b. Pass the shoulder strap behind the neck and fasten the snap
to the triangle link (fig. 2-2) attached to the strap on the right
c. Adjust the strap so that the containers fit snugly under the
d. Pass the free end of the waist strap through the D-rings on the
left container and adjust the strap snugly around the waist (fig. 2-3).
e. Refit the preserver as outlined above whenever a change is
made in the bulk of the wearer's clothing.
Make sure the cell containers are
positioned outside the parachute
harness webbing. Do not wear
preserver under any clothing.
f. After the preserver is properly adjusted put on the parachute
2-3. Inflating the Life Preserver
a. The life preserver is inflated with carbon dioxide (CO ) gas.
Two CO2 cylinders (one for each cell) are provided for this purpose.
b. Inflate the cells as follows:
(1) Pull forward the activating cord (fig. 2-6) which enters from the front
corner of each container. This will activate the piercing pins and
puncture the caps of the CO2 cylinders. The inflating cells will force
olden the containers.