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Old 09-03-2017, 06:45 AM
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Default Trr stand safety PLEASE READ

I am a hunter education instructor for the PGC and we held a class yesterday for new hunters. The local county WCO did the initial introduction and gave us all some new insight in the use of tree stands and gave us all a good education on them and the use of ratchet straps.
You must be very careful when using OTC straps. Most are very prone to UV radiation and weaken in a short period of time - AS LITTLE AS TWO WEEKS - where they can lose half their strength.
The ones supplied by the tree stand manufacturers are UV protected but should be inspected every time you use the stand. When you purchase new ones - get them from the manufacturer or as a minimum be sure they are made from polyester. Polyester has a better resistance to UV light and is also stronger then nylon or polypropylene.
Take care and hunt safe.

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Old 09-03-2017, 08:00 PM
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Good tip!!! Thanks.
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:17 PM
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I'm also a long time hunter education instructor.
To add to bronko's post use a life line and a 5 point safety vest for all tree stands whether it is a climber, a hang on, or a ladder stand.
A life line used in conjunction with a 5 point safety vest is the only way to be safe in any tree stand.
It's a very small investment which can save your life.

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Old 09-04-2017, 04:44 AM
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And use 3 points of contact when going up or down. Don't carry anything in your hand. Use a climbing belt or life line when going up and down. Connect your harness to your tree strap BEFORE you remove your climbing belt. Pull all your gear up to you with a rope. And PLEASE unload your weapon first. Remember the only time you're safe from falling from a tree stand is when you have both feet on the ground.
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:26 PM
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Great advice, read and heed friends.... the life you save may be your own...
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:39 AM
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So whats the best straps?
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