TENT FABRIC ASSEMBLIES
Tools and Special Tools
Repair Tent Fabric Assemblies with Adhesive Patch Application
Do not use adhesive patch repair on insulated liners. The patch will not adhere correctly,
and the use of adhesive may damage the liner material. Use hand stitched patches if
necessary, or contact Unit Maintenance.
1. Repairs to the tent fabric assemblies will be limited to rips and tears or holes not exceeding 6 inches.
Use the tentage repair kit to accomplish the repair. Consult FM 10-16 for specific guidelines of
2. Although the fabric assemblies can be repaired during operational use when necessary, it is
recommended that the fabric be repaired when the tent is not in use. The fabric assemblies should be
clean and dry.
3. Obtain a clean, round patch (Figure 1, Item 1) from bulk material or salvage that is at least 1 inch
larger than the damaged fabric area (Figure 1, Item 2) in all directions.
4. Place the damaged fabric area (Figure 1, Item 2) on a flat surface, or place a piece of softwood (or
similar) under the damaged fabric area.
5. Center patch (Figure 1, Item 1) over damaged fabric area (Figure 1, Item 2). Draw a circle on fabric
around patch, then remove patch.
6. Clean damaged fabric area (Figure 1, Item 2) inside circle.