Accession Number:

AD0654638

Title:

EVALUATION OF A PROPOSED WALK-AROUND SLEEPING BAG FOR COLD WEATHER SURVIVAL.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Feb-Mar 66,

Corporate Author:

ARCTIC AEROMEDICAL LAB FORT WAINWRIGHT ALASKA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

A proposed Walk-Around Sleeping Bag for inclusion in the F-111 and survival kits for other aircraft was evaluated in a cold chamber with temperatures below -40F. Rectal temperature drops of 1C were experienced with a mean heat debt of 57 kcalsq m during six-hour exposures with human subjects. It was shown that insulation was insufficient and that larger men could not don this garment. Recommendations were made to drop consideration of this garment in favor of standard Air Force down-filled arctic survival equipment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE