Section III. OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
The instructions in this section are for personnel who operate the MFK. Refer to TM 10-8340-224-13 for tent
instructions. Refer to FM 10-23 for lantern instructions. Refer to TM 10-7360-204-13&P for M2 burner unit instructions.
The basic operational configuration for the MFK is Shown in Figure 2-1.
All equipment required for this configuration arrives in one truck packed as specified in FM 10-23.
The MFK equipment is packaged in the transport mode in accordance with paragraph 2-9
Serious injury could occur if heavy equipment is moved/lifted with- out sufficient personnel to do
the job. Use proper physical lifting procedures or use a suitable lifting device or dolly. Wear
safety shoes, gloves and other suitable protective clothing.
MFK major components in the packaged configuration weigh up to 245 pounds. Ensure adequate personnel
are used to offload and carry the equipment to the operational site.
2-5. SITE SELECTION.
To prevent fires do not use flammable material as a base for the MFK. Fire may cause injury to
personnel or damage the equipment.
Choose a site clear of large rocks and trees with firm ground and good water drainage.
Approximately 600 square feet (56 square meters) is needed to set-up the MFK tent.
If possible, avoid dusty or sandy conditions.
Use gravel or other suitable material for base where ground is wet.
An additional 600 square feet (56 square meters) is needed for the FSC if used with the MFK.
2-6. ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION FOR USE.
Remove all items that were packaged in the major components of the MFK and place them in a conve-
Refer to TM 10-8340-224-13 for set-up of tent and FM-10-23 for lantern instructions.