INTERMEDIATE COLD AND EXTREME COLD TYPE II SLEEPING BAG REPAIR
Filling Material Repair
approximately 3/4 inch (1.9 CM) in all directions from the tear or damaged area. Patches will have
2. With the sleeping bag unzipped, place the area to be patched on a wooden or other nonmetallic
surface not affected by heating or ironing.
3. Smooth out by hand. Remove any feathers on the area to be patched.
4. Pre-warm the area to be patched by pressing with a household electric dry or steam iron. Use a dry
iron set at “cotton” or high as possible without scorching the fabric for about 5 seconds.
5. Immediately cover with patching material previously cut in the desired size and shape.
6. Hold the iron on the patch for about 8 seconds. Use only a slight rotating or reciprocal motion of the
7. Allow to cool about 5 seconds or long enough so that the patch will not drift off when the patched bag
is removed from the table. Adjust the heating, pressing, and cooling times as required for the specific
8. Check the quantity of the adhesive bond periodically as follows and adjust heating times and
temperatures of the iron accordingly.
A bonded patch which has a lifted edge or which is suspected or found by the check
A small amount of patch adhesive strike-through is not objectionable for sleeping bag
9. Test a patch that has cooled for about 5 minutes by picking with the fingers at an edge of the patch
until a tab 1/4-to 1/2-inch (0.635 to 1.27 CM) long is formed. Pull hard on the tab with fingers. A well-
10. Replace the test patch with a new patch or re-iron the old patch.
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beyond the damaged area.
2. Turn the binding edges under ½ inch (1.27 cm).
3. Using a medium-duty sewing machine, size E thread, 7-11 stitches per inch, sew 1/8 inch (0.31 75
cm) from edge of tape.
4. If the damaged area is at the face opening eyelets, remove the eyelets prior to performing the above
repair. Remove and replace the eyelets as specified section Eyelet Repair.
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