LITTERS AND LITTER CARRIES
Section I. LITTERS
ADVANTAGES OF LITTERS
When possible, use a litter to transport a casualty rather than a manual carry. A
litter is more comfortable to the casualty and less likely to aggravate his injuries. The
use of a litter makes evacuation easier and quicker. It also allows the casualty to be
carried much farther than manual carries. A standard litter should be used when
available. The Army uses several types of standard litters. Some of the litters used in
the field are discussed in paragraphs 3-2 through 3-8. If no standard litter is available,
improvise a litter if practical. Some improvised litters are discussed in paragraphs 3-9
through 3-14. Casualties are secured (strapped) to the standard or improvised litter
STANDARD COLLAPSIBLE LITTER
The standard collapsible litter (figure 3-1) is the most widely used standard litter.
CLOSED AND STRAPPED
Figure 3-1. Standard collapsible litter.