Fold tape in half lengthwise and center it over damaged area.
Sew a box-stitch formation following original construction, using a medium-duty sewing machine,
size E nylon thread, and 7 to 11 stitches per inch. Lock ends of stitching at least ½-inch.
5. Pack Opening Spring Band. Replace a damaged spring band that cannot be repaired as follows:
Repair by restitching loose or broken stitches according to original construction.
Disconnect each hook of the affected band from the attaching hook-eye and remove the band
from the pack.
c. Install a serviceable pack opening spring band in the location on the original band and ensure the
pull-tabs are facing up.
6. Pack Releasing Cones (T-10R). Replace a damaged or missing releasing cone with a serviceable
item from stock. Proceed as follows:
a. If applicable, cut and remove the tacking securing the original pack-releasing cone to the pack.
b. If the fabric area supporting the original pack-releasing cone has been damaged, repair the area
by darning, using the procedures in WP 0014 00.