Survival plastic is a thin, cloth-like material supplied in two 10m by 10m sheets rolled and packed into a small belt pouch. The kit also contains 100 meters of cord capable of holding up to 300kg and a small tube of adhesive. The container also contains small plastic cards with instructions for various uses including shelters, ponchos, floats. Dozens of other uses have been devised.
The plastic is waterproof and almost tear-proof, but can be cut with a sharp knife or melted with a hot implement. One side is silvered, reflecting both light and heat. The other side has a camouflage pattern.