Figure 2-37.--Mountain sleeping bag and sleeping hag case.
for use in locations where the temperatures range from
Wear the vest over your utility shirt but under
14°F to 45°F.
additional outside layers of clothing if possible.
Here are some useful hints on the care and use of
Adjust the side laces to make the armor vest fit
the sleeping bag.
the body, leaving enough room for air to circulate; above
all, do not fit it too tightly.
Always use the sleeping bag case to protect the
bag and to provide extra warmth.
Use the protective side flaps to cover the opening
under the side laces, and protect the slide fasteners by
Keep the sleeping bag dry. Breathe through the
fastening the snap closure.
face opening to keep your breath from wetting the bag.
Fluff the bag after unrolling.
MOUNTAIN SLEEPING BAG
Put padding under the bag for warmth and
The mountain sleeping bag (fig. 2-37) is a
comfort. Use the pneumatic mattress, packboard,
mummy-shaped bag with a quick-release slide
clothes, or fir boughs for padding.
fastener at the front opening. The bag has quilted
construction and is filled with a mixture of down
Do not wear too many clothes when in the bag.
and feathers. The shape of the bag gives
Put some of them under the bag.
maximum warmth with minimum weight. A
waterproof clothing bag is provided for carrying
If your face is too cold, cover it with a towel or
and storing. The bag is laced to an outer sleeping
bag case, also shown in figure 2-37. The tie tapes
The bag is provided with a slide fastener. There
at the bottom of the bag are used to fasten the
are two methods of releasing this slide fastener.
bag at the bottom of the sleeping bag case and to
Under ordinary circumstances, pull the slide
secure the bag for packing after folding and
fastener down to release it. In an emergency, pull
rolling. The mountain sleeping bag is intended