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  • Specification 5100-38E March 1996 Superseding 5100-38D November 1993

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE

    SPECIFICATION

    SLEEPING BAG, WARM WEATHER

    1. SCOPE 1.1 Scope. This specification covers the requirements for one type and size of polyester fiber filled sleeping bag. 2. APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS 2.1 Government documents. 2.1.1 Specifications, standards, and handbooks. The following specifications, standards, and handbooks form a part of this document to the extent specified herein. Unless otherwise specified, the issues of these documents are those in effect on the date of invitation for bids or request for proposals (see 6.2). SPECIFICATIONS FEDERAL A-A-50199 - Thread, Polyester Core: Cotton- or Polyester-Covered A-A-55127 - Batting, Synthetic Fibers, Polyester (Quilted and Unquilted) DDD-L-20 - Label: For Clothing, Equipage, and Tentage (General Use) STANDARDS FEDERAL FED-STD-123 - Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies) FED-STD-191 - Textile Test Methods FED-STD-376 - Preferred Metric Units for General Use By the Federal Government FED-STD-751 - Stitches, Seams, and Stitchings Beneficial comments (recommendations, additions, deletions) and any pertinent data that may be of use in improving this document should be addressed to: USDA Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center, Building 1, Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT 59801-7294, by using the Specification Comment Sheet at the end of this document or by letter. FSC 8465

  • 5100-38E

    (Unless otherwise indicated, copies of federal and military specifications, standards, and handbooks are available from the Standardization Documents Order Desk, Building 4D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094.) 2.1.2 Other Government documents, drawings, and publications. The following other Government documents, drawings, and publications form a part of this specification to the extent specified herein. Unless otherwise specified, the issues in effect on the date of the invitation for bids or request for proposal shall apply. DRAWINGS USDA FOREST SERVICE MTDC-927 - Sleeping Bag, Warm Weather (Address request for copies to USDA Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center, Building 1, Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT 59801-7294.) 2.2 Non-Government publications. The following documents form a part of this specification to the extent specified herein. Unless otherwise specified, the issues of these documents are those in effect on the date of the invitation for bids or request for proposals. AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR QUALITY CONTROL (ASQC) ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 - Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection By Attributes (Address requests for copies to American Society for Quality Control, 611 East Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202.) AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS (ASTM) D 1424 - Tear Resistance of Woven Fabrics By Falling Pendulum (Elmendorf) Method D 1974 - Standard Practice for Methods of Closing, Sealing, and Reinforcing Fiberboard Shipping Containers D 3951 - Standard Practice for Commercial Packaging D 5118 - Standard Practice for Fabrication of Fiberboard Shipping Boxes (Address requests for copies to American Society for Testing and Materials, 1916 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19103-1187.) INDUSTRIAL FABRICS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL CPAI-75 - Rate-of-Burn Standard for Sleeping Bags (Address requests for copies to Industrial Fabrics Association International, 345 Cedar St., Suite 800, St. Paul, MN 55101.)

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  • 5100-38E

    NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION, INC., AGENT National Motor Freight Classification (Address requests for copies to American Trucking Associations, Inc., 2200 Mill Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314.) (Non-Government standards and other publications normally are available from the organizations that prepare or distribute the documents. These documents also may be available in or through libraries or other informational services.) 2.3 Order of precedence. In the event of a conflict between the text of this document and the references cited herein, the text of this document takes precedence. Nothing in this document, however, supersedes applicable laws and regulations unless a specific exemption has been obtained. 3. REQUIREMENTS 3.1 First article. Unless otherwise specified (see 6.2), a sample shall be subjected to first article inspection (see 6.3) in accordance with 4.3. 3.2 Materials and components. The sleeping bag shall conform in all respects to the design, details, dimensions, and materials specified herein and in the referenced drawing, MTDC-927. Should there be a conflict between the text of this document and the drawing, this document takes precedence unless otherwise specified in the contract or purchase order. 3.2.1 Cloth. The cloth for the inner and outer panels shall be nylon taffeta, conforming to the requirements specified herein. 3.2.1.1 Fiber. The fiber shall be a polyamide prepared from hexamethylene diamine and adipic acid or its derivatives and shall have a minimum melting point of 420oF. 3.2.1.2 Yarn. The yarn shall be continuous filament, nominal 70 denier for both the warp and filling, when tested as specified in 4.5.1. 3.2.1.3 Physical requirements. The finished cloth shall conform to the requirements in table I when tested as specified in 4.5.1. 3.2.1.4 Color. The color of the dyed cloth for the outer panel shall be royal blue and shall match the standard sample (see 6.4). The color of the dyed cloth for the inner panel shall be dark grey and shall match the standard sample (see 6.4). 3.2.1.4.1 Matching. The color of the finished cloth shall match the standard sample under artificial daylight, having a color temperature of 7000o + 500 Kelvin and shall be a good approximation to the standard sample under incandescent lamplight at 2850o + 100 Kelvin.

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    TABLE I. Physical requirements Characteristic Weave (plain) Weight oz/sq yd 1.90+.15 Yarns per inch, (minimum) Warp 104 Filling 86 Breaking Strength, lbs (minimum) Warp 110 Filling 95 Tearing Strength, lbs (minimum) Warp 3.6 Filling 2.9 3.2.1.4.2 Colorfastness. The finished cloth shall show fastness to light, laundering, and crocking equal to or better than the standard sample. When no standard sample is available, the cloth shall show a minimum of "good" fastness to light and laundering and a Munsell value for crocking not lower than 8.5 when tested as specified in 4.5.1. 3.2.1.5 Finish. The cloth shall be scoured and heat set and shall not be calendered. 3.2.1.5.1 Heat treating. The cloth shall be fully heat set at a minimum temperature of 400oF. The cloth shall show no appreciable change in color, distortion, or puckering and not more than 2.0 percent dimensional change in either the warp or the filling when tested as specified in 4.5.1. 3.2.2 Polyester batting. The polyester batting shall conform to type I, class 7 of A-A-55127. 3.2.3 Thread 3.2.3.1 Core spun thread. All thread, except quilt stitching, shall be type I or type II, sizes 30 and 50 of A-A-50199, as specified in drawing MTDC-927. The color shall be royal blue. 3.2.3.2 Quilting thread. The thread for quilt stitching shall consist of a 2-ply, 70 denier nylon top thread, minimum 2.2 pounds tensile strength, and a bobbin thread of 2-ply, 60 denier nylon, minimum 1.8 pounds tensile strength. The color shall be royal blue.

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    3.2.4 Tape. The tape used to fabricate the head ties shall be cotton, polyester, nylon, or blends of polyester/cotton or nylon/cotton. The tape shall be woven with two selvages. Split tapes shall not be acceptable. The width of the tape shall be from 5/8 to 1 inch, with a minimum breaking strength in the warp direction of 50 pounds when tested as specified in 4.5.4. The color shall be black. 3.2.5 Labels. The combination label for the instructions for use, identification, and laundry instructions shall be sewn-on. The label shall conform to DDD-L-20 in the types and classes specified herein. The combination label shall be printed on one continuous length of cloth and located as shown in drawing MTDC-927. The width of the label shall be a maximum of 5 inches and the length shall be governed by the contents. 3.2.5.1 Instructions for use. The instructions for use portion of the label shall conform to type VI, class 3 in characters 3/32 to 1/8 inch high. All words shown in capital letters shall be 3/16 inch high minimum. Instructions for use shall be as follows:

    INSTRUCTION FOR USE

    1. Safety: (a) Locate sites for bedding in a safe area away from fire, falling trees or snags, rolling rocks, moving vehicles, pack stock, and airdrop zones. (b) This bag is NOT FIREPROOF. Do not smoke in bag. 2. To keep bag dry: (a) Sleep with FACE OUT of bag to prevent breath from dampening bag. (b) Use ground cloth UNDER bag to protect from ground moisture. (c) Keep out of rain. (d) Air thoroughly each day. 3. To keep warm: (a) Put padding UNDER bag as cold is conducted from below. Use foam pad, air mattress, cardboard, packboard, etc.