c. Turn around so that your back is to the casualty. At the same time, bring the
casualty's raised arm over your shoulder. Bend your knees somewhat so your
shoulder fits under the casualty's arm and your back supports his weight.
d. Release his waist, grasp his other wrist with your free hand, and bring that
arm over your other shoulder (figure 2-9 A). Make sure you are holding both wrists so
his hands are in natural palms down (palms toward your abdomen) position. Twisting
the casualty's hands could result in injury to his wrists, elbows, or shoulders when he
is lifted and carried.
e. Bend forward and hoist the casualty as high on your back as possible so all
of his weight is resting on your back (figure 2-9 B).
f. Walk forward, keeping bent so the casualty's weight is balanced on your
back and his feet are not dragging.
Figure 2-9. Pack-strap carry.
2-11. PISTOL-BELT CARRY
The pistol-belt carry (figure 2-10) is used to move a conscious or unconscious
casualty for a long distance while leaving your hands free to move around obstacles or
climb banks. The carry is performed using the following steps.
a. Position the casualty on his back. Use the procedures given in paragraph
2-4 to turn the casualty onto his back, if needed.