So if you have a safety lanyard for working around a helo (shooting out of, fast-roping from, or just catching a ride) what do you do with it when you get your happy ass on the ground???
I'm asking because during some recent exercises I could have used one. During my research of the safety lanyards I was wondering where they were stowed when not in use. Sorry for the noob question but I didn't see any discussion or pictures to answer my question.
The only safety tethers I've actually used were made from rope Swiss seats. I just recently found the manufactured lanyards on the market, and haven't had a chance to use one yet.
The CCT boys we jumped with a while back had the carabiner attached to the V-ring on the rigger's belt. The other end has some form of QD device. I'm not sure what it's called, but the lanyard was routed around the person's back and attached somewhere on the right side of the belt. It may have been to a belt loop, but it was hard to tell as they were chuted up.
Looks to me like you'd shed the tether as soon as tactically possible, unless you were being picked up right away. Looks like it would be an easy thing to get hung up.
Blackhawk, TAG, and DBT make the lanyards, and none I've seen would take up much space in a ruck once you were done with them.