Development of a waterproof sleeping system compression sack


  1. Bazant, T.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Mustang Survival Corp, Richmond BC (CAN)
The object of this project was to develop a Waterproof Compression Sack (WCS) for storage and transport of the Canadian Forces Soldier's sleeping system. The sleeping system is comprised of: an inner and outer sleeping bag, liner, hood, bivy bag, and ranger blanket. The WCS is to integrate with the Clothe the Soldier (CTS) Small Pack System and Ruck sack. Test and Evaluation Trials of the Waterproof Compression Sack are to be carried out at the Combat Training Center (CTC) in Gagetown. The initial designs of the WCS were based on the existing Waterproof Sack used by the US Army. However, in order to meet the specific requirements of the user, the design was modified to provide additional features. Some of the characteristics added to the sack were: compression straps (for compact storage), a dump valve (for air vent upon compression), strap guides, a handle and a strap stuff pocket (for excess strap extension storage). The base waterproof material of the WCS is identical to that of the US sack; a synthetic rubber coated nylon fabric. Materials such as webbing, buckles and a dympo valve were also added to the design. During development of the prototype, various tests were performed on the unit and sub-components to verify performance against the Statement of Work (SOW) specificaitons. TRUNCATED
Load carriage;Ergonomics;Rucksacks;CTS (Clothe The Soldier);Load carriage
Report Number
DCIEM-CR-2001-013 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 2000
Number of Pages
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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