The Improved Entrenching Tool is a lightweight, hand held implement intended for use as a shovel or as a pick to move dirt, sand, gravel, or grass, sever roots, clear brush and pound tent stakes. The Improved E-Tool is capable of operating in all terrestrial extremes (jungle, arctic and temperate environment) in all weather conditions.
The intrenching tool is intended for digging, breaking hard ground, clearing brush or undergrowth, and cutting roots, saplings, and small trees.
Keepers with interlocking slides are used to attach the various pouches to the pistol belt.
The signaling mirrors are intended to attract the attention of search and rescue parties, when in an emergency situation.
The compass, with self-luminous light sources to facilitate use during periods of darkness, is for obtaining magnetic azimuths for ground navigation, reconnaissance, and fire control purposes.
The combat casualty blankets is suitable for use as a windbreak, sunshade, poncho, or position indicator in rescue missions.
The Field Tarp is an outer protective cloth designed to provide Marines with a lightweight, waterproof covering which will also function as a ground cover, sunshade, gear cover, field litter, personal protection and/or a hasty shelter.