Table 2-1. Operator Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services - continued
Location of Item
Not Fully Mission
Weekly Slide Fastener
Service slide fasteners by applying a stick
lubricant (Item 7, Appendix F).
Monthly Tent Fabric
Service tent fabric by removing accumulated
dirt, oil, and grease. Use a mild solution of
soap (Item 3, Appendix F) and warm water.
Rinse thoroughly with clear, cold, water.
SECTION III. OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
2.7 ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION FOR USE.
a. Site Selection.
(1) The ground should be level and free from projecting roots and rocks. When such a spot is not
available, a place can often be leveled and cleared. In woods, loose soil and rocks can be used to level the
Drainage can be improved by trenching around the tent and digging an outlet ditch
to divert water in the desired direction. Refer to paragraph 2.10c.
(2) The ground should be high enough for good drainage. See paragraph 2.10c(a) for additional
(3) The site should be protected from wind as much as possible.
(4) Selecting an area with a ground cover of tough top grass is desirable.
Do not select a site near dead grass and/or pine needles. These materials present
a fire hazard.
(5) During hot weather, when possible, select a site that will provide ample shade.
(6) The tent should be placed far enough from rivers and lakes so that it will be above the high water
(7) Locate tent away from dead trees or trees with large dead branches.
(8) In mountainous terrain, do not place tent in canyons or next to dry creek beds. Such areas can
quickly flood with rushing torrents of water in a very short time.
(9) Avoid locating tent at the base of a cliff or steep mountainside. There may be danger from
avalanches or falling rocks.