I don't get out a whole lot more than a few weeks of archery as I'm primarily a trapper so I haven't perfected the system of getting all my crap including my bow to the top one way or another. I'm not a gear nut that brings everything but the kitchen sink, but there are a couple things I put in a bag (knife, wallet w/ liscence, keys, winter hat, etc.). I definately figured I couldn't operate inside a climber stand while wearing a backpack so I ditched that idea. I went with this small bag and clipped it to the bottom of my platform piece to my stand. It got pulled up as my platform went up as I climbed. This got annoying and even unsafe at times. In addition to the basic stuff, my bow has been getting pulled up with some cord on a large old fishing line spool and then put into said bag. Does anyone have any better systems or suggestions? Any input would be appreciated.