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Author Topic: Safety line placement  (Read 633 times)

Offline 5114TX

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Safety line placement
« on: September 29, 2009, 12:09:31 PM »
There are many safety devices that can, and will, save your life if you use them, and use them correctly. The "ground-to-stand Lifeline" is one of the safest, since it keeps you attached from the time you leave the ground until you return to the ground. All safety harnesses have a rope that goes around the tree, then buckles into the harness. Some people use the harness and rope all the way up the tree, which is recommended by the manufacturer, while others attach the rope once they're up in their stand (which is very risky) But, where do you attach the rope once you are in your stand? Too many people don't have the rope high enough to enable them to get back on the platform in the event of a fall. If you're hanging below the platform, it can be very difficult, if not impossible, to get back onto it. Once you're in your stand, stand up and place your safety rope high enough so that you only have enough slack to sit down. If you should happen to fall, this will keep you at a level that will allow you to get back to your platform. Plus, that diminishes the amount of shock felt at the end of the fall. Be safe, not sorry!
« Last Edit: September 29, 2009, 02:18:57 PM by 5114TX »
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Re: Safety line placement
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009, 12:17:32 PM »
Great post and timely.  Here is the TSM website http://www.tmastands.com/ and they offer great information.  Be safe and great hunting this year.
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Re: Safety line placement
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 12:29:14 PM »
great info thanks
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Re: Safety line placement
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009, 01:30:03 PM »
A good tip to remember, thanks

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Re: Safety line placement
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2009, 01:52:12 PM »
thanks for the safety refresher. these tips are important especially at this time of the year.
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Re: Safety line placement
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2009, 03:19:29 PM »
Always Good to refresh yourself on safety every year.

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Re: Safety line placement
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2009, 07:17:17 PM »
Thanks for reminding every one and posting the web site
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