c. Reach in and pull the hood toward you and lay it flat on the poncho. Make
sure the drawstrings are not hanging out of the hole. (The hood and drawstrings could
catch on brush or other obstacle if left hanging.)
d. Fold one outer third of the poncho over the pole (figure 3-9 B).
e. Fold the other outer third of the poncho over its pole (figure 3-9 C).
Figure 3-9. Improvised pole and poncho litter.
3-10. IMPROVISED POLE AND JACKET LITTER
An improvised litter can be made using two tent poles and two or three field
jackets. Tree limbs or other straight, rigid objects can be used instead of the poles.
Heavy shirts or other jackets can be used instead of field jackets.
a. Close (zip or button) the jackets (or other garments).
b. Turn the garments inside out, but leave the sleeves inside (figure 3-10 A).
Turning the garments inside out puts buttons and zippers on the inside. This keeps
the casualty from lying on buttons or zippers (if on top) and keeps them from being
snagged on bushes or other obstacles (if on bottom).
c. Pass the poles through the sleeves (figure 3-10 B).