One of the best ways to ensure that you’re safe while deer hunting from a treestand is to use a safety rope with your fall restraint harness. The key is to know why and how the safety rope works and then to use it correctly.
A safety rope, such as the Lifeline from Hunter Safety System, attaches to the tree above your stand and at the base of the tree. This two-point connection along with the Prussic knot connection to your safety harness is an additional layer of protection should you fall while in the stand, or while climbing or descending the ladder or climber.
A safety rope is easy to use. Watch this video from the Tree Stand Safety Awareness foundation to learn more about how to use it and why it’s important to do so.