel Distress Signal
    3962865 Rocket motor construction
    4002122 Microjet fuse, Bert B. Gould, MB Associates, (Tracor Aerospace), 1977-01-11 102/202; 102/202.14 -
    4029223 Bus Loader - wheelchair
3707794 Concealed single shot firing mechanism, Livingston R, Rocha J, Us Army, Jan 2, 1973, 42/1.9, 42/69.1, 42/1.14, 42/106, 42/52, 42/1.8, 42/1.16 - disguised in tripod leg
4490935 Pen gun, Joseph Plachy, Jan 1, 1985, 42/1.09, 401/195 - 
5062230 Pen gun, Robert J. Braverman, Isaak M. Shklyarov, R. J. Braverman Corp., Nov 5, 1991, 42/1.09 -   YouTube: Forgotten Weapons -
9328985 Single shot firearm, Alexander R. Malcolm, Altor Corp (web page), 2016-05-03, - Cites 42 prior art patents - this has the look and feel of a zip gun (Wiki)

Number         Priority           Pub          Inventor  Assignee                                Title

US19328A na
 1858-02-09  J.F. Thomas      cane-guns

US29676A na
1860-08-21 A. Davis     cane-guns

US398595A na
1889-02-26 S.H. Emmens   Gun and Projectile for the same

US628142A 1897-11-18 1899-07-04 Eric Herman Ericson   Cane-gun.

US1059405A 1912-02-16 1913-04-22 Horace M Sprague
Simplex Arms Mfg Co Folding pistol.

US1262060A 1917-05-24 1918-04-09 Brown & Bigelow    Toy gun.

US1320493A 1919-11-04 1919-06-18  S. Pelc & F. Pelc   Cane-Gun

US1608359A 1926-01-30 1926-11-23 Sergio M Biason   Fountain pen and attachment

US1664049A 1928-03-27 1927-12-31 Reginald F. Sedgley   Firearm (pen gun)

US1681172A 1928-04-05 1928-08-21 Frederick S Cocho   Novelty pistol (pen gun) 

USRE17571E 1930-01-21 1928-03-27 Reginald F. Sedgley   Firearm (pen gun) (1664049)

US1752178A 1928-09-24 1930-03-25 Fernand L Huguenin   Fountain-pen gun

US1897992A 1932-04-06 1933-02-21 Adrian S Ailes
Lake Erie Chemical Company Disabling gas firing weapon

US2195711A 1933-06-05 1940-04-02 Clarence A Williams   Hand weapon

US2444920A 1947-01-13 1948-07-13 Jr George B Davis    Firing mechanism

US2521083A 1948-03-05 1950-09-05 Nasello Roy   Toy gun and cocking mechanism therefor

US2634535A 1950-08-07 1953-04-14 Arnold L Parker    Policeman's club and cartridge firing mechanism

US2741872A 1953-09-04 1956-04-17 Joseph A Sigg   Multiple action toy gun

US2844902A 1954-08-12 1958-07-29 Jr Sol Harry Gaylord,
Tollinger James
Gaylord Prod Inc Fountain pen pistol

US3172118A 1956-12-31 1965-03-09 Caro Charles J De
Robert W Henning
Olin Mathieson Cocking means for the firing pin of an explosively actuated tool

US3241259A 1964-07-29 1966-03-22 James M Mcbride   Multiple cartridge gas club

US3385601A 1965-05-19 1968-05-28 William R Black
Outers Lab Inc Billy club with hand guard and personnel immobilizing agent

US3583088A 1968-03-14 1971-06-08 Gert Buck,
Erwin Niessner,
Rudiger Van Acken
Messrs Buck Kg Handgun firing mechanism and safety therefor

US3609901A 1968-03-25 1971-10-05 Zbrojovka   Operating mechanism for explosion-operated devices

US3619930A 1968-07-08 1971-11-16 Richard Rinker   Firing mechanism with a pivoted finger piece mounted on a pivoted trigger link

US3707794A 1963-04-16 1973-01-02 J Rocha, 
R Livingston
US Army Concealed single shot firing mechanism

US3729853A 1967-11-24 1973-05-01 J Critcher
AAI Corp Underwater pistol

US4016666A 1976-05-06 1977-04-12 Finn Charles   A  Clipboard incorporating weapon

US4447977A 1982-02-01 1984-05-15 Holmgren Steven   A  Multi-faceted firing device

US4489515A 1983-03-21 1984-12-25 Numbers Jody L   Concealable firearm

US4490935A 1980-11-03 1985-01-01 Joseph Plachy   Pen gun

US4722148A 1985-06-14 1988-02-02 Hylton R. Walker
Aserma Mfg Firearm (4-barrel pistol)

US5062230A 1990-11-05 1991-11-05 Robert J. Braverman,
Isaak M. Shklyarov
R. J. Braverman Corp. Pen gun

US5062231A 1991-02-08 1991-11-05 Robert J. Braverman,
Isaak M. Shklyarov
R. J. Braverman Corp. Duel profile pen gun

US5105569A 1990-04-03 1992-04-21 Richard A. Straitiff   Single shot pistol

US5271312A 1990-12-14 1993-12-21 Bryant L. Lishness,
Paul A. Scirica
Colt's Manufacturing Company Inc. Locating spring and plunger assembly for a firearm

US5388361A 1994-03-22 1995-02-14 James E. Alexander    Nightstick with shell-firing mechanism

US20040088897A1 2002-11-12 2004-05-13 Braverman Robert Joseph   
 Dual profile pen gun

US20060048425A1 2004-09-08 2006-03-09 Frickey Steven J    Forwardly-placed firearm fire control assembly

US7506467B2 2003-11-26 2009-03-24 Maldonado Ferreira Lopes
Childproof and accident-proof rotating percussion handgun

US7739821B1 2007-05-15 2010-06-22 Wayne Eugene Hamme  
Folding pistol

US7905042B2 2008-07-07 2011-03-15 Matthew Morman Carmel   Handheld single shot firearm
20040088897 Dual profile pen gun, Robert Braverman, May 13, 2004, 42/1.09 -  http://pengun.com/ -

AFM 64-15 Survival Uses of the Parachute, 1956 (pdf)

AFM 64-15 Survival Uses
          of the Parachute, 1956

Manuals

FM 21-76-1 - covers some of how to use this survival kit.
What's needed is the FM that was used around 1956, if you know what it was - Let me know

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Links

YouTube: 1967 Vietnam Era Pilot Survival Escape Evasion Kit SEEK Test Fire Emergency Pen Flare Gun (Not MRE) -
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