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2-9. OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR MODEL RAK-15 (Continued)
NON-POTABLE/DIRTY WATER (1). Only use clean, potable water as
defined in FM 10-52 (Water Supply in Theatres of Operations) when
filling the outer container. Non-potable or dirty water can cause
contamination of water or food.
OVERFILLING (2). When heating water and rations, do not fill the
outer container above the 40 fluid ounce level. Overfilling can result in
the accidental spillage of heated water.
Fill the outer container (14) with clean, potable water up to the 40 fluid ounce level line
(15), which is the lower embossed mark on the rear wall.
Place up to five unopened MRE entrees or other unopened pre-packaged food in the
inner container (13) and add sufficient clean, potable water to just cover the rations.
WATER/FOOD CONTAMINATION (2). Ensure that the inner container
and cover are clean before fitting them to the HWR. Dirt or debris will
result in contamination of water or food.
Using the folding wire handle (12), install the inner container (13) into the main case (11)
and ensure that it is properly positioned.
(10) Position the cover (8) on the hinge pivot bar (10) then carefully lower into position
making sure that it is properly aligned with the top of the main case (11).
(11) With the cover (8) in place, re-engage the latch bridle (6) with the latch hook (7) then
push the operating lever (5) to the "fully-down" position and verify that it is locked by
attempting to pull it outwards.