COLD ROOM TESTS OF THE EFFICIENCY OF THE FINNISH PAPER EVACUATION BAG,
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY
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An attempt was made to determine the protection against cold afforded by the Finnish Paper Evacuation Bag with particular reference to a comparison with the Quartermaster Bag, Casualty, Evacuation, Experimental M-47. The ease of manipulation and durability under conditions of extreme cold were determined. It is concluded that 1 the paper bag is of definite value in protecting against dry still cold--the tolerance time in the bag assembly was double that with no bag 2 it is of little or no value in dry windy cold and 3 the protection that is afforded by the paper bag is not at all comparable to that afforded by the Quartermaster bag. The paper splints appear to possess desirable qualities--light weight, low heat conductivity, adequate strength, and easy application. The attractive qualities of the paper assembly--low cost, light weight and smaller bulk than the Quartermaster bag--are offset by its low durability when wet and its relatively low increment of insulation to the clothed body.
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