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Old 09-28-2010, 07:34 PM
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Thanks folks. I use a LifeLine brand( I think). It's just prucics(sp) cord on a rope. I strap in at the top of my tree. Most of my stands use straps but a few of my old ones have chains.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:01 AM
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So I looked at that Lifeline thing. It's basically a rope that is attached at the top of the tree and you hook on to that. That really does me no good when using a climber.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:39 AM
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Glad to hear your alright!

Great reminder of why it's so important to wear a saftey harness!
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:56 AM
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I don't use it with the climber Crenth. I just leave the loop on my harness loose and slide it up as I climb. Every harness is a bit of a pain but WELL worth it.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:39 PM
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Can't believe you relied on the chain. I always add ratchet straps to any lock on. Chain can fall off a stand with additional straps and a person won't even know it. Better check that harness.

Never trust a stand out of the box.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by crenth View Post
So I looked at that Lifeline thing. It's basically a rope that is attached at the top of the tree and you hook on to that. That really does me no good when using a climber.
A climber is 2 harness's. Keeping them attached and you have something that's very strong. Keeping attached to both would be almost impossible to fall to the ground. I can't see it happening at all. If it slides down the tree all the better. You'll come down slow and not hang there. Can't see that happening either.

How many points does a person need attached to a tree? Attach to the tree when you get where you want to be. Use the stand as your attachment on the way up.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:34 AM
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Can't believe you relied on the chain. I always add ratchet straps to any lock on.
I do also but was just hanging stand and stepping into it to set it before I put straps on. FWIW, a chain has a much higher working load rating than nearly any strap depending on size.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:24 AM
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That's stinks. I personally don't wear one mainly because the stands me and all the other hunters use are either home made, or about 10 feet off the ground. I use a home made stand that helped my uncle out with, which is securely built in a large tree with three very thick branches that kind of form a Y about 20 feet up. The stand would easily hold 3 times my weight with the way the floor is built and I only like climbing up stands with a good ladder so in my opinion, its pretty safe as long as you know what your doing.

Or it could just be one of those things that rednecks just do. I wouldn't recomment it with any of my family, but usually I'm in a hurry to the stand and I've been to the same one so much I'm just used to it. Probably not the wisest thing to do, but its just me.
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