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Old 08-12-2008, 08:44 AM
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I seen that in the Deer hunting thread. My prayers go out to him as well.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:38 AM
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I also use a HSS vest whenever I'm in the stand as well. The one thing that I could do to improve however, would be to make sure I am safe even when ascending and descending my tree steps/ladder. As I understand it, most falls occur when climbing up/down or transitioning to/from the stand to the steps/ladder.

Only way I know to accomplish this isto have an additional rope strung the entire length of your steps/ladder to the platform so that you can use a prussiks. I know you can't put a price on safety, but the cost of doing this for 6 to 8 stands has been a bit of a hindrance. I guess if I wanted to fool with it while climbing the tree each and every time, I could use a lineman's belt?!?
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:00 AM
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I will be buying two harnesses after watching that. What a sad story....
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:13 AM
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Will do, thanks for sharing..
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:15 AM
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I saw this in the Deer Hunting forum and decided since some here may not visit over there, to post this link and a very important reminder. Please, please watch the video and think before you climb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqfkK3h2jqM
sent chills down my spine. i was climbing down a tree stand once and fell 10ft. thank god i landed in the arch of the tree. dont get me wrong was hurt but nothing like that. could of been realy bad. how many othershave fallen
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:31 AM
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My buddy fell 23' and landed flat on his back atop a turtle resulting in numerous brokenbones and a painfull walk from the woods (he was lucky).

Anyone that gets into a tree with a harness is just stupid - sorry to be so blunt. These reminders are great but this kind of safety is integral to any legitimate hunter's plan.
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:08 PM
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Thanks for sharing. Opened my eyes to a whole new level
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:47 PM
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:22 PM
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Bump for the night time crowd. Hope no one minds.

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Old 08-12-2008, 07:41 PM
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Bump for the night time crowd. Hope no one minds.
Not at all LT. Thanks for posting. I got careless one time, about four years. Didn't check my climber, something I always do. Except this time.Good friend I was hunting with (rarity as I'm pretty much a loner), stuck one. Called me on the radio, told me what was up, sodown Iclimbto give him a hand tracking. Cable popped loose on the bottom half of my Summit. 18 feet up, I kicked it loose, threw my legs around the trunk, grabbed hold of the trunk, and slid down. It was a good size poplar, and fortunetly smooth. It was the first year I wore my Scent Lok suit, so I can attest they hold up to bark anyway ! Be careful fellas/gals. COMPLALCENCY KILLS! Keep the routine, never deviate !
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