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As in any army operation requiring precise abilities, similar to hiking, a few distinctive apparatus and coaching specific to the venture needs to be coated. The Marine Corps has followed this education for this very cause. This education allows Marines at the tying of knots, rope platforms, mountaineering / descending vertical and close to vertical landscapes - all whereas in a wrestle atmosphere.

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Responsible unit code. Example: S-96-0001-150/11mm-F2/8 Example meaning: This rope is a 150 foot, 11mm, static rope, manufactured in 1996. It is the first rope issued by Fox Co 2/8. b. Recording Information in a Rope Log. Once a new rope has been serialized, the rope log for that rope should be started up. At a minimum, it should contain the following information: 1 )The rope serial number. 2 )Manufacturer. Depending on the manufacturer, ropes of the same type and diameter may vary in tensile strength, stretch factor, and durability.

Have a rope corral setup that is large enough for a company. You will need at least two assistants to demonstrate and help check knots. 1. GAIN ATTENTION. Movement over mountainous terrain in a summer mountainous environment cannot always be accomplished by an individual, a party, or a unit without the use of special equipment. The trained military mountaineer soon learns the value of his rope, and what it means if that rope is either not available or has become unserviceable due to abuse. If the rope is treated properly and with care, the rope could save your life.

NOTE: The length of the coils on the rope coil and the height of the bearer are to be considered. If the coils are too long and the bearer happens to be a shorter person, it will require the coils to be uncoiled and shortened. If this is not done, then the casualty will hang too low on the bearer’s back and make it a very cumbersome evacuation. A sling rope harness can be used around the victim’s back and the bearer’s chest, which will free the bearer’s hands. c. Pole Carry. The pole carry method is a field expedient method and should be considered as a last resort only, when narrow ledges must be traversed; vegetation limits the bearers to a narrow trail.

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