One of the things that every Air Cav trooper carried with him was a Swiss seat. I carried one of these on my LBE (load bearing equipment) for two or three years,
After the post yesterday, I started thinking about Swiss seats, and wondering if I still remembered how to tie one. Sure enough, I found a piece of rope and hitched up a Swiss seat pronto. It would take a thousand words to tell you how to do it, but through the magic of YouTube, we don't need a thousand words.
Yep, that's how we did it back in the early '70s. You can spend a lot of money for a rappelling harness or you can get a piece of rope and make your own. As for me, I'll go with the Swiss seat every time.