Figure 2-7.--Adjusting suspender straps.
To the belt on the right side next to the
Onto the webbing loop on the front of the
Attaching the Bayonet Scabbard
Attach the bayonet scabbard by its hooks to the
lower eyelets of the belt between the ammunition pouch
and the entrenching tool carrier.
Adjusting the Front and Back
Figure 2-8.--Individual existence load carriers.
After the equipment is attached to the belt and
suspenders, put it on. The following four steps in
Care should be taken in adjusting the back and front
adjusting the front and back suspender straps
straps so the belt hangs at the proper waist level, and the
correspond to the four actions shown in figure 2-7:
yoke is positioned for your maximum comfort.
1. Fasten the belt buckle.
NOTE: You may be required by different Seabee
2. Adjust the length of the back and front straps, so
units to wear more or less equipment than stated in this
the belt hangs evenly in the desired position at the waist
text. This is also true in reference to the position of the
by pulling down on the loose end of the strap to tighten
or by lifting the end of the buckle to loosen the strap.
3. Position the belt around your waist by securing
Your Individual Existence Load
the loose ends of the straps with the elastic loops.
The following 10 items of the existence load are
4. Adjust the back strap the same way, but it is best
identified, numerically, in figure 2-8:
done with the help of another person to make the adjust-
1. 1 each frame, pack ground troops