Figure 2-29.--Folding shelter half.
should clean it and oil the threads of the locking nut.
When carrying the entrenching tool, turn each blade so
it is parallel with and against the handle.
Canteen and Cup
Figure 2-28.--Procedures for pitching six-man tent.
Keep the canteen and cup drained and dry when they
are not in use. Even a small amount of water left inside
the canteen may discolor or cause the contents to have
an unpleasant taste or odor. Never use the canteen for
anything except water; carbonated drinks or other
The combination entrenching tool has a pick blade
beverages with an acid content may discolor it. Never
and a shovel blade. Each blade can be moved to any of
put the canteen in an open flame or on a burner plate.
three positions by loosening the locking nut at the blade
end of the handle, adjusting the blade to the desired
position, and tightening the nut again. The new
entrenching tool has only one blade. Both tools can be
Your mess kit consists of a knife, fork spoon, meat
used for digging fighting holes, breaking hard ground,
tray, and vegetable tray. The two trays are placed
and clearing brush or undergrowth. Do not use it for
together to form a container for the knife, fork and
cutting large-size timber. After using the tool, you
spoon. The kit is carried in the field pack