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Overall view of the survival kit's rucksack.

Picture 2 of 2.

From left to right, the kit contains a water can; the survival lights, the emergency beacon, and the desalter kit (two plastic bags with the cords and white labels and the cardboard box); another water can; what would appear to be the sunblock and the first aid kit; and a third water container (this particular can is wider at the top because it is triangular-shaped to fit the available stowage space).

The rucksack lid contains what would appear to be the emergency beacon's spacecraft connector and three pairs of sunglasses.

Each water container held 4.5 pounds (a bit over a half gallon) of water. The desalter kit could produce a pint of potable water from sea water in about an hour; depending upon the source of information, the kit contained six, eight, or 16 of the chemical packets required for this conversion.

The sunglasses had soft fabric frames for compactness and to resist breakage.

Water cans in Apollo Survival Kit at Destination Moon
Time picture taken Thu Aug 23 11:36:16 2018
Location picture taken Boeing Hall
St. Louis Science Center
St. Louis, MO
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