By The United States Army
"This handbook is designed to organize the person soldier and small unit commander to behavior army operations for prolonged sessions of time below the main critical and ranging chilly climate weather conditions. The doctrine and strategies within the guide are appropriate in any quarter that has chilly climate and snow with their accompanying operational difficulties. Troops correctly knowledgeable during this doctrine and those innovations should be in a position to struggle; reside; and flow in any chilly climate zone of the world."-From the creation.
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3-11). 50 to 2 meters (5' to 6') apart. The space between single lean-tos must be sufficient to permit the occupants to move freely around the log fire placed along the centerline of this space and to allow the smoke to get out through the opening instead of gathering under the roofing. If desired, one end of the middle space may be covered by a wall made of boughs or other materials for additional protection from the draft and wind. i—i V EI3S-O e. Heating. In heating a lean-to, any kind of oven fire may be used.
A carcass should never be washed until it has cooled and is ready to be butchered and stored. b. Mountain Sheep and Goats. (1) These animals are available in many northern areas. Although they normally live in the higher elevations, during periods of heavy snow, they may be more readily available than other animals. (2) The procedures for skinning and care of caribou and reindeer are also applicable to sheep and goats. c. Moose. (1) The moose is the largest known species of the deer family. They are found in most areas of the northern hemisphere.
Sledmounted, 250- to 300-gallon water tanks in which immersion-type heaters have been installed have proved satisfactory. (2) For small units of two to four men, the 5-gallon insulated food container is satisfactory for water storage. These can be filled at night and will hold enough water for the next day’s needs for about four men. , if the temperature of the water was at boiling point when the container was filled. 3-31. Types of Ice and Snow a. When water is not available from other sources, it must be obtained by melting snow or ice.