INDIVIDUAL HOT CLIMATE SURVIVAL KIT-Continued
the slider or loop end. Sew across the double thickness webbing. From the bottom cross-stitch
make a 1 x 1-1/4 box stitch. Do this to both 42 inch straps. After the loop is on the center bar of
the slide, take the webbing and put the metal loop on and snake the webbing under, over and
back thru the slide (figure 2-7(Sheet 2 of 3). Take the reinforcement strap, measure down from
the pocket seam 3/4 inch and sew the seared end of the carrying strap underneath (figure 2-7)
using a boxed x stitch, figure 2-7. Do this to both carrying straps.
Bottom attaching points.
For the loop strap, figure 2-7, cut 2 pieces of webbing, 1-1/2 inch wide orange- yellow
10-112 inches long, sear both ends to prevent fraying. Cut 2 pieces of 1-112 inch wide
webbing orange-yellow, 3-1/2 inches long, sear both ends to prevent fraying. Feed one
end of the 10-112 inch long webbing thru the metal loop of the carrying strap, figure 2-
7(Sheet 2 of 3); 3/4 inch from the bottom seam of the case, sew the loop strap
underneath the loop strap reinforce- ment webbing, the 3-1/2 inch piece. Figure 2-7. This
is to be sewn on the same side as the carrying strap. DO NOT CROSS THE CASE with
the loop strap.
The thread used for this is nylon, type I or 11, class 1, color O.D., shade S-1, size FF MI
L SPEC V-T-295.
Replacing a connecting strap. Replace a damaged connecting strap on the outside of the kit inner
case by fabricating as follows:
Cut the stitching which secures the strap assembly connecting strap to the kit inner case body,
and remove the strap assembly from the case body. Further remove the attaching strap and
quick fit adapter from each end of the connecting strap by cutting the stitching on the strap ends.
Inspect each of the quick fit adapters for serviceability and replace a quick fit adapter, as
required, with a serviceable item from stock.
Cut a 23-3/8-inch length of 1-23/32-inch-wide, type Vlll nylon webbing and sear the ends.
Make a contrasting colored mark at a point 5-1/8 inches from each end of the webbing length.
Using original construction details and the details in figure 2-9, pass one of the strap ends from
the top, down and around the attaching bar of a serviceable quick fit adapter and aline the strap
end with the nearest 5-1/8-inch mark made in 4 above. Beginning 1/8 inch back from the
stitching a 3-inch-long, double-X-box- stitch formation with one double end in accordance with
paragraph 2-7, using the specifics in table 2-3. Make the stitching 118 inch in from each webbing