The Type 31 Survival Kit is designed to enable Star Army of Yamatai troops to survive more easily in situations where they are stranded or have limited supplies. It replaced the older WickedArms TA-17 Survival Kit.
The standard size survival kit is contained in a waterproof Type 31 Backpack. It is designed for use by one or two soldiers.
The Large size kit is contained in a reinforced synthetic trunk and is intended for storage in vehicles like the Type 30 Surface Terrain Vehicle. In addition to the items found in the standard size it contains:
The Sea Survival Kit (SSK) is stored in a blue-colored Type 31 Backpack marked “SEA SURVIVAL KIT” and is found on starships and small craft in the Star Army that operate over large bodies of water. The kit is a supplemental kit designed for use with the standard survival kit. It floats.
The Desert Survival Kit (DSK) became available in the summer of YE 33. It is stored in a sand-colored Type 31 Backpack marked “DESERT SURVIVAL KIT.” It is meant to be used in conjunction with a standard survival kit, not as a standalone.
This kit is designed for use in space. It allows survival in a vacuum for up to a week. It became standardized and available as a package in YE 33. The kit is stored in a chrome plastic bag with a loop and pull-string that allows it to be quickly opened even with gloves on or in freezing conditions.