The daisy-chain rope litter can be quite useful in a winter or mountaineering situation when incoming weather forces an immediate evacuation of an injured patient. The finished litter can be carried, lowered, or used in technical rescue. You'll need:
The top end of the rope is tied with an overhand on a bight. The loops are tightened and pulled through one at a time similar to a daisy chain and tied off at the ankles with two half-hitches on a bight.
Position a folded sleeping pad so that it goes beyond the hip belt to secure the
patient’s head. Attach a C-collar prior to lifting into the hypo-pack and maintain manual head stabilization until the litter is chained through the patient’s hips. The white cloth strap attached to the poles helps stabilize the poles during packaging. Extra rope is coiled and slid under the lower legs straps. The litter may be carried by holding directly onto the side straps or by attaching carrying straps.