EMPLACEMENT OF POLES
Determine pole spacing. Poles should be placed 17 paces
(30 inch pace) apart where the tape is unprotected from the
wind. If the tape is protected from the wind, such as in a
tree line or thick brush, place poles 24 paces apart. If the
pole can be easily pushed all the way into the ground using
the technique "in soft ground" on page 2-16, use 10 paces
between poles. See page 2-23 for safe lane dimensions.
Never stand or place pole within 66 ft (20 m) of emplaced mine.
(2) Pace off distance between poles.
(3) Select site, avoiding rocks and swampy spots. Avoid
placing poles such that the tape would rub against tree limbs
and sharp objects.
(4) Remove pole from bag. Exercise care when removing
poles from pole bag so as not to hit anyone with points.
(5) Drive pole by hand into soil if possible. Otherwise lay pole on