Figure 7-8. Poncho and pole improvised litter.
The "bed" of the litter contains three layers of material.
JACKET AND POLE LITTER
An improvised litter can be made using two tent poles and two or three field
jackets. Tree limbs or other straight, rigid objects can be used instead of the poles.
Heavy shirts, BDU/ACU shirts, or other jackets can be used instead of field jackets.
a. Close (zip or button) the jackets (or other garments).
b. Turn the garments inside out, but leave the sleeves inside (figure 7-9 A).
Turning the garments inside out puts buttons and zippers on the inside. This keeps the
casualty from lying on buttons or zippers (if on top) and keeps them from getting
snagged on bushes or other obstacles (if on bottom).
c. Place one garment below the other so that the sleeves are aligned.
d. Slide the poles through the sleeves (figure 7-9 B).