(2) Requested by the Air Force, it is used to sustain personnel in any
survival situation for periods of less than five consecutive days.
b. Product Characteristics.
(1) This food packet contains six compressed bars (two cereal bars, three
cookie bars, and a sucrose bar) sealed in trilaminate pouches and packed in a water
resistant, paperboard box. Sweetened lemon tea, soup, and gravy base are also
There are 24 packets per shipping container.
Each packet provides 1447 kilocalories.
The expected shelf life for this ration is 5 years at 80F (27C).
Each packet weighs 71 pounds and the case weighs 18.21 pounds.
c. Additional Information.
(1) Limited procurement quantities contributed to the unavailability of the old
ration packed in a tin-plated steel can, which led to the adoption of flexible packaging for
(2) The GP-1 provides approximately 42 percent more calories than the
original general-purpose survival ration with essentially the same weight and volume.
1-17. FOOD PACKET, SURVIVAL, ABANDON SHIP (CANDY) (OLD VERSION)
a. Purpose. This packet is used by the Navy to sustain personnel who must
abandon ship. It is supplied in lifesaving craft aboard ships.