Manual of Pack Transportation

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1917 - 244 pages
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Page 3 - By order of the Secretary of War: HL SCOTT, Major General, Chief of Staff. Official: HP MCCAIN, The Adjutant General.
Page 17 - when, mounted on his favorite mule, he would sing some Spanish ditty when visiting friends in some nearby hamlet; a man who never turned his back on a foe or forsook a friend in moments of peril, honest and honorable in all his dealings with his fellow men, kind to animals in his care, with a love for his calling and thoroughly imbued with an 'esprit de corps
Page 40 - ... applied after washing with castile soap. When the oil is dry the equipments should be sponged lightly with Crown soap and water, which will remove the surplus remaining on the surface. If a polish is desired a thin coat of russet leather polish issued by the Ordnance Department should be applied and rubbed briskly with a dry cloth. Particular care should be taken not to use too much Crown soap or water, as the result will be detrimental to the life of the leather. In no case should leather be...
Page 164 - No. 4, 22-inch cotton duck. The canvas is cut 4 inches shorter than the length of the body of the aparejo. It is faced on both sides with leather 4 inches wide from end to end and 5 inches wide across ends. These facings when put on must be allowed to extend over the sides and ends of canvas so as to make the cover three-eighths inch wider and longer than the aparejo; to be sewed with seam at each edge. The sewing on end or bottom facings must extend to ends of facing.
Page 50 - ... the right hand. Now receive the coils from the left hand, between the thumb and two first fingers of the right hand, and, retaining the grip on the free ends of the rope by the two last fingers of each hand, throw the coils over the aparejo to the off side, separating the ropes at the same time, as the length of the packs may determine. A loop of the rope is thus made to hang down on the "off" side of the aparejo, while the two ends called, respectively, the "front" and "rear" ropes, hang down...
Page 165 - The conical facing to be provided with three f-inch holes, two 6 inches apart and one-half inch from rod, the third in center and 1 inch from top. To fasten cincha and latigo strap with lacing, bring the ends together and pass through hole at center from underneath, allowing a loop of one-half inch to remain underneath, separate ends, and pass down through holes at end. Take the folds of latigo, ring up, and pass the right end of lacing through loop from right to left and into left-hand hole in...
Page 46 - Procure a marline spike ; cause pack to rest on its end ; face one of the narrower sides; squeeze the sack about 4 inches below the farther corner with both hands, so as to bring the hands toward one another. Through the portion of the sack thus included pass the spike, and form hole large enough for strand to pass through. Pass the end of strand through hole formed, and draw it through until bowline knot meets hole; hold strand taut; tap lightly on knot with heel of right foot, drawing slack as...
Page 165 - Fold 1^2 inches from square end and lay into this fold a 5-16-inch iron rod 9 inches long; lay it over end of cincha and sew down with one seam across the end, so as to catch the short or under side of facing, and two seams onehalf inch apart along the edge of conical facing. Care must be taken that the sewing extends to ends, so that the 5-16-inch iron rod will not escape.
Page 16 - ap-pa-ray-ho"), a pack saddle, is believed to be of Arabian origin; the Arabs being a nomadic and pastoral people, employing the camel, horse, burro and its cross descendant, the mule, indigenous to Asiatic countries. The origin of the aparejo dates back to the employment of these animals as beasts of burden from remotest ages. The aparejo was introduced into Spain by the Moors (see footnote) on the conquest of that country in the eighth century, and on the discovery or the western continent (America)...
Page 167 - For thumb piece take a piece of leather 12 inches long and 3J inches wide; punch and slit in 1 inch from edge and 3 inches from ends on each side. Lap the sides inward, so as to catch edges, and sew down with one seam. Draw it well together and cut ends, so as to shape in between straps; place in center of crown and sew down with one seam on edge, and rivet on each side of crown.

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