Inflatable Survival Gear.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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The patent application concerns survival gear in the form of inflatable snowshoes and an inflatable toboggan small enough when deflated to be backpacked until needed. The gear is fabricated from flexible panels which are separated by a number of thread-like strands. After inflation, the strands maintain a uniform insulating layer and present semirigid flat surfaces for bearing on the snow. Cleats are provided on the snowshoes for traction.
- Escape, Rescue and Survival