Figure 2-40.--Canvas cot and insect bar frame.
CANVAS COT AND INSECT BAR FRAME
Figure 2-41.--Using field type of insect bar with shelter half tent.
The collapsible canvas cot has three sets of fold nets.
The insect bar frame is made of wood and consists of
General instructions for cleaning, pressing, storing,
four upright members fitted to the bottom of the end cot
mending, and maintaining items of your uniform and
legs by steel clips (fig. 2-40).
equipment are provided in the following sections.
The field type of insect bar is a canopy made from
Brush clothing frequently and, whenever possible,
netting of small nylon mesh. It protects you against
outdoors in the sunlight. Always brush and sun clothing
mosquitoes, sandflies, and other small insects. The bar
before it is stored and when it is unpacked after storage.
may be used with the canvas cot by attaching a wooden
Clean clothing regularly when it is not in use. Dirty
insect bar frame to each end of the cot and tying the tie
clothing wears out rapidly because the dirt cuts textile
tapes of the net to the top corners of each frame. The net
fibers and retains moisture from perspiration. Observe
may also be used with the shelter half tent, as shown in
the following instructions:
figure 2-41, or it may be suspended from trees or bushes.
The insect net may be folded in a small bundle and
Wash cotton clothing, such as shirts, trousers, and
carried in the field pack
socks, with soap or synthetic detergent in hot water.
Wash untailored wool clothing, such as socks and
glove inserts, in mild soap or synthetic detergent with
lukewarm or cool water. Never use hot or boiling water.
The camouflage helmet band is an elastic band that
Stretch them into shape while they are drying.
may be fitted around the helmet at the base above the
rim. The band is used to hold a camouflage head net or
Dry-clean all tailored wool clothing, such as
other camouflage material, such as foliage, in place.
wool jackets and blues. Washing affects their tailored
Remove stains or soil as soon as possible because
GENERAL CARE AND MAINTENANCE
the longer they remain the harder it is to get them out.
OF CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT
Wipe coated clothing, such as ponchos and
raincoats, with a clean cloth and wash with water and
the clothing and equipment issued or sold to you. It is
mild soap or synthetic detergent. Do NOT use cleaning
your duty to see that these items are available and in
fluid on coated fabrics.
serviceable condition when they are needed.