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#3331810 - 08/22/13 12:00 PM Re: FAVORITE SAFETY HARNESS AND WHY?? [Re: Mag]
CAMARO12
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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]
Vermin93
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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]
Vermin93
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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]
Mag
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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]
CAMARO12
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I ordered my Muddy from BPS along with a cap and got the free shipping.
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