It takes less than a second to fall 15 feet and ruin your life forever, when in 10 minutes you can rig a static line and Prusik safety loop for safe climbing into a stand. It’s easy. It’s inexpensive. It should be on the top of your to-do list. It’s also critical during the late season when your stand could be icy and you’re wearing heavy clothes, which make it tougher to climb.