TM 10-1670-296-20&P 0012 00
Cut a length of type VIII nylon webbing long enough to form two turns around the sling and allow for
a 1 5/8-inch overlap.
Stitch 1/8-inch (3 millimeter) from each edge of keeper material around each end of the keeper with
size 6 thread, using HD sewing machine 5 to 8 stitches per inch (2 to 3 stitches per cm).
Wax the entire keeper and allow it to cool. Dip the keeper into a mixture of 50% paraffin wax and
50% beeswax. The wax temperature should be high enough to ensure that the wax completely
penetrates the material rather than just coating the exterior fabric (180 } 20F (82 } 11C)).
Slide the fabricated keeper onto the line.
Fold buffer in half and insert into loop (3). Offset buffer ends by 1-inch (2.5 cm).