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#3732719 - 08/13/14 07:59 AM Re: Ladderstand safety psa [Re: OHVATN]
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Registered: 02/05/03
Posts: 9792
Loc: Brentwood, TN US

 Originally Posted By: OHVATN
Good info scn. Thank you.

Do you "walk" your stand up and against the tree or do you use another technique? I usually walk it up (a one man stand) but that can get a bit precarious. As I get older, the day will come when I can't do that anymore.

How long is the chain you use? I always check the ratchet strap and also always put on a new second strap (maybe two new straps if necessary). I'm also thinking about using a third strap this year and attaching it to the foot platform. Any thoughts on using 2 or 3 ratchet straps in lieu of a chain?

I've been "walking" the stand up. But, like you say, it can be hard for one person. I just bought and got in one of the hoist deals where you have a winch and strap to pull it up. I got it on after some folks on here recommended it last year.

I normally buy a 20' box of chain at Home Depot that I cut into 4 equal 5' sections. I then cut about 6" off of each to use in attaching the turnbuckle to the stand. That leaves 4.5' for the main chain, which is plenty long for almost any tree.

I've used additional ratchet straps in place of chain before as well. On some of the bargain basement stands from Dicks, Sportsmans Guide, etc., the straps they supply are a joke. I've actually "popped" one new out of the box tightening it down. And, I've seen multiple times that they were broken by the next season. I usually add an additional ratchet to those to start with as they are so bad. The only problem with not using chain and just visually inspecting ratchets is that you can't account for the UV light deterioration. You can tell if they have been chewed on, but really can't tell how bad they are degraded from being out in the elements 24/7.
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#3732745 - 08/13/14 08:46 AM Re: Ladderstand safety psa [Re: scn]
10 Point

Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 4169
Loc: Burns, TN

The straps that come with the stand never get out of the box.
#3734674 - 08/15/14 09:09 PM Re: Ladderstand safety psa [Re: jb3]

Registered: 06/25/13
Posts: 80
Loc: Munford

Funny I read this tonight, as I fell out of one earlier today. I was 2 steps from the top when the ladder gave out and bent at a joint. I fell back about 13 foot, but luckily tucked and rolled and didn't get hurt.
#3735226 - 08/16/14 07:22 PM Re: Ladderstand safety psa [Re: BuckDropper]
8 Point

Registered: 08/12/01
Posts: 1375
Loc: Cadiz Ky

Steve , thanks . We have a few that have been up for 2 or more years and have never been used . Do have chains on some , guess I need them on all .
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