How many use lifelines and how many dont

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by kyhunter99, Nov 4, 2020.

Harness and lifeline?

  1. Always

    35 vote(s)
  2. Sometimes

    8 vote(s)
  3. Never

    8 vote(s)
  4. Harness but no lifeline--always

    17 vote(s)
  5. Harness but no Lifeline--sometimes

    9 vote(s)
  6. Nothin ever, i live on the edge

    4 vote(s)
  1. GTbowhunter

    GTbowhunter 6 pointer

    Aug 26, 2020
    I use a linemans strap and harness.
  2. rabbit dawg

    rabbit dawg 6 pointer

    Mar 9, 2010
    I fell and broke 2 vertebrae in my back in 1993 while climbing into the stand. 16 feet. Very lucky it wasn’t worse. So yeah, I’m strapped up all the time.
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  3. invasion36

    invasion36 10 pointer

    Aug 29, 2013
    Kenton Co
    My only thing with the lifeline is that I can’t keep it tight to the tree at the top. It comes loose. Am I putting it up wrong? I always hunt out of ladder stands as I do not trust those little cables holding the platform. I weigh 220 pounds so this is close to the weight limit on most stands. ( i know they can hold more ) If they changed the weight limit to 400 pounds I would feel a bit safer. Lol I am sure if I hunted out of them more I would get more comfortable. I do feel like the ladder gives me away.
  4. bdbrown66

    bdbrown66 8 pointer

    Oct 18, 2013
    If you have one of the screw-in equipment hooks or something like that, just put your lifeline above it. That will keep the lifeline from sliding down when there's no weight on it. If you fall or put weight on it, it will cinch tight to the tree.
  5. web splitter

    web splitter 6 pointer

    Feb 3, 2015
    I put mine around the trunk but above the 1st limb or 2 above my head height when standing on the platform
  6. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

    Jun 28, 2012
    I like to use a big limb if there is one somewhere above my stand. One thing you can do is double up to make sure it doesn’t slip, meaning go through the noose twice. If there’s not enough lifeline to do that then you sit way higher than I do and I can’t relate.
  7. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

    Dec 21, 2014
    Still in the kitchen Ky
    Are you guys talling about the lifeline getting loose where its wrapped around the tree at the top?
    Not saying its safe (though dont see why it wouldnt be) but couldnt you use something like a hair claw clip to keep it from slipping?
  8. web splitter

    web splitter 6 pointer

    Feb 3, 2015
    I don't understand how a hair clip would overcome his obstacle, must less would I trust my life with one
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  9. bdbrown66

    bdbrown66 8 pointer

    Oct 18, 2013
    Anything that keeps that loop around the tree from loosening up while there is no weight on it will accomplish your purpose. If you put weight on the lifeline (ie. you fall), it will always cinch tight against the tree. The issue is from it loosening up when there is no weight to keep it pulled tight. Or, as I mentioned earlier, screw in a cargo hook below where your lifeline wraps around the tree. That will keep it from sliding down when it's loose.
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  10. web splitter

    web splitter 6 pointer

    Feb 3, 2015
    I can agree with the cargo hook method
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  11. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

    Dec 21, 2014
    Still in the kitchen Ky
    I maybe can send a pic later.
  12. countryboy3006

    countryboy3006 6 pointer

    Jan 28, 2015
    Northern KY
    I have lifelines on all my hang on stands. Climber and ladder stands I just use a harness.
  13. mac0492

    mac0492 8 pointer

    Oct 15, 2013
    I run lifelines on my lock ons and ladders but on my climber I just take my time with my harness tied off and inch it up the tree as I go. Makes it slower climbing but I’m allergic to falling 20-ft.
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  14. Munson

    Munson 12 pointer

    Dec 24, 2011
    Natural Bridge
    Had 3 ordered on Amazon...out of stock. Back to the drawing board...
  15. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

    Nov 23, 2019
    Guarding my lovely bluebirds
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    Last edited: Nov 8, 2020

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