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)
    43.2%
  2. Sometimes

    8 vote(s)
    9.9%
  3. Never

    8 vote(s)
    9.9%
  4. Harness but no lifeline--always

    17 vote(s)
    21.0%
  5. Harness but no Lifeline--sometimes

    9 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. Nothin ever, i live on the edge

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
  1. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

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    Still in the kitchen Ky
    I hunted with a friend who had the reflective ropes. That was when i was flashmobbed by deer both days. Didnt bother them at all. So easy to see through the woods when coming in at dark
     
  2. huntindawoods

    huntindawoods 12 pointer

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    I use one with my lock on and climbing sticks, yes it’s silly I don’t with my ladder stands. But I use a harness with all stands. The lifeline is inexpensive and could save your life. I think they should be used at all times with all stands. So yes, I speaking to myself also, accidents happen with ladder stands just as they do with climbers and lock on.
     
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  3. PUBLIC RAT

    PUBLIC RAT 8 pointer

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    After having climbed dozens of trees what I've found is if I see 2 trees i like I'll choose the one with rougher bark. If the bark is smooth I know I'll be fighting to keep that line cinched tight. Had a friend of a friend take a bad fall from 15 feet. No harness, no line, stepped onto a hang on that no had used in several years, left up never taken down. Straps broke and he went down. Damaged vertebrae and pelvis.
     
  4. rabbit dawg

    rabbit dawg 6 pointer

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    Just use 2 prusiks on the same rope.
     
  5. bdbrown66

    bdbrown66 8 pointer

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    The problem with that is that you are adding additional weight on a single lifeline. A better approach is 2 lifelines for a double stand.
     
  6. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

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    Still in the kitchen Ky
    I dont think so Tim
     
  7. hoene

    hoene 8 pointer

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    There sold with 2 prusiks on one line
     
  8. rabbit dawg

    rabbit dawg 6 pointer

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    I’m not Tim. And you might want to call HSS and tell them to stop selling them that way.
     
  9. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    They do sell some like that. I’ve never looked at them up close to see if they are made any better than their regular ropes for one person? Any idea? A tad thicker or exact same?
     
  10. rabbit dawg

    rabbit dawg 6 pointer

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    I’ve not compared the 2.
     
  11. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

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    Still in the kitchen Ky
    If hss sells them with two prussiks specifically for the purpose of having two people on one rope i have no problems. Its probably rated for and designed for that.
    Id say if your rope comes with one its probably not meant to have 2.
    And someone else mentioned on here that a 2nd prussik could be added and used to place a foot into to keep your legs from clotting while dangling after a fall or something.
    Id say with you big ol boys being *over 200lbs, going together on a rope rated for 350-400 only probably not a wise choice.
    Id be cautious unless you know what its rated for and thats a specified potential use by the manufacturer.
     

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