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#3328535 - 08/19/13 09:00 PM FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY??
CAMARO12
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Let's hear it???
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#3328803 - 08/20/13 07:09 AM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: CAMARO12]
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#3329379 - 08/20/13 02:33 PM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: EastTNHunter]
CAMARO12
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C'mon guys!! Fess up.
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#3329955 - 08/20/13 10:56 PM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: CAMARO12]
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hss easy light weight and it has pockets and very comfortable
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#3329960 - 08/20/13 11:02 PM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: deerhunter10]
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 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
hss easy light weight and it has pockets and very comfortable
And that would be which harness?

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#3329965 - 08/20/13 11:09 PM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: CAMARO12]
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I have the hunter safety system tree stalker for bow hunting really light weight. and the hss reversible with blaze orange and camo. for cooler conditions and for the gun season but still light.
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#3330323 - 08/21/13 09:46 AM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: deerhunter10]
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20ft up harness—it is lightweight, it is a seat harness, it attaches in the front, it is not hot like HSS in early season, there is no strap constantly in your way, can easily configure it in the lineman's belt configuration, can easily maneuver around if I fall to get back in the stand and most importantly......there is almost zero percent chance of the deadly suspension trauma, unlike the HSS style vest.

I believe they are out of business now, but if I was going to get another one I would be visiting a rock climbing/repelling shop and have them get me set up as basically that is all this harness is. Black Diamond has basically the same harness for 1/3rd of the cost of the 20ftup model. REI is a good place, to get setup at cheaper cost than what I paid for this, or for what you will pay for a HSS style.
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#3330384 - 08/21/13 10:24 AM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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Black Diamond Alpind Bod Climbing Harness. I also have an HSS, but gets in my way and don't like being hooked up behind my head in the event of a fall.
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#3331796 - 08/22/13 11:51 AM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: thetoolman]
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Anyone use Muddy?
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#3331804 - 08/22/13 11:57 AM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: Mag]
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I have an old ameristep that goes around ur shoulers like a back pack and buckles in the front. Very simple and light weight and works with any clothes.
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#3331810 - 08/22/13 12:00 PM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: Mag]
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 Originally Posted By: Mag
Anyone use Muddy?
I just ordered the Muddy Safeguard Harness from Bass Pro for $69.99. That's the best price I've found on it.

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#3332480 - 08/22/13 08:56 PM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: Mag]
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 Originally Posted By: Mag
Anyone use Muddy?


I have one but I prefer my Black Diamond Bod climbing harness. Before I switched to a climbing harness all I used was the Muddy. Before the Muddy I used a HSS vest model. Not a fan of vest style harnesses.
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#3332645 - 08/22/13 11:14 PM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: Vermin93]
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If anyone that is using the body/strap behind the back style ever switched to a climbing/repelling style harness you couldn't sell the HSS/Muddy style fast enough. They are lighter, more comfortable, clothing is a non-issue and they are so much more safer! Rock climbers/repellers sit for hours while dangling from the side of a mountain—try doing that and living to tell about it in a HSS style vest.
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#3332677 - 08/23/13 03:02 AM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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You've got my attention regarding a climbing/repelling style harness. I guess it attaches to the front. Any recommendations on attaching it to the tree?
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#3332788 - 08/23/13 07:28 AM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: feldmutze]
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I just bought a Gorilla harness. This will be my first year for using this type system because I've always just used a climbing belt.
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#3332882 - 08/23/13 08:45 AM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: feldmutze]
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 Originally Posted By: feldmutze
You've got my attention regarding a climbing/repelling style harness. I guess it attaches to the front. Any recommendations on attaching it to the tree?


Attach it with a climbing rope anchor, prussic knot, and carabiner system. The 20 ft up system as mentioned before uses magnets to keep the belt out of your way. I have heard of people using a Bod Harness and using rubber bands or tying in fleece fabric as tear away belt loops to keep the anchor rope out of the way and serving its purpose in the event of a fall.
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#3332981 - 08/23/13 10:18 AM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: thetoolman]
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 Originally Posted By: thetoolman
 Originally Posted By: feldmutze
You've got my attention regarding a climbing/repelling style harness. I guess it attaches to the front. Any recommendations on attaching it to the tree?


Attach it with a climbing rope anchor, prussic knot, and carabiner system. The 20 ft up system as mentioned before uses magnets to keep the belt out of your way. I have heard of people using a Bod Harness and using rubber bands or tying in fleece fabric as tear away belt loops to keep the anchor rope out of the way and serving its purpose in the event of a fall.


Yep....that is one way of doing it. Another is the way one of my friends did it....bought a $50 Bod harness and uses his HSS tree strap and sewed a very light and thin Velcro strap to the side of the strap so it can be tucked behind him, but will easily release when/if his weight his pulled on it. Another option is to get the people at a store like REI set you up with a climbing rope/carabiner configuration that will work as well.
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#3333086 - 08/23/13 11:50 AM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: CAMARO12]
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The Black Diamond Bod and the Black Diamond Alpine Bod are different. I prefer the Bod for treestand use. The Bod has a belay loop that can be used with a lineman's belt. The Alpine Bod does not.

I got mine here.

BLACK DIAMOND Bod Climbing Harness

I pair it with the HSS rope-style tree strap, which includes a carabiner and a prussic knot to adjust the length.

Hunter Safety System Rope-Style Tree Strap

While climbing up a tree I use the lineman's belt that came with my Muddy Harness and attach the ends to the belay loop on my Bod harness.
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#3337019 - 08/26/13 07:07 PM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: Vermin93]
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Well darn, went to BassPro to pick up a Muddy harness and they didn't have any....
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#3337047 - 08/26/13 07:20 PM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: Mag]
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I ordered my Muddy from BPS along with a cap and got the free shipping.
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#3337650 - 08/27/13 09:46 AM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: CAMARO12]
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Camaro, just out of curiosity, why did you choose the Muddy over a vest style harness? I'm in the market for one but still torn over which style I want.
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#3337653 - 08/27/13 09:50 AM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: Rubberduck270]
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I'm hot natured and figured the strap harness would be cooler than the vest, especially in early season. And once the temps cool down it should be less bulky over heavier clothing. Plus it's lighter weight and Muddy comes with great reviews. And finding it at Bass Pro for $30 less than most retailers carry it for was a great incentive as well.
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#3338375 - 08/27/13 07:13 PM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: CAMARO12]
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Went to Cabelas today and they had no Muddys so I bought the Tree Spider Micro. I really like this harness, easy to get on and off and very light.
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#3338742 - 08/27/13 10:43 PM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: Rubberduck270]
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
Camaro, just out of curiosity, why did you choose the Muddy over a vest style harness? I'm in the market for one but still torn over which style I want.


Lighter, quieter, easier to put on, does not make you hot, less fabric to give off scent.
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#3347184 - 09/04/13 03:44 PM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: Vermin93]
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I love my 20-feet up one. Did not know they closed up shop.
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#3352864 - 09/09/13 01:41 PM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: CAMARO12]
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Anyone know anything about the big game ez on harness?
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