If the webbing is inadvertently damaged when stitching is being removed, the webbing must be
replaced in accordance with original construction.
b. Repairing Pack Webbing.
(1) General. The webbing on the pack may be restitched, and the upper suspender strap (1) may be spliced.
(2) Restitching. Restitch loose or broken stitching using size 3 thread, 5 to 8 stitches per inch and a type HD
(3) Splicing upper suspender strap. Splice a frayed, torn, or cut upper suspender strap (1) as follows:
(a) Cut a piece of Type VIII nylon webbing (2) long enough to extend 4 inches beyond each side of
damaged area, and sear ends as described in paragraph 2-13.
(b) Center webbing lengthwise over damaged area, and sew a 3-point WW stitch (3) formation at each
end of webbing at each end of splice. Use size 3 thread, 5 to 8 stitches per inch and a type HD sewing machine.
Overstitch reinforcement 1/8 inch.