Figure 2-11.--Attaching cargo shelf and load.
Figure 2-12.--Adjusting shoulder and waist straps.
3. Insert the looped end of the waist strap around
contained in a soft container, the closed strap may crush
the lower part of the frame, as shown, and pull tight.
ATTACHING THE CARGO SHELF AND
To release, pull upon the end of the strap to open
CARGO TO THE FRAME.-- The cargo shelf is simply
slipped onto either the middle or bottom of the back of
the frame, as shown in figure 2-11, view A. It is used to
ADJUSTING THE SHOULDER AND WAIST
support such loads as 5-gallon water or gas cans, cases
STRAPS.-- The shoulder and waist straps have
of ammunition, field rations, radio, or other bulky items.
adjustment buckles that are used after the straps are
attached to the load and you have the straps and load
A load is shown partially tied to the frame with the
over your shoulder.
cargo tiedown straps (fig. 2-11, view B). Two are
furnished with each issue.
The following two steps for adjusting the shoulder
and waist straps correspond to the two actions shown in
The tie-down strap buckle is made for a secure hold
of the load to the frame. Proper adjustment, however, is
important. The top strap, as shown in figure 2-11, view
1. Shoulder straps. Pull down on the loose end of
B, is wrapped around the load and frame but not pulled
the webbing to shorten the strap. To lengthen it or to
tight. To secure the load, insert the hooked end in the
loosen it for slipping off the load easily, pull up on the
buckle, as shown in view C, and the loose end pulled in
the direction of the arrow for a fairly tight hold, but
2. Waist straps. Open the buckle and slide it either
leaving some slack The fastener is then pushed into the
away from or toward the front. Sliding it away from the
closed position, as shown in view D, which takes up the
front tightens the strap; sliding it toward the front
remaining slack. If enough slack is not left before
loosens the strap. Close the buckle to hold the
closing the fastener, closing it puts too much tension on
the strap and it does not fully close; or if the load is