Figure 2-16. Cradle drop drag.
Section III. TWO-MAN CARRIES
2-16. CHOOSING AN APPROPRIATE TWO-MAN CARRY
Two-man carries are less tiring than one-man carries since the weight of the
casualty is shared. Two-man carries are also more comfortable for the casualty and
less likely to aggravate his injuries. If a two-man manual carry is to be used, choose
an appropriate carry based upon the casualty's condition and the distance to be
covered. In general, distances of less than 50 meters are considered to be short,
distances between 50 and 300 meters are considered to be moderate, and distances
of more than 300 meters are considered to be long.
a. Two-Man Forward-and-After Carry. The two-man forward-and-after carry can
be used to move a conscious or unconscious casualty. It is not as tiring as other carries;
therefore, it is usually the preferred two-man carry for moving a casualty a long