So I'm new to the whole tree stand thing. Hunted my first tree stand in January this year after hunting for over 20 years. After trying a buddy's climbing stand, I picked up a Summit Viper SD like new for $80 off a local hunter who was moving out of the area. I hunt several pieces of property and a climber gives me some flexibility. I usually carry a small backpack with water, binos, map, basic field dressing supplies, maybe a snack, headlamp, etc. If forced, I've fit essentials into a camo fanny pack. My question: Packing in with a climbing stand, how do you rig your gear to take with you? Then once up the tree what do you do with your bag? Share some tips with me. I've been managing with the belt pack but I've only hunted short times (2-3 hours) so far. I'd like flexibility to have more if I'm out for 7-8 hours. But I can see how a climbing stand, pack, rifle/bow, thermals, etc can get cumbersome pretty quickly, especially since the place I hunt are walk in and fairly wooded.