3-9. Packing Details.
Beginning with the second stow loop from the bag bottom, attach a suspension line retainer band to each of
the suspension rope stow loops located on both sides of the deployment bag.
Cut two 24-in. lengths of type I, 1/4-in. wide cotton webbing or two 12-in. lengths of either type II or type II
nylon cord, with core threads removed, for use as suspension rope retainer ties. The retainer ties provide a
means for the deployment bag to remain connected to the suspension rope during system deployment.
Secure one retainer tie length cut in b. above, using one turn double, type 1, 1/4-in. wide cotton webbing or
one turn single, types II or III nylon cord, with core threads removed, to the suspension rope retainer web loop
located at the bottom center of the bag body with a square knot.
Attach the second retainer tie length to the retainer web loop, located at the top center of the bag body using
Suspension Rope Retainer Ties Attached to Retainer Web Loops, Typical.
Extend one end of the suspension rope along the center of the bag toward the bag bottom end and position
the suspension rope bottom snap hook attaching loop over the bottom retainer web loop.
Using the retainer tie installed in c. above, secure the snap hook attaching loop to the retainer web loop by
passing a retainer tie loose end through the attaching loop and join both tie loose ends with a surgeon's and
locking knot. Trim the tie running ends to 1/2 in.
Center the extended suspension rope length over the top retainer web loop and secure the rope length to the
web loop by making a surgeon's and locking knot with the retainer tie loose ends (fig. 3-2). Trim the tie ends
to 1/2 in.