6. Attach the front suspender straps to the eyelets
on either side of the belt buckle when the ammo pouches
Figure 2-5.--Attaching the suspenders to the ammo pouches and
are not used. When M-16 ammo pouches are used,
attach them to the suspenders, as shown in the sketch.
Attaching Suspenders to the Ammunition
Pouches and Belt
Attach the carrier to the belt on the left side by
The following six steps used in attaching suspenders
means of the two slide keepers on the back of the carrier
to the ammunition pouch and belt correspond to the six
as close as possible to the ammunition pouch. (See fig.
actions shown in figure 2-5:
1. Open the snap hooks for attaching the
NOTE: Place the entrenching tool in the carrier so
suspenders to the belts by pushing the hookup and out
the handle faces toward the front and the shovel blade
of the side retaining closure. When the hook is engaged
is to the back of the carrier.
into the eyelets, snap it back into its closed position.
Attaching the Canteen Cover
2. Attach the back suspender strap hooks into the
eyelets (top row of belt) located to the right and left of
Attach the cover onto the right side of the belt by
the eyelet centrally located on the back of the equipment
means of the two slide keepers on the back. Attach it as
close as possible to the ammunition pouch (See fig. 2-6.)
3. Attach the front suspender strap hooks to the
Carry water purification tablets in the small
strap support eyelet located on the top row on the back
pocket on the canteen cover. A touch-and-close fastener
is provided for securing the pocket flap.
4. Attach the small items (first-aid/compass case,
flashlight) to the web and metal loops on each shoulder
Attaching the First-Aid
5. Use the elastic loops on each of the adjustment
This case can be attached by means of the slide
straps to secure the loose ends of the straps after
keeper on the back of the case in either of the following
positions: (See fig. 2-6.)