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#2968714 - 10/04/12 02:30 PM Re: When using climbers [Re: Andy S.]
volsgo1
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Poser i just ordered one great idea!!! Ill keep it in my bag on my climber.
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#2968730 - 10/04/12 02:37 PM Re: When using climbers [Re: volsgo1]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: volsgo1
Poser i just ordered one great idea!!! Ill keep it in my bag on my climber.


Use the black sewn sling near the top to girth hitch the entire ladder to the outer most rail of your platform. Since the entire etrier is made from webbing, it will compress nicely at the botton of your pack. Or, you can just leave it attached to your climber and just use it when you need it.
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#2968749 - 10/04/12 02:52 PM Re: When using climbers [Re: Andy S.]
JeepKuntry
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I always adjust at the base. Generally I put it on say a 20 degree upward angle. But there's been times it looks almost straight up and the first 6 feet or so is a pain.
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#2968811 - 10/04/12 03:36 PM Re: When using climbers [Re: Poser]
TheMMAn
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
...It also allows him to bypass the base of the tree if it is too wide. He then climbs up the Etrier onto his platform...






That's a great idea. I love hunting double-trees, and have had to quit using them with my climber (as they are joined at the bottom)except for a couple of times that i have taken the trouble to install screw-in steps for the first 4 or 5 feet. I also have some cypress trees on an island that i hunt that this would be perfect for.

I will be adding one of these to my backpack. Thanks

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#2969088 - 10/04/12 07:36 PM Re: When using climbers [Re: TheMMAn]
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Mud Dauber
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Well, I am glad that a couple of you found that info beneficial. I was expecting to get shot down quick on that idea. Treestand manufacturers seem operate in a vacuum of ideas. If you step back, think about it for a moment and combine tree arborer gear, rock climbing gear and hunting gear, you can come up with some highly functional ideas for climbing trees. Now I am giving away one of my secrets.... with that simple adjustment, I have long hunted entire swaths of WMAs that were basically unclimbable with conventional climbers and, as a result, largely dismissed by hunters.
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#2969106 - 10/04/12 07:50 PM Re: When using climbers [Re: Poser]
Team Yuma
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How many feet long is the Etrier?
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#2969206 - 10/04/12 08:51 PM Re: When using climbers [Re: Team Yuma]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: Team Yuma
How many feet long is the Etrier?


Right at 6 feet.
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#2969224 - 10/04/12 08:59 PM Re: When using climbers [Re: Poser]
@fulldraw
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I kneel in my seat, lean over and adjust when I get to my spot. I'm tied to the tree and the stand ain't going anywhere. I sure ain't climbing back down to readjust.
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#2969410 - 10/05/12 04:54 AM Re: When using climbers [Re: @fulldraw]
Mike Belt
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If I really want to hunt a certain tree I have been known to carry a section of a climbing stick with me to get me high enough to then place my stand but Poser's idea is much more feasible and packable. Good info and I'll look into one myself.
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#2969489 - 10/05/12 07:02 AM Re: When using climbers [Re: Mike Belt]
156p&y
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The cougar claw I have has two pins in one side so you can adjust it up or down; very simple but safe since the stand is always still attached to the tree.
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