AN IMPROVISED C-RATION SLEEVE LITTER
ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT FORT RUCKER AL
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A field expedient litter made from 2 stout poles and 3 to 6 C-ration sleeves is described. Laboratory tests showed the sleeves to be statically and dynamically strong enough to support the weight of a patient for long carries. When 6 sleeves were used, a rigid litter 75 inches long and 19 inches wide was produced which, with proper padding, can be used to transport patients with long bone or spinal fractures. Recommendations are made for the preparation of such a litter in the field situation.
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