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Thread: Who all uses life lines in your stands. And do you buy or build

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    Who all uses life lines in your stands. And do you buy or build

    Been thinking this year that I'm going to use life lines going up nod down the tree. Was wondering how many of you use them and do you buy them or just make them yourself? And if you do make them what type of rope do you use and where do you get it at

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    I have never bought or made one but i was thinking about making one this year. They are kind of expensive in my book if you buy them. There was a thread a while back i looked at on here in the DIY section. Search for it and see if its still up it had a good way to build one pretty cheap.
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    Really can't use them with a climber. I have not use one even with my hang on stands. I am very careful and even clip in my harness before I step on to the stand.
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    You can't build a good one for what you can buy them for. [3 for 90 bucks] I have them on every hang on.

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    20+ stands with a lifeline on every one. I bought all the lifelines.

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    2010 season a good buddy of mine was in a hang on with no harness, it wasn't strapped at the bottom only the top. The bottom of the stand kicked sideways and dumped him out 15 ft to the ground on his head, broken necks take a long time to recover from if and only if your lucky like he was and survive it. I only hunt ladder stands now and even when using them I have a homemade lifeline on all my stands. Buy some rope and learn to tie a prusic knot and that's all u need. It will cost you less than half what buying a lifeline costs.

    There are too many things that can go wrong to risk climbing or sitting in a stand without a harness. We all love to hunt but we all have families to come home to

    But the rope and make them yourself is my advise, it's easy and much cheaper.

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    hunter safety systems sells the one I use easy to use and you can pick up one off ebay for around 40 bucks ..
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    If you have climbing sticks on your hang on. Just do what i do. As you go up just slip your harness teather over one of the pegs climb up a little ways slip it off and slip it onto the next one up. If a fall where to occur you would not fall and you already own the stuff to do this. Just a thought its something i have always done for extra safety but a lifeline would surley be safer and more effective.
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    Won't use a hang on stand without one!!

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    I use the HSS Safety Ropes on all my stands along with a Petzl rock climbing harness.
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    Use one on all my stands !! and use the rope style tree strap with my climber. I honestly don't know a GOOD reason why someone would not use some kind of a fall prevention device?? "They're not comfortable. I haven't fallen yet. They get in the way" are not GOOD reasons, only excuses until you actually fall. I've got a wife, son and family that would sure be pissed if I didn't come back home because I was too lazy/stupid to not strap myself in..
    We safely lower our weapons back down with a rope of sorts, why the crap wouldn't we lower ourselves down safely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillxstalkingx View Post
    won't use a hang on stand without one!!
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    I use one in every stand. If I get to a point where I can't afford a lifeline on a set then I either move a set or don't set it up.

    Why everyone doesn't use these is tough for me to understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j1b View Post
    I use one in every stand. If I get to a point where I can't afford a lifeline on a set then I either move a set or don't set it up.

    Why everyone doesn't use these is tough for me to understand.
    Cause not everyone has a spare 40$ to spend on a rope lol. It is a nice device and really helps in safety and you can never be too careful. But most people look at it like this. I have been climbing stands my whole life and have never fallen why would i need one of these things?. this is a bad way of thinking but sadly it is the way a majority of hunters look at it. I would recommend one to anybody that can afford one. If you can't afford it just be careful when climbing is all i gotta say haha.
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    I Always wear my harness but I normally just use my lineman's rope when going up or down and like I said I clip in before stepping onto the stand. With my hang on stands I put the tree belt up and just leave it there with the stand. I can see where a safety rope would work with a fixed stand but there are plenty of times when I go up, hunt, and then bring everything back out with me. In this case the life line wont work. A life line does make perfect sense in a semi permanent stand situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhWell View Post
    Really can't use them with a climber. I have not use one even with my hang on stands. I am very careful and even clip in my harness before I step on to the stand.

    You can use a HSS Rope Style Treestrap........connected all the way up. It is what I have

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    Quote Originally Posted by thwacker View Post
    You can use a HSS Rope Style Treestrap........connected all the way

    http://www.huntersafetysystem.com/ro...e-treestrap-1/
    I do that but I didn't think that was what they are talking about. I thought the OP was referring to the rope that runs from the ground to up above the stand.
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    You dont get in my stands without using a life line.. Anyone who goes in my stands has a harness and life line ..... wife son me and friends who hunt with us...

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    I switched to hang ons this year and got the HSS lifelines. I paid $90 for three of them. After pricing out the materials I found that I wasn't really saving any money over the HSS lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhWell View Post
    I do that but I didn't think that was what they are talking about. I thought the OP was referring to the rope that runs from the ground to up above the stand.
    You're right
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    I have them on the 2 stands I use the most...Probably should get one for the other stand as well...I usually take them off after the season so they aren't exposed to the weather year round...
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    I have them on all of my stands. Made all of them myself. I don't hunt high off the ground, but I feel much better knowing that I am connected.
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    I made my own...it's just as good if not better than hss one. I only use it when I have my stand set up in my yard for practice during the summer.. I hunt public so I use a lineman's belt when I hang sticks/stand and then attach to my homemade prussic style tree rope. I take my gear out every night when I'm done hunting so I don't need a lifeline. They are awesome for private permanent stands tho.

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    If I have a stand hung, there will be a lifeline with it.

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    I fell from about 20 feet five years ago. That was the first year I started being serious about harness/lifelines. They saved me.

    I am 100% using them now. And I buy the HSS lifelines.

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