(1) Carrier. The carrier (1) is made of cotton
(5) ABC-M8 VGH chemical agent detector
duck material. Nylon pile hook-and-loop tape serves as
a fastener. The name SOIL SAMPLING KIT is marked
on the dosing flap. Two metal keepers (carrying clips)
(a) Description. Twenty-five sheets oil
are attached to the back of the carrier. Inside the carrier
ABC-M8 VGH chemical agent detector paper are bound
are two loop straps for holding two extraction fluid bottles
in a book (8). Each sheet is perforated so that it can be
torn out of the book for use. Instructions for using the
detector paper are printed on the back cover of the book.
(2) Soil extraction bag. The soil extraction
A color-comparison guide is printed on the inside of the
bag (4) is a flat plastic bag with a wide opening at the
top. A pair of plastic tie straps extend from the sides at
the top of the bag. The bottom of the bag tapers to form
(b) Use. The ABC-M8 VGH chemical
a collapsible funnel which is equipped with cotton filter
agent detector paper is used to detect liquid V, G, or H
(A). A paper clip (C) fits over the bottom of the bag to
agent on liquid or on solid surfaces.
hold the paper spacer (B) in position and to close off the
bottom of the bag.
b. Use. The components of the soil sampling kit
are used in the field to collect soil and water samples,
(3) Soil collection bag. The soil collection bag
samples from contaminated surfaces, munition
(6) is a flat plastic bag with a wide opening at the top and
fragments, materiel fragments, small objects and dead
a sealed bottom. A pair of plastic tie straps extend from
animals. The carrier is used as a shipping container for
the sides at the top of the bag.
transmitting samples to the General Chemical
Laboratory (FM 21-40).
(4) Extraction fluid bottle. The extraction fluid
bottle (3) is a square, clear-glass bottle with a black
6. Vials Container
plastic screwcap. It contains 5 grams of anhydrous
magnesium sulfate. The bottle has a frosted marking
a. Description. The vials container (3, fig. 3) is a
surface. A strip of black plastic pressure-sensitive tape
partitioned cardboard box with a cover (1). The cover of
for resealing the bottle is attached to the side of the
the box has a pull tab (2). The vials container holds four
vials of sterile liquid (4) and four empty vials (5).
3 Vials container
2 Pull tab
4 Sterile liquid vial
5 Empty sterile vial
Figure 3. Vials container.