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DIY HSS lifeline?

Postby Tenn.Guy » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:15 am

I know someone made their own last year. I may end up buying a 3 pack but I like the idea of making my own without breaking my neck :)

Anyone have some links to purchase needed materials and. A link for the knot?
I think it is called prusset?

Thanks!
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Re: DIY HSS lifeline?

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Re: DIY HSS lifeline?

Postby Tennessee Lead » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:38 pm

I made some last year and used rock climbing rope. Really wasn't any cheaper than buying them. Just the satisfaction of DIY.
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Re: DIY HSS lifeline?

Postby catman529 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:15 am

I used 5/8 derby rope and some 3/8 cheaper rope from lowes. But climbing grade rope is more advisable. The derby rope seems great but the cheap rope is fraying a bit, I may switch to paracord. The idea is that the rope with the prusik knot is smaller diameter than the main line. Add a caribiner to the end of the small rope and hook up to your harness. Very simple
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Re: DIY HSS lifeline?

Postby Mr. Hawk » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:18 pm

I looked into doing them myself too and it wasn't going to be any cheaper than the 3pack on amazon
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Re: DIY HSS lifeline?

Postby missalot » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:40 am

check out wal mart .com search for muddy safeline about 24 bucks 30 foot long I ordered 4
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Re: DIY HSS lifeline?

Postby Brisco Darlin » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:07 pm

I've made them for years when i used to do alot of caving.
I'm a little mean but i make up for it by being real healthy.
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Re: DIY HSS lifeline?

Postby tsc » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:00 pm

I made them from climbing rope and got the price around 14 bucks for 15 ft. Got them on all my stands and wouldn't hunt without them. For God's sake please don't use anything but real climbing rope that is rated for falls,that stuff at home stores, Tractor supply etc. that look similar will get you killed.
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Re: DIY HSS lifeline?

Postby infoman jr. » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:41 pm

Get some static rope (11mm) for the main line, and static accessory cord (8mm) for the prusik. Bluewater is the brand I used on the lineman's belt I made, and it's good stuff. You'll want this grade of climbing rope if you want it to save your life. The 11mm is about $1.00 per foot.

Here's a good, lightweight carabiner.
http://www.amazon.com/Black-Diamond-Rocklock-Screwgate-Carabiner/dp/B000LGJFYK/ref=pd_bxgy_468_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1VQ8AV68QM9DMRNKD56C
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Re: DIY HSS lifeline?

Postby DntBrnDPig » Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:46 pm

I was going to make my own but Amazon has the 3 pack for $89.99. Their new models the lines have reflective material in them so you can find your stand easily at night.
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Re: DIY HSS lifeline?

Postby TRIGGER » Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:56 am

tsc wrote:I made them from climbing rope and got the price around 14 bucks for 15 ft. Got them on all my stands and wouldn't hunt without them. For God's sake please don't use anything but real climbing rope that is rated for falls,that stuff at home stores, Tractor supply etc. that look similar will get you killed.


I agree. The "cheap stuff" is just a false sense of security.
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Re: DIY HSS lifeline?

Postby Trey » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:22 pm

I too looked at making my own ; unfortunately not a lot of cost to be cut .... Amazon HSS
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Re: DIY HSS lifeline?

Postby Knothead » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:24 am

tsc wrote:I made them from climbing rope and got the price around 14 bucks for 15 ft. Got them on all my stands and wouldn't hunt without them. For God's sake please don't use anything but real climbing rope that is rated for falls,that stuff at home stores, Tractor supply etc. that look similar will get you killed.


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When it comes to climbing and safety, shortcuts and cutting corners can be crippling........or worse!
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Re: DIY HSS lifeline?

Postby Nsghunter » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:28 pm

ANY topic where a safey/protection product is involved (Snake protection, tick protection, fall prevention, gun safety ect.) I am always encouraged to remind people; er visits are expensive, dr. bills are expensive and lost work days due to injuries are expensive. IF you don't have the device or it doesn't work as well as a mass produced item the money will be lost. Spend the money on the "Thing". I paid $129 for snake boots once, My ER copay is something like $250 for the VISIT. It ends up costing around $800 after I pay for Dr.s and radiography. PLUS I would have to deal with the ensuing issues once I was out of the hospital. (Look up fasciotomy.)

ALOT of people fall from trees. Use a harness, use a CURRENT harness, use a linemans strap, preferably two if you use a hang on and go around limbs, and then an ascender/descender fall arrest system for those stands that are more stationary.

You and your family can't afford you not to spend the money on quality safety systems. Also, it's hard to hunt with broken parts...
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