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Tree stand safety. Do you wear a harness?

Old 09-06-2008, 02:53 AM
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Default Tree stand safety. Do you wear a harness?

I read a thread earlier and it got me to thinking back to when I fell and I wanted to see how many of you do-don't wear fall restraints when get off the ground?
I never wore one in 10yrs.+ hunting, then fell hard and will not hunt without one now. I picked every time I get off the ground, cause I now know...
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Old 09-06-2008, 03:01 AM
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Never had worn one but I bought a harness now. I also bought one for my father although he said it was too expensive I bought one for him just cause.
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Old 09-06-2008, 03:22 AM
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I put mine on at the house..over my t shirt but under my hunting shirt..It keeps the metal thing from making noise.. plus I'm fat and need the extra strapping..
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:43 AM
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I always wear one when i go hunting
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:43 AM
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It's like wearing a seat belt, I've never needed it yet but if and when I do I'll have it on. The rule where I work is if you're within 6 feet of a 4 foot drop you have to wear a harness, its just second nature to wear one.
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Old 09-07-2008, 04:17 PM
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Default RE: Tree stand safety. Do you wear a harness?

I wear it every time. I am 60 yrs old and don't bounce as well as I used to.

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Old 09-07-2008, 04:21 PM
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Chris:

Would you get one of those square hats ready?
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Old 09-07-2008, 04:40 PM
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I always have mine on. You never know what could happen.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:18 AM
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I used to just tie my self to the tree with some climbing rope and a heavy belt with a carabiner, I now own a vest style harness so I will be puting it on at the base of the tree, I think.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:43 AM
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Default RE: Tree stand safety. Do you wear a harness?

Just remember there are no second chances, gimmies, do-overs, mulligans at this dead/paralized is forever. I think I got this going just so I could maybe make 1 person think about it for a second before going up. I didn't use to, fell and lived.... loss of quality of life... yeah some, but I'm still here and lucky to be. I'm sure this type of thread goes on every season but hey, I knew better before I fell too!
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