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Author Topic: Safety Harness  (Read 2086 times)

Offline rugerred

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Re: Safety Harness
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2008, 08:56:40 PM »
I also use the transformer and love it.  It was $80 in Cabellas and I got it from sportsmans warehouse for $25.  I didnt like the rope that came with it, so I called Loggy and they sent me 2 belts free.  They stopped making the rope tree line half way through the production year because of so many complaints.  I haven't felt any restriction for shooting at all with this sys.
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Re: Safety Harness
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2008, 05:30:32 AM »
I actually just picked up a Loggy Bayou Transformer yesterday.  Scheels in our area has them on sale for 49.99.  I wouldn't be caught dead up in a stand without some type of harness on.

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Re: Safety Harness
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2008, 03:44:25 AM »
Just got a Hunter safety system last year after my brother inlaw fell about 6 feet coming down out of his stand and broke his ankle.  Easy to put on and pretty comfortable also.  Better safe than sorry.
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Re: Safety Harness
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2008, 06:55:54 AM »
We make it a rule in our club.  If you are in a tree. You need to be tied in somehow.  I believe that this year we will install a rope and prussic knot to each stand just for this use.  Do I use one with my climber.  You bet your bippie I do.  I had a fellow bring his son to our state hunter safety course for archery. He was driving a handy cap equipped van and sitting in a wheel chair because he stepped off a tree stand trying to take a big buck. In the heat of the moment you will do some very STUPID things.  Non intentional, but STUPID just the same.  Just think about how his life changed that day. Never to be in a tree again at sunrise or sunset. Never mind not being able to do it with his son or daughter. I just can imagine...  We all have somemany marbles in a jar when we start life and we take a marble out each time we make a stupid move.  When you are at the bottom of a tree you are about to climb into this year .  Think about how many marbles you might have left to play with.  Remember your mother asking you as a child.  HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MARBLES......
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Re: Safety Harness
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2008, 07:01:47 AM »
I use the hunter safety system as well But what ever any one uses use some sort of devise to catch you when climbing in and out of your stand!  My wife fell 12 ft 10 years ago from her stand as she was climbing out she broke some ribs and had a concussion and it ended her hunting season. Most falls happen at this time!

Has anyone used the Fall Guy restraint I was thinking of trying one this year.
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Re: Safety Harness
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2008, 11:30:50 AM »
Hunting safety is the same as work safety. I've had to threaten to fire people because they didn't have safety rails or weren't tied off to a safety line. I was told that "I've been doing this for twenty years and haven't fallen". He should have followed the statement with "yet".
I find as I get older, that I'm not quite as spry as I use to be. My sense of balance is not as good. I take blood pressure medication. Makes good sense to wear the safety harness. If you don't care about yourself, care about your family and what your loss would mean to them!
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Re: Safety Harness
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2008, 07:42:07 PM »
Hey guys,

Do any of you know of a safety harness that has been set up or designed for the hunter that faces the tree?

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Re: Safety Harness
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2008, 02:52:47 PM »
no i havent but i would like to know
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Re: Safety Harness
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2008, 10:46:23 PM »
Being aloft was part of my job with the phone company, installing phones in houses and apartments. In my first 6 months on the job, I had went to climbing school, passed and was on the job, still leery of climbing. When I finally started trusting my safety equipment, I was on a "stepped pole", about 18 to 20 feet up, my safety strap was in place but I was still holding on with one arm and working with the other. As luck would have it, some one called the number I was installing in a construction trailer. When the ringing voltage surprised me, I threw both hands up above my head, like I said, my safety strap was in place and I did not go any where. Safety equipment works, when worn, and the user has confidence in his/her equipment. I have and use the Hunter Safety System. Using it while facing the tree is like being left handed, which I am, I have learned to adapt. Be creative, and you may be able to use the strap coming off the tree as a shooting aid. Hunt safe today and not sorry tomorrow. Safe and happy hunting.
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Re: Safety Harness
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2008, 11:45:38 AM »
I have the Hunter Safety system and really like the security it gives me plus the ease of use.  Those harness systems aren't bad bad I had to label each strap so I knew where they went, especially if they got tangled up. And they were always difficult to get on in the dark of morning.

Does anyone wear any camo over their  system?  I purchased a leafy mesh set from Basspro and was trying to figure out a way to wear it over the harness without cutting a hole for the strap.
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Re: Safety Harness
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2008, 02:49:20 PM »
Hard to beat safety systems

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Re: Safety Harness
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2008, 12:09:53 PM »
I'd cut the hole 54, and have someone stitch around it to keep it from tearing or unraveling. I wear a orange vest with a hood during gun season on cool mornings. I cut a hole at the base of the hood for the strap.
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