The Ranger Sked, designed by the Army Rangers, is used as a patient or equipment drag. It is tough, durable, lightweight and extremely versatile. It measures 22.5 inch x 8 ft x .100 inch thickness and rolls up into a compact 7 inch diameter and 22.5 inch length. It is not designed for hoisting by helicopter. It is either carried by the six sewn-on webbing handles or dragged using the tow webbing.
It has five cross straps that fasten with cobra buckles, six carrying handles (sewn on), and a 12 foot long rope with a plastic tube handle for dragging. The rope can be adjusted to shorter lengths by pulling it farther through the grommets and tying the overhand knots farther from the ends of the rope. The Ranger Sked is rolled up for storage with a retainer strap to keep it rolled.
* Do not use strap closest to the head end unless hauling equipments.