Figure 11-12.-Five-can dishwashing battery.
Lubricate all moving parts with light lubricating oil
to ensure proper functioning. Examples of moving parts
are hinges, handles, and rollers. You should lubricate
the rails within the cabinet (used for positioning the
burner unit) with an antiseize compound. This makes it
easy to slide the cradle with the cooking pot and the
burner unit in and out of the cabinet.
You should clean the field range cabinet after each
meal. This is done by scrubbing with hot soapy water
and a stiff scrub brush to prevent buildup of drippings
and food particles. You also should clean the cabinet as
you go. Spilled liquids on the cabinet should be wiped
off immediately. Do not allow food particles and liquids
to bake onto the cabinet.
Do not use abrasives such as a wire brush, steel
wool, or emery cloth on the sheet metal or aluminum
alloy. To do this would mar the finish. Rinse the cabinet
thoroughly with hot clear water and dry.
Sanitary precautions include measures to eliminate
pests and prevent their breeding. The two most
important types of pests for you to control are flies and
FLIES. In areas where flies are present in large
numbers, special care must be taken. The housefly
breeds in excrement of human beings and animals as
well as decomposing vegetable and animal matter.
Disease organisms are carried on the feet of the fly to
food and utensils. The fly takes only liquid foods and
regurgitates to dissolve solids. This process causes
Extreme care should be taken to prevent access of
flies to food utensils, kitchens, and feeding areas. In a
permanent camp, all areas that attract flies should be
It should be standard operating
procedure that the galley be screened before hot food is
prepared init. Screens should have a mesh of 18 wires
to the inch (18 mesh), which also keeps out mosquitos.
In a semipermanent camp, screening may be
impractical; so, dependence must be placed upon
cleanliness and insectproof containers.
When there is no metal screening available,
mosquito netting, target cloth, or similar material may
be used to flyproof tents, galleys, and storage areas.
Leaking screens (especially cracks around the screen
door) frequently convert a building into a flytrap; that
is, flies can enter the building but are unable to exit.
Screen doors should be made to open outward and
should be in direct sunlight, when practical.
breeding in human excreta is particularly dangerous;
thus, whenever possible, latrines should be carefully
The substances that may be used to kill the adult fly
are often extremely poisonous. Thus, the use of these