Figure 2-38.--Adjustments to sleeping bag and sleeping bag case.
the slider up to the very top. (See fig. 2-38.) This
sleeping equipment for added warmth and comfort
releases the slide fastener-immediately along its
and to keep your equipment clean and dry.
entire length. To close the slide fastener after
When possible, air-dry the mat before packing
opening it in this manner, run the slider down to
it away. Place the mat on the sleeping equipment,
the bottom of the track, thread it into the other
and roll them together or roll the mat separately and
side, and pull it up again. Be sure both sides of
put it in or attach it to your field pack.
the track are close together before closing. Use
the side fastener quick-release feature only in an
emergency. Rethreading the fastener requires time,
and it is difficult to do with cold fingers.
To pack the sleeping bag, place it directly into the
waterproof clothing bag, then roll it from the top to
the bottom into a small bundle, and tie it with the tie
tapes provided at the bottom. Always carry the
sleeping bag inside its waterproof case.
The sleeping mat (fig. 2-39) is made of a
rubber-coated foam material and shaped to conform
Figure 2-39.--S1eeping mat.
to the sleeping bag. You should use the mat under the