a. Replace webbing components in accordance with original construction as follows:
(1) Carefully remove stitching that hold the item (1) to be replaced to the pack (2). Remove damaged
webbing and hardware (3) if applicable.
(2) Cut new webbing material in appropriate length and type required, and install hardware if applicable.
(Chapes, Side and rifle butt securing straps require Type VIII webbing; forward and aft cross straps require Type X, and
the leg and upper tiedown require Type II webbing).
(3) Turn under edges as in item removed. Place webbing on pack and sew using size 3 thread, 4 to 6
stitches per inch, and an HD sewing machine. Lock stitching at least 1/2 inch.
Splicing of the lowering line is not authorized. Serious equipment damage may occur due to
failure of a spliced lowering line.
b. If it cannot be repaired by restitching, replace the lowering line entirely.