Using a Haul Line
Once you are in the stand and have secured your FAS/FBH to the tree, use a haul line to raise your bow, backpack, firearm , or other equipment to the stand. FIrearms should be unloaded, with the action open, and the muzzle pointing downward. Never climb with your firearm, bow , or anything in your hands or on your back. Both hands should be free for climbing.
Maintain three points of contact at all times. Remember prior to descending, lower your equipment on the opposite side of the tree.