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Preparing Your Bed

Military Handbooks: The Plattsburg Manual

After you have pitched your tent, get some hay, grass, straw, or leaves

and cover the floor. Place one poncho on this, then one or two blankets

on top of the poncho to sleep on, and use the remaining blankets as

cover. Spread the other poncho over the tent. Many men are careless

about making a comfortable bed. You will be rewarded with large

dividends if you are zealous in making yourself comfortable. Arrange

your equipment at the rear just under the small triangle. Get your meat

can, knife, fork, spoon, and tin cup out where they will be handy.