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View Poll Results: Do you use a Safety Harness while in your treeStand?
YES 5 45.45%
NO 4 36.36%
Sometimes 2 18.18%
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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 12:19 PM
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Hunter Safety Systems .hands down the best out thereHunter Safety System Reversible Safety Vest/Harness - Model HSS-4
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post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 03:53 PM
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yeah the belts will kill ya. got to use a harness like the one joel is talking about. i've even used mine at work. 45 ft up on a chimney case cap that was a bout 3'X3'.
post #13 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 04:46 PM
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Ronn, shows you how long it's been since I've used one. When I bout my belt...thats all there was...grins. My son has been talking to me about getting a harness.

We cannot continue to do the same things and expect different results
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post #14 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 05:06 PM
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I have been bad by not wearing mine but I will be wearing one this year. I have fallen once from 35' and was very lucky to be hunting today. I still have problems with my feet an knees because of it. I am very careful now and never get over confident when climbing but we all know sh-t happens and my clock as well as all of yours is ticking. Changing my ways because I love to hunt and fish too much to have to give it up because of laziness not wearing my safety vest. Guys I really thought I was dieing laying there alone in the woods. Sure was an empty lonely feeling. That was many years ago and to this day I have night mares.
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post #15 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 09:23 PM
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your lucky wmi the coyotes didnt find ya.lesson learned the hard way.glad you still go out
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post #16 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 09:23 PM
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by the way look around i bought mine used from someone who outgrew his .
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post #17 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 02:07 PM
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I am doing better with wearing a harness these days. Back when I strictly used a climber with a gun rest I never did. I felt safe just because i was completely surrounded by tree stand. Since i have went to using some hang-ons as well I always use a harness in one of those. And now when im by myself i always use a harness whether it be climber or hang-on. It took me having a wife and kids to start thinking more along the lines of safety and that someone's wants to see me get home in one piece tonight. I am also more cautious about what tree I set-up in too.

Safety first, wear a harness, do not be another statistic.

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post #18 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 02:35 PM
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harnesses should be replaced every few years as well.
post #19 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 04:50 PM
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I do not go up in stands without my Gorilla harness vest. I am somewhat afraid of heights and the harness has boosted my confidence. When I first took it out of the package there were straps and belts everywhere. I was so confused by the mfg directions. Then I went online, found a reference picture and it all came together. It takes me about 45 seconds to secure all straps/belts. Trading 45 seconds a day is worth mitigating a lifetime of paralysis.
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post #20 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 11:43 PM
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the sportsmans guide hunting edition has a vest for 60-70$
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