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must be held to leeward to prevent burning particles
from falling on persons in lifeboat.
k. Ditty bag. Canvas bag containing sail twine and
L Drinking cups. At least three drinking cups of
rust-resisting material, lanyard attached. Cans are saved
to give men receptacles for eating and drinking.
m. Drinking water. In each lifeboat, minimum
amount of fresh water. in quarts is 15 times carrying
capacity marked on each side of boat. Water is stored
in metal tanks or in wooden kegs, called breakers. Rust
in drinking water is harmless. Each container is legibly
marked with its capacity in U. S. gallons. All available
containers should be used to collect rain water to aug-
,ment the water supply.
n. First-aid kit. A first-aid kit containing the equip-
ment listed below and packed in a strong, watertight
container is provided in each boat:
2 units-1-inch adhesive compress, each unit con-
taining 16 compresses.
1 unit-ammonia inhalant, four tubes, 2 cc. per
tube; and 4 drinking cups.
1 scissors, blunt.
1 unit-gauze compress, 24 by 72 inches.
2 units-3 ounces tannic acid jelly in not less than
two tubes. The jelly is 10 percent tannic acid
with 5 percent sulfadiazine.
1 unit-3 eye pads, adhesive strips; 3 tubes eye
dressing not less than " ounce each.
1 unit-3 vials of iodine, 10 cc. each.
1 unit-4-inch bandage compress.
2 units-4 each, 2-inch bandage compress.
1 unit-triangular bandage, 40-inch.
1 unit-6 yards of 4-inch gauze bandage.
2 units-containing tourniquet and forceps.
1 unit-splint-wire or equivalent.
1 dozen safety pins.
o. Fishing kit (fig. 26). This kit is packed in a metal,
waterproof, key-opening can. Marking onr container
reads, "Emergency Fishing Kit-Open Only' for Actual
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