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Old October 12th, 2017, 08:22 PM #11
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I have a Spider harness. It works into Scentblocker clothes. It has cobra type buckles with makes it nice to get in and out of. I've only used it with hang- on type stands. Seems over kill with the ladder stand I normally hunt from.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 10:48 PM #12
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I love my Muddy harness. In the past I used and hated the cheapo harnesses that come with tree stands. A quality harness makes a world of difference in comfort and I won't go up a tree without one. It (and probably most harnesses nowadays) came with a strap to support your body weight in the event of a fall. YouTube is your friend for figuring this stuff out.
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Old October 14th, 2017, 10:40 AM #13
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I personally wouldnt go up in a tree without one. Sure you could go up 100x's and never have a problem but that one time something happens....and you arent able to walk again or even worse quadraplegic or even dead.
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From a companion thread...

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I hunt from a permanent stand with a railing so the harness is much more of a hindrance for me. If I was using a climber or a small platform stand I'd use the harness. Most of our portable stands are only 18' tall too so not to high up to begin with. I couldn't imagine being 30' up a tree on a windy day being much fun.
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I hunt from a permanent stand with a railing so the harness is much more of a hindrance for me. If I was using a climber or a small platform stand I'd use the harness. Most of our portable stands are only 18' tall too so not to high up to begin with. I couldn't imagine being 30' up a tree on a windy day being much fun.




In a climber, it's not that bad(unless you're prone to motion sickness). Just pick a stout tree.
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+2. Next to my gun/bow and flashlight, the only other thing I make sure to always have is my safety harness. I have a Hunter Safety Systems harness as well and it is plenty comfortable. When I wear my big, thick jacket it does tug on my shoulders a little while walking, but it's a worthwhile tradeoff to me. The one thing I know is that I will not fall to the ground and get hurt no matter what happens--falling asleep, leaning over to get a shot, ratchet straps fail, etc.
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Have and use several Hunter Safety System models:
https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Safety...+Safety+System

Years ago, had the tree-hugger version of a Loggy Bayou climber (thick rubber straps were required in NY State forests at the time). One cold, wet evening, was transitioning to climb down a big tree and the bottom half of the stand slid down 10 feet before I could get my boots locked in, leaving me hanging by the mark 1 mod 0 suffocation belt that came with the stand. I was able to get turned around a scrape my way down with the hand-climber and lots of friction. Might have survived the fall without the strap, but my nickname would probably be "wheels" or "scooter" now. I've worn a full harnesses ever since, unless using a ladder stand with a safety rail.
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Have and use several Hunter Safety System models:
https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Safety...+Safety+System

Years ago, had the tree-hugger version of a Loggy Bayou climber (thick rubber straps were required in NY State forests at the time). One cold, wet evening, was transitioning to climb down a big tree and the bottom half of the stand slid down 10 feet before I could get my boots locked in, leaving me hanging by the mark 1 mod 0 suffocation belt that came with the stand. I was able to get turned around a scrape my way down with the hand-climber and lots of friction. Might have survived the fall without the strap, but my nickname would probably be "wheels" or "scooter" now. I've worn a full harnesses ever since, unless using a ladder stand with a safety rail.
Close call!

I had my old loggy bayou drop all the way back down to the ground floor as I prepared to tie it in. That was back before harnesses we're big. I learned that day, never take the loggy on a rainy day.
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Close call!

I had my old loggy bayou drop all the way back down to the ground floor as I prepared to tie it in. That was back before harnesses we're big. I learned that day, never take the loggy on a rainy day.
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