Figure 2-16.--Ground mat attached to medium pack.
Insert the webbing at the top of the strap through
the metal loop on the top of the pack and pull it tight.
(See fig. 2-15, view A.)
Insert the looped end of the strap through the D
ring at the bottom of the pack through the strap loop and
pull it tight. (See fig. 2-15, view B.)
Be sure the strap with the quick release is over your
Figure 2-15.--Attaching shoulder straps to medium pack.
When the medium pack is to be worn in
2. To loosen the drawstring, push the button on the
extreme cold climates, it must be worn on the
buckle up with your thumb and pull down.
frame. See figure 2-18 for the manner of attach-
3. Each pocket is closed by threading the webbing
ment. Using the frame prevents accumulation
through the buckle and pulling tight. For ease of opening
of perspiration in the area where the pack makes
a pocket, unsnap the lower end of the tie-down. This
contact with the back of the individual, which
allows you to close the pocket again without threading
could cause rapid cooling of the individual.
the webbing through the buckle.
Attaching the Ground Mat
Insert the main flap tie-down straps through the
webbed loops on top of the main flap, pull them down
The ground mat can be carried inside the pack or
over the pack through the bottom buckles, and pull them
attached to the outside. Figure 2-16 shows one way of
carrying it by attaching it to the bottom of the medium
pack with two cargo straps pulled through the loops on
Attaching the Shoulder Straps
the bottom of the pack.
to the Medium Pack
The medium pack is often carried using the shoulder
The large pack is a special-purpose pack used to
straps without the pack frame, as shown in figure 2-15.
carry excessively large loads (up to 70 pounds) that
would be required for Arctic or other special missions.
To attach the straps to the pack, follow the same
It is much the same as the medium pack except for its
procedure as used in attaching the straps to the frame.