Tropical Ruck & Frame – Details pt. 1


COMPONENTS

(1) CARGO STRAPS
(2) TOP HORIZONTAL BAR
(3) UPPER BACK STRAP
(4) LEFT SHOULDER STRAP
(5) MIDDLE HORIZONTAL BAR
(6) QUICK RELEASE DEVICE
(7) FRAME BACK STRAP
(8) SHOULDER STRAP D-RING
(9) LOWER BACK STRAP
(10) LEFT D-SECTION
(11) KNOT
(12) RIGHT D-SECTION
(13) LOWER ADJUSTMENT STRAP
(14) THONG
(15) BUCKLE
(16) RIGHT SHOULDER STRAP


Combat Pack – Front


Combat Pack – Back


Waist Strap

ATTACHING STRAPS TO FRAME

BACK STRAPS. TO ATTACH STRAPS TO FRAME, PLACE FRAME ON GROUND, HOLLOW SIDE DOWN, REFER TO FIGURE (2), AND__
(1) WRAP UPPER BACK STRAP (8) AROUND VERTICAL BARS (9) AND (24) OF FRAME AND BETWEEN STRAP KEEPERS (6) AND (25) SO THAT BUCKLE IS UP. TIGHTEN BACK STRAP BELT (5) THROUGH BUCKLE (22). EYELETS OF EQUIPMENT HANGERS (7) AND (23) MUST BE DOWN.
(2) LAY OUT LOWER BACK STRAP (14), BUCKLE UP, WRAP LEFT SIDE OF STRAP (15) AROUND VERTICAL BAR OF LEFT D-SECTION (16) FRAME. WRAP RIGHT SIDE OF STRAP (12) AROUND VERTICAL BAR OF RIGHT D-SECTION (11) OF FRAME AND TIGHTEN BELT TO BUCKLE (13).
(3) WRAP BUCKLE END OF VERTICAL BACK STRAP (21) AROUND TOP HORIZONTAL BAR (4) OF FRAME, BETWEEN STRAP RETAINERS (2) AND (3). WRAP FREE END OF STRAP AROUND MIDDLE HORIZONTAL BAR (10) OF FRAME BETWEEN CENTER STRAP KEEPER (19). TIGHTEN FREE END OF STRAP TO BUCKLE (20) SO THAT BUCKLE IS UP.
CARGO STRAPS. TO ATTACH CARGO STRAPS TO FRAME, REFER TO FIGURE (2), AND__
(1)WRAP LOOP END OF LEFT CARGO STRAP (19) AROUND MIDDLE HORIZONTAL BAR (10) OF FRAME THROUGH LEFT STRAP KEEPER(17).
(2) INSERT FREE END OF STRAP THROUGH LOOP AND TIGHTEN STRAP TO FRAME.
(3) WRAP STRAP AROUND TOP AND MIDDLE HORIZONTAL BARS OF FRAME AND TIGHTEN FREE END TO BUCKLE (1) FASTENED AT TOP OF FRAME.
(4) ATTACH RIGHT CARGO STRAP TO FRAME IN SIMILAR MANNER.

ATTACHING LOWER ADJUSTING STRAPS TO SHOULDER STRAPS

TO ATTACH THE LOWER ADJUSTING STRAPS TO THE SHOULDER STRAPS, REFER TO FIGURE 4, AND__
(1) FASTEN LEFT (2) AND RIGHT (4) LOWER ADJUSTING STRAPS TO BUCKLES (1) AND (5) OF LEFT AND RIGHT SHOULDER STRAPS.
(2) TIE A KNOT (3) IN END OF RIGHT LOWER ADJUSTING STRAP.

ATTACHING POUCH TO FRAME

TO ATTACH THE POUCH TO THE FRAME, REFER TO FIGURE (5), AND__
(1) PLACE POUCH ON GROUND, CENTER POCKET DOWN.
(2) PLACE RUCKSACK FRAME, HOLLOW SIDE UP, ON POUCH, SO THAT BOTTOM HORIZONTAL BAR (10) IS SUPERIMPOSED ON LOWER EDGE OF POUCH (9).
(3) PASS FREE ENDS OF POUCH ATTACHMENT STRAPS (3) THROUGH METAL LOOPS (2) AT TOP OF POUCH, OVER MIDDLE HORIZONTAL BAR OF FRAME (1).
(4) WRAP BUCKLE ENDS OF POUCH ATTACHING STRAPS OVER BOTTOM HORIZONTAL BAR OF FRAME. FASTEN AND TIGHTEN ATTACHING STRAPS TO STRAP BUCKLES.
(5) WRAP FREE ENDS OF POUCH SIDE ATTACHING STRAPS (8) AROUND VERTICAL BARS OF LEFT (4) AND RIGHT(11) D-SECTIONS OF FRAME. FASTEN AND TIGHTEN ATTACHING STRAPS TO ATTACHING STRAP BUCKLES (7).
(6) ATTACH CANTEEN(S) (5) TO SIDE EQUIPMENT HANGER(S). SECURE CANTEEN(S) WITH EQUIPMENT SECURING STRAP(S) (6).

SHOULDER STRAPS

TO ATTACH SHOULDER STRAPS TO FRAME, TURN FRAME OVER SO THAT HOLLOW SIDE IS UP, AND PROCEED AS FOLLOWS (FIG. 3).
(1) PLACE LEFT (6) AND RIGHT (12) SHOULDER STRAPS, PADDING SIDE DOWN, ON UPPER BACK STRAP (4) NEAR APPROPRIATE VERTICAL BAR(5) OF FRAME.
(2) WRAP BACK SHOULDER STRAP ATTACHING STRAP (1) UNDER TOP HORIZONTAL BAR (3) OF FRAME, THROUGH STRAP RETAINER (FIG.2) (2) AND (3) AND BAR, AND TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT RESPECTIVELY OF FRAME BACK STRAP (11).
(3) PASS UPPER ATTACHING STRAPS OVER TOP HORIZONTAL BAR AND FASTEN TO BUCKLES (2) ON WEB SIDE OF SHOULDER STRAPS.
(4) WRAP LOOP ENDS OF LEFT (7) AND RIGHT (10) LOWER ADJUSTING STRAPS AROUND CURVED PORTION OF LEFT (8) AND RIGHT (9) D-SECTIONS OF FRAME. INSERT FREE ENDS OF STRAPS THROUGH LOOPS AND TIGHTEN TO FRAME.
ATTACHING QUICK RELEASE FASTENER TO LEFT SHOULDER STRAP.
(1) PLACE METAL LOOP OF QUICK RELEASE FASTENER OVER METAL LOOP AT LOWER END OF LLEFT SHOULDER STRAP.
(2) INSERT QUICK RELEASE FASTENER TAB THROUGH SHOULDER STRAP METAL LOOP.
(3) FASTEN QUICK RELEASE FASTENER SOCKET TO SHOULDER STRAP STUD.

ATTACHING WAIST STRAP. TO ATTACH THE WAIST STRAP, REFER TO FIGURE (5), AND__
(1) INSERT D-RING END OF STRAP THROUGH INNSER SIDE OF RIGHT D-SECTION (11) OF FRAME.
(2) PASS BELT AROUND OUTSIDE OF FRAME, AND INSERT D-RING END OF STRAP UNDER POUCH ATTACHING STRAPS (3) AND THROUGH LEFT D-SECTION (4) OF FRAME.

CONVERTING RUCKSACK TO PACKBOARD

Attaching cargo support shelf

Lacing cargo straps through slots in cargo support shelf
THE RUCKSACK CAN BE CONVERTED TO A PACKBOARD OR A COMBINATION PACKBOARD AND COMBAT PACK. TO CONVERT THE RUCKSACK TO A PACKBOARD, REFER TO FIGURE (6), AND__
(1) REMOVE POUCH FROM RUCKSACK FRAME.
(2) REMOVE CARGO STRAPS (5)(A) FROM MIDDLE HORIZONTAL BAR (2) OF FRAME AND ATTACH THEM TO BOTTOM HORIZONTAL BAR (6) OF FRAME.
(3) FROM THE OUTSIDE OF FRAME, INSERT RIGHT METAL ATTACHMENT TAB (3)(A) OF THE CARGO SUPPORT SHELF (4) ABOVE BOTTOM HORIZONTAL BAR AND BEHIND RIGHT VERTICAL BAR OF FRAME (1). INSERT LEFT METAL ATTACHMENT TAB (7) BEHIND LEFT VERTICAL BAR (8) IN SAME MANNER SO THAT SHELF RESTS ON BOTTOM HORIZONTAL BAR OF FRAME.
(4) FROM UNDERSIDE OF CARGO SUPPORT SHELF, LACE LEFT (3)(B) AND RIGHT (2) CARGO STRAPS THROUGH SLOTS (1) IN CARGO SUPPORT SHELF.
(5) PLACE LOAD ON CARGO SUPPORT SHELF, WRAP CARGO STRAPS AROUND LOAD, AND SECURE STRAPS TO BUCKLES AT TOP OF FRAME.
(6) THE CARGO SUPPORT SHELF IS NORMALLY ATTACHED TO THE MIDDLE HORIZONTAL BAR ABOVE POUCH.

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