SECTION V. UNIT MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Unit maintenance personnel shall perform the maintenance functions described in this section as authorized by
the Maintenance Allocation Chart.
MAINTENANCE OF TENT, KITCHEN
4.11 TENT BODY.
This task covers:
INITIAL SETUP :
General Safety Instructions
Tentage Repair Kit (Appendix E, AAL)
CLEANING SOLVENT and COATING COM-
POUND are both flammable and toxic. Do not
use these materials near an open flame and
Nylon Cord (Item 5, Appendix F)
keep the liquids away from the skin and cloth-
ing. Wear a respirator when a spray gun is
(Item 1, Appendix F)
used, and apply substances only in a well ven-
Fairlead (Appendix C)
tilated or open area.
Soap (Item 3, Appendix F)
Solvent (Item 2, Appendix F)
If contact on bare skin is made with either of
these liquids, wash exposed areas of the skin
Immediately with warm, soapy water Rinse
with clean, clear water. Refer to FM 21-11 for
Test the tensile strength of the fabric around damaged areas by grasping a small fold of fabric between
the thumb and forefinger of each hand.
Grip the fabric so that the tips of the forefingers touch, then tug on the fabric several times.
If the fabric does not tear, the damaged area can be repaired with a patch slightly larger than the
damaged area. Refer to FM 10-16.
If the fabric tears, test additional areas around the damaged area to determine the extent of
deterioration and the size of the patch needed. Repair as required. Refer to FM 10-16.