BLANKET AND POLE LITTER
An improvised litter can be made using two tent poles and a blanket. When the
casualty is placed on the litter, his weight will hold the litter together. Steps for
improvising such a litter are shown in figure 9-2.
a. Open the blanket and lay it flat on the ground.
b. Place a pole in the middle of the blanket dividing its length into two equal
c. Lift one edge of the blanket and bring the blanket section over the pole so that
it lies on top of the other half of the blanket (figure 9-2A).
d. Place a second pole so that it divides the doubled blanket into two equal
sections (figure 9-2B).
e. Bring the far edge of the blanket over the second pole and place the edge
next to the first pole (figure 9-2C). The improvised litter is now ready to receive the
Figure 9-2. Blanket and pole improvised litter.
The "bed" of the litter contains four layers of material.