July 13th, 2014, 10:40 AM
I use them, and I buy mine.
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July 14th, 2014, 02:05 AM
i have never used one and really dont plan on getting one. up until the last year i didnt wear a harness. i did start wearing a harnesss religiously last year, but the lifeline seems pretty unncessary to me. maybe as i get older but as of now i do not use one.
July 14th, 2014, 08:00 AM
yes. and to anyone who thinks they are pricey when u are parylized from ur fall if u live a wheel chair is around 2,500 and a funeral averages 10 to 15,000. h&s lifeline is $40.00 i mean come on that's dirt cheap compared to the rest of ur equipment. live to hunt another day.
July 14th, 2014, 08:04 AM
Bought a bunch of Muddy life lines and I am putting them up in stands now for fall. Used one last year, only problem I had was I went to climb on day and the prussic knot was so frozen to the rope it would not slide. I had to sit there for like 5 min. warming & working it with my hands. Nice to know I'm tied in from bottom to top.
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July 14th, 2014, 08:16 AM
I use lifelines on every stand, an extra $30 a stand is worth it when it comes to safety
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July 14th, 2014, 08:38 AM
I will have two fixed stands up this year and both will have store-bought lifelines on the trees. When I use my climber, I strap myself in as soon as I step onto the platform at the base of the tree.
July 14th, 2014, 10:25 AM
I use a lineman's belt. Lifeline is a great idea, but where I hunt I bring my bottom stick with me when I do leave stands up. I'd love to setup lifelines every stand but theyd be gone! Great product though!
July 14th, 2014, 10:29 AM
Who all uses life lines in your stands. And do you buy or build
I have been studying these too and what I have decided is to keep using the line mans rope as I climb and tether to the tree. But, when I finally get my own lease, all of my lock on stands will have a lifeline.
Last edited by pstrahin; July 14th, 2014 at 10:30 AM.
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July 14th, 2014, 10:35 AM
I have one on every stand I put up. Whats your life worth?
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July 14th, 2014, 11:15 AM
Yeah, and the guys complaining are generally the ones with the head-to-toe scentproof clothing, $400 treestands and a brand new $1000 bow with a dozen arrows with broadheads and lighted nocks worth $40 a piece... I understand having a limited hunting budget, believe me... but I will GLADLY sacrafice a new box of broadheads or that new base layer for a few lifelines that will last many seasons if cared for... just my opinion.
Originally Posted by j1b
I am a firm believer in always being attached... a linemas belt when hanging stands, and a lifeline when hunting. I have them on every stand. You would be surprised at the amount of security you feel when you clip into that line on the ground, especially on those icy cold morning in the dark... it just makes me feel safer. I just bought the HSS one's as well... I priced out the materials to build my own and it just wasn't worth it to me. If you buy the properly rated lines I couldn't get much cheaper than $40 bucks for each 30' set-up. If you do make your own, be sure to get the rope from a proper climbing or arborist store... not your local hardware. You need a good quality 11mm mainline that is rated to take a fall. That cheap poly rope from the hardware is not up to the task. My buddy was using that polypropelene rope from a TSC or something for his lifelines until he had one break while he was just using it to hoist his ladder stand up into the tree one summer...that's when he decided just to buy a proper one, lol.
July 14th, 2014, 11:19 AM
Now that my son is a Bowhunter, I will be as safe as I can be. Kids learn what you teach them and his safety and well being are my number one priority.
July 14th, 2014, 11:23 AM
I use them, and so far have made all of mine. That does not mean that I won't buy them in the future.
July 14th, 2014, 11:33 AM
I have them on all my hang on stands. To me you'd be foolish not to. If you can't afford the 30 bucks for a lifeline keep your butt on the ground!
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July 14th, 2014, 12:33 PM
Originally Posted by outdrsman11
couldn't have said it better....
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July 30th, 2014, 10:56 PM
Check out Sportsmans Guide website. They have Climbing Ropes for $30, but if you google a promo code for the site you get $10 off any order of $10 or more. $20 + shipping for something that will save your life. Just an FYI.
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July 30th, 2014, 11:02 PM
Bought my first life line this year and plan to use it. Been using linemens belts then securing myself once in, I think the lifeline is the way to go.
July 30th, 2014, 11:04 PM
I left 2 Muddy life lines out since last fall. Will they be ok or should I replace them?
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