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Safety harnesses and other safety

As my AF tower climbing instructor said, and beat into us, "100% attached, 100% of the time"

Was connected when I stepped out on this one just after hanging.

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With all the pressure to getrdone as the season nears - pls don't take unwarranted risks fellas.

Replace those cables with good welded chain. You will have so much more peace of mind. So very glad you were tied in when it happened!!
 
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Jamie

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I have never had to replace a cable, only straps and seats because they were chewed up by squirrels. This is the main reason I take my stands down at the end of season. no good comes from leaving them to the elements and critters unattended for 7 months.
 
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Terrible reminder to stay tied in all the way up and back down.

 

Stressless

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Yep, this coming off season they are all going the way of chain. I can remember taking pressure treated peices of 2x.4's and nailing them in with a arm and leg wrapped around a tree and then building a platform, hunting etc - all without a lifeline, harness or linemans belt - 18 -20 y/o dumbshit human chimpanzee. This was '79-'82 or so.... the risks... so thankful now.
 
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"J"

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Yep, this coming off season they are all going the way of chain. I can remember taking pressure treated peices of 2x.4's and nailing them in with a arm and leg wrapped around a tree and then building a platform, hunting etc - all without a lifeline, harness or linemans belt - 18 -20 y/o dumbshit human chimpanzee. This was '79-'82 or so.... the risks... so thankful now.
We did ORM before ORM was cool……😂
 
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giles

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Fellas, after the ash beetle and the amount of ice and wind we've had this year. I've stepped into some areas that I shouldn't have. It's real easy to do while shed hunting. You take a look around and notice a bunch of fresh branches on the ground, look up and find yourself in the fall zone of a widow maker.

I'm not sure what would prevent yourself from doing this. Just know that if you find yourself in an area with a bunch of fresh branches and no tree, you need to look up!
 
Fellas, after the ash beetle and the amount of ice and wind we've had this year. I've stepped into some areas that I shouldn't have. It's real easy to do while shed hunting. You take a look around and notice a bunch of fresh branches on the ground, look up and find yourself in the fall zone of a widow maker.

I'm not sure what would prevent yourself from doing this. Just know that if you find yourself in an area with a bunch of fresh branches and no tree, you need to look up!
Ton of logs and branches down over the weekend on trails and it's easy to just look at the ground and not look up for your own safety. Good reminder! The snow and wind storms the last month sure put a hurt on anything weak out there.
 
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Smawgunner2

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Fellas, after the ash beetle and the amount of ice and wind we've had this year. I've stepped into some areas that I shouldn't have. It's real easy to do while shed hunting. You take a look around and notice a bunch of fresh branches on the ground, look up and find yourself in the fall zone of a widow maker.

I'm not sure what would prevent yourself from doing this. Just know that if you find yourself in an area with a bunch of fresh branches and no tree, you need to look up!
Our place is a death zone. I don't hike unless the wind is under 8-10 mph. You can't even cut them down at this point because the slightest vibration causes them to break off from the top.
 
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giles

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I need to make it a priority to go for a walk looking up. We've had a ton of storms this year and it seems I'm always looking st the ground when I'm walking. Looking for sign and whatnot. I need to look up! I'm not sure if anyone else needs to hear that, but I'm saying it out loud.
 

Redhunter1012

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I need to make it a priority to go for a walk looking up. We've had a ton of storms this year and it seems I'm always looking st the ground when I'm walking. Looking for sign and whatnot. I need to look up! I'm not sure if anyone else needs to hear that, but I'm saying it out loud.
Great reminder Dave. I'll probably wait to go out chasing squirrels to check stands. Carry a few extra nuts and bolts and ratchet straps
 

giles

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Would probably be a good idea to have a fire extinguisher or 2 on hand. I also have no idea how he thought a leaf blower would put the fire out. First call probably should've been to 911. Lots went wrong here IMO.
 
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