Thanks Stubby! I'm actually looking at using this for a sea-side hiking trip as a trial run, so no survival at stake yet
Thanks for your input. It sounds like the unit has just been stored in its' case in life rafts with the Navy until this point. So, I'm not sure if that means that it has been dry stored or not. It would seem to me that if they were removed from the rafts recently, they should still work, but I'm no expert.
When they are stored, what solution would you recommend? Would plain old white vinegar do?