Putnam, Ted . 1995. Improved Bag Design Provides Easier Fire Shelter Access. 9551 2335. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.
A s a result of several years of reviewing fire shelter deployments, the Missoula Technology and Development Center fire equipment staff has added a second red pull-ring to the protective plastic bag that holds the fire shelter and has changed the tear strip so it runs completely around the bag from pull-ring to pull-ring. On the current single pull-ring bags, the tear strip ends at the bottom of the bag. These design improvements make it easier to open the bag while wearing gloves. When the tear strip is completely removed, the fire shelter almost falls out the bottom of the bag.
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