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As in any army operation requiring targeted talents, corresponding to climbing, a few exact apparatus and coaching specific to the challenge has to be lined. The Marine Corps has followed this education for this very cause. This education permits Marines at the tying of knots, rope platforms, mountaineering / descending vertical and close to vertical landscapes - all whereas in a strive against atmosphere.

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8) The casualty’s head may be supported using a triangular bandage or a cartridge belt passed around the pole. (9) For additional support and of movement, two additional bearers may be required, as well as a mountain coil. (a) Mountain coil is split into two equal coils. (b) Place knot of mountain coil under casualty’s lower back. (c) Additional bearers slip into each half of the hasty coil one on each side of casualty, aiding in support and movement of the casualty. d. Alpine Basket. To belay the alpine basket, the pre-rigs are attached to the bights formed coming through the loops.

10 Min) EXPEDIENT LITTERS. There are five types of expedient litters that we will talk about. They are the sling rope carry, rope coil carry, pole carry, the alpine basket and the poncho litter. a. Sling Rope Carry. The sling rope carry requires two men and a 15-foot sling rope. One as the bearer, and an assistant to help in securing the casualty to the bearer. Conscious or 103 unconscious casualties my be transported in this manner: (1) Bearer kneels on all fours and the assistant places casualty face down on bearer’s back ensuring the casualty’s armpits are even with the bearer’s shoulders.

1 )A rope serial number has five parts. The proper format for a rope serial number is as follows: 1. Type of rope: (S) - Static or (D) - Dynamic. 2. Last two digits of the year the rope was manufactured. Each rope has a shelf life of two years, after that it must not be used for any mountaineering purpose. 3. Four-digit number for that individual rope which is assigned by the responsible unit, and should be assigned sequentially as new ropes are issued out. 4. The length and diameter of the rope.

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