Accession Number : ADD002442

Title :   Inflatable Survival Gear.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Stachiw,Jerry D

Report Date : 25 Sep 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The patent application concerns survival gear in the form of inflatable snowshoes and an inflatable toboggan small enough when deflated to be backpacked until needed. The gear is fabricated from flexible panels which are separated by a number of thread-like strands. After inflation, the strands maintain a uniform insulating layer and present semirigid flat surfaces for bearing on the snow. Cleats are provided on the snowshoes for traction.

Descriptors :   *Survival equipment, *Inflatable structures, Snowshoes, Panels, Flexing, Inflating, Traction, Transportation, Sleds, Snow, Casualties

Subject Categories : Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE