14-14. REPAIR OF STRAP, WAIST, LIGHTWEIGHT PACK FRAME
a. Identification and Description.
(1) Strap, waist, lightweight pack frame. (Figure 14-11).
(2) The waist strap is made in two sections of 1-inch (2.54 cm) wide nylon webbing. It has a quick release
fastener which consists of a plastic retainer clip used in conjunction with interlocking wire loops.
Adjustment is by means of keeper clamps attached to each section of the strap.
Materials. See Section Ill.
Darning. (See paragraph 14-4.)
Restitching. (See paragraph 14-4.)
Repair of Binding. (None.)
(1) Snap fasteners.
Resetting. Reset a loose snap fastener by using appropriate dies.
Removal. Remove a damaged snap by cutting it with a pair of diagonal wire cutters or nippers. Be
careful not to cut or damage the webbing.
Installation. Without damage to the material install the new snap fastener (with proper dies)
according to original construction using item 56, Figure 14-11.
(2) Keeper clamp with loop. Replace a damaged clamp as follows:
(a) Cut three point ww stitching which secures clamp to the strap.
(b) Replace keeper clamp w/loop using item 57, Figure 14-11.
(c) Place as in original construction and secure by stitching with 1 1/2 inch (3.81 cm) three point ww
(3) Male fastener, web loop chape. Replace a damaged web loop or fastener loop as follows: