Another treestand tragedy...

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RE: Another treestand tragedy...

Postby bowman12 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:43 am

Wow, Thanks for the information about falling from what I used to consider not life threatening!

Glad your brother is alive, life changing but glad he's still with family.

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RE: Another treestand tragedy...

Postby habitatmanager » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:19 am

Avoid hanging by keeping a few foldable treesteps on you in a reachable place. somtimes all you need is a handhold/ foothold to get you back onto your stand or platform. the pocket on a huntersafty system vest is great for this. i keep mine wrapped in a piece of felt with a rubberband around it to keep it quiet. even if you are using a climber and it falls to the ground this will let you get your weight off your straps and let you call/ wait till help arrives!

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RE: Another treestand tragedy...

Postby Everyday Hunter » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:16 am

Great idea. It might not work every time, but it always pays to think and plan ahead.

Thanks.

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RE: Another treestand tragedy...

Postby Terminator » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:44 am

I keep a knife in my bib pocket. I'm coming out of there one way or another! My prayers are with that family during this terrible time!
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RE: Another treestand tragedy...

Postby antlersonly » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:16 am

Could you please post a link to the original story? I am trying to determine what kind of stand he was using.

Thanks
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RE: Another treestand tragedy...

Postby 69Viking » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:39 am

ORIGINAL: Jslotter

Sounds like his safety harness killed him???


The story said the safety rope was attached to his backpack, doesn't sound like any safety harness that I know. Last year I made the best purchase I've ever made. I saved up enough money and bought me and my oldest son an HSS Safety Vest. We both use them anytime we go up a tree. Stories like this are very sad and just another reminder to all of us out there that we need to be as safe as we possibly can. Safe hunting everyone.

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RE: Another treestand tragedy...

Postby Everyday Hunter » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:44 am

ORIGINAL: antlersonly

Could you please post a link to the original story? I am trying to determine what kind of stand he was using.

Thanks

Antlersonly, welcome to the D&DH forums.

There is a link in the OP. Whether there are other online sources for more information, I don't know. The news stories may not contain any reference to the kind of stand he was using. I might be wrong, but I'd be surprised if the kind of stand was reported anywhere unless some design flaw or other liability for the manufacturer became an issue. Sorry.

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