Am I the only one? After being out of the field for a while now, I am trying to get gear together so I can start hiking and camping again. I was quite literally almost born in a boat on Bull Shoals Lake, long story....but my family spent nearly every weekend of my childhood hunting, fishing, camping etc... Recently I bought a new knife, so as it seemed to be the "IN" thing to do, I put a lanyard on it. My Axe, put a lanyard on it and so on... First time I go out to use these tools I find these short ropes hanging on everything, flopping over in my way and just being an all around PITA (Pain in the Arse) So I cut them off. In fairness I live in a very moderate climate. Southwest Missouri. We don't get a lot of snow here so it isn't all that critical to hang ones tools high in tress to keep them from getting lost under the snow...But honestly, that's the only reason I can see for attaching such a potential snag to ones tools. I don't know...guess i'm waiting to see if someone can convince me i'm wrong....... Then again, I personal don't find taking the extra time to make Feather Sticks worthwhile either....maybe i'm just an odd duck!?!?