Just kinda curious. I have recently purchased a HSS and wondered what it was like falling out of a tree stand then being hanging out there.
Hurts just to read this story. This is the reason I gave up screw in steps. Stick ladders and climbing stands for me.I've not fallen, but my brother did. He was coming down out of a Loc-On after shooting a deer. He missed a step somehow and fell. One of the screw-in steps caught the back of his leg near his knee, and it ripped his leg open all the way up to his rear-end. It damn near killed him for all the blood he lost. Had he been any further in than he was, it would have been his last hunt.
I build my own lifeline with 10mm climbing rope (static line) and 6mm prussic cord. I'm hooked to the tree from top to bottom.Yes, I've fallen, and the harness will not work if it isn't hooked to something...I fell while climbing into my stand...harness and all.