thats exactly what i do. i feel much more comfortable this way, and more importantly, so does my dad.lungbusta101 said:i always use the orginal strap but the use a ratchet strap for the base. makes it real secure and the bottom and top are totaly on the the tree.
you can get pretty good ratchet straps from wal-mart anytime, as long as you arent worried about them being camo. gander mountain also usually has some too, usually in 4 packs.