b. Form a sling by joining two or three fully extended pistol belts together to
form one large loop. If pistol belts are not available, use any material that will not
break and will not cut or bind the casualty. For example, you can use a rifle-sling, two
litter straps joined together, or two muslin bandages tied together.
c. Slip the sling under the casualty with the top part of the loop under his lower
back, the bottom part under his thighs, the belt buckles centered behind the casualty,
and an end of the loop extending from each side (figure 2-10 A).
d. Move the casualty's legs apart and lie between them on your back.
e. Thrust your arms through the loop ends. Adjust the sling so the loop ends fit
over your shoulders.
f. Grasp the casualty's wrist and his trouser leg on his injured side
(figure 2-10 B).
g. Roll toward the casualty's uninjured side and onto your abdomen
(figure 2-10 C). Both you and the casualty are now in a prone position. (Be sure to
roll across the casualty's uninjured side, not his injured side.)
h. Release the casualty's wrist and leg and push yourself up until you are on
your knees (figure 2-10 D).
i. Rise to a kneeling position with your hands on your knees for support
(figure 2-10 E).
j. Rise to your feet (figure 2-10 F). Lean forward to balance the casualty's
k. Adjust the casualty's weight to a more comfortable position, if needed, and
walk forward. Your hands are free to carry a rifle or other object, climb obstacles, and
(1) If the casualty is unconscious, and you do not have to carry anything in
your hands, grasp his wrists (palms down) to help keep the casualty balanced while
you are walking.
(2) If the casualty is conscious, have him put his arms around your neck
and grasp his wrist with one hand.