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#423253 - 09/30/07 01:59 PM Hangin a lock on
VOLDEERHUNTER31
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I have been strugglin when i get to the top of where i want to hang my stand and really strugglin on getting the strap around getting it where i want and lockin it down without wearin myself out, i am wondering if there is any tips on hangin them or something? Thank you.
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#423851 - 09/30/07 08:46 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: VOLDEERHUNTER31]
skynimrod
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Your trees must be big, to big
Always have 2 people and lash the tree first.
pick smaller trees
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#424362 - 10/01/07 08:08 AM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: ]
POSSUM HUNTER
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put a screw in step in to rest the stand on or if you can find a step that is like a pullstrap they work well to. ameristep makes the ones i use they also work well to hang your backpack on after you get the stand up
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#425594 - 10/01/07 07:30 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: VOLDEERHUNTER31]
William
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Use a rope and pulley to lift and hold it in place while you strap it. There are several options for hanging the pulley. I have used tree steps but now use an old safety strap that has a carabiner on it. The carabiner hooks through the eye of the pulley. You can use any small pulley but I one that is ratcheting which help hold it when I make small adjustments.
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#425754 - 10/01/07 08:20 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: William]
DROPTINE33
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I first find out how tall my ladder or steps are going to be. Measure up the tree and mark on tree using my climber. I cut the end off a screw in step slip a piece of 1/2 " PVC on it and beat the end of step with hammer to brad it and ensure the PVC wont slide off. (This is done previous to setting the stand up.) I then screw in the step well above the mark for the ladder/steps. Hoist my stand up and tie it off on the closest tree. I then climb back up with my climber and strap stand down. Climb back down and set ladder/steps up. Been doing this for years by my self and it works great. God luck!
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#425971 - 10/01/07 09:53 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: DROPTINE33]
VOLDEERHUNTER31
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thanks i just really struggle gettin that strap around the tree and hold the stand at the same time.
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#426137 - 10/02/07 03:58 AM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: VOLDEERHUNTER31]
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use your climber when putting up stand, if indeed you hunt a straight tree, makes it so much easier
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#426434 - 10/02/07 09:20 AM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: ]
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Use a linemans belt, that way you have both hands free to work with, makes it much easier and safer!
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#434278 - 10/06/07 11:24 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: Winchester]
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Using the step is what I do as well. I also found out the hard way about the size of the tree. I liked the big trees since I weigh over 260lbs I don't want to crash down with the tree. But I finally have ended up with strapping onto trees I can still get my arms around. Of course they sway with the wind which forces me to take a nap on a breezy day. Now in a climbing stand that is not too much of a problem but those little hang on stands give you that Oh crap I am falling feeling when you snap out of the nap.
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#436690 - 10/08/07 05:04 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: Winchester]
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
Use a linemans belt, that way you have both hands free to work with, makes it much easier and safer!


EXACTLY! SAFE SAFE SAFE Always#1
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#452466 - 10/16/07 09:07 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: ]
jakeway
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You guys are making this too hard!

Take a 6 ft length of 3/8 inch rope and tie a 6" loop in one end and put a clip or carbinger on the other. Tie a small loop of rope (sturdy enough to hold the 15 lbs of stand)onto your stand on the upright just behind the seat.

Using a lineman's belt as suggested, climb to the height you want, wrap the long rope around th etree, and put the end with the carbinger through the loop. (This is just like the sfety rope on Summit or Seat o' the pants safety harnesses.) Adjust the rope so that the carbinger is about where you want the seat of the stand. Now pull the stand up with your pull rope, clip the carbinger through the little loop on the stand, and it will stay there while you comfortable get the strap around the tree and complete the setup.

Then take the rope off, fold it, and stow it in your fannypack for the next stand.
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#453517 - 10/17/07 01:02 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: jakeway]
Tnyoteboy
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I do the same thing. Tie a length of rope to the loc-on, tie it to your belt, climb the tree using the tree steps and using my harness to steady myself, pull the stand up and cinch down. Used to do it trying to wrap one arm around the tree while I pulled the stand up. Now I'm smarter.
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#453524 - 10/17/07 01:05 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: Tnyoteboy]
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I use a rope ratchet and 40 ft of rope. Clicks right up the tree.
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#462311 - 10/23/07 05:57 AM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: Big J]
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i use my climber. then i pull my hang-on up and strap her on.
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#463367 - 10/23/07 06:19 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: TennBuck]
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try a good bungy cord one of the heavier ones work good too most stands have a brace in under the seat hook it uner that brace will hold it till u get it straped
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#517783 - 12/05/07 05:14 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: cweand]
jaybird62
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Another option is to screw in a bow hanger or one of the forked tool hangers that has the progressive threads. Once you have it in place where you want the stand it's a pretty easy chore to pull up the stand with a rope and hang it over the hanger. Then just set the straps and you're ready to hunt. The use of a climber is a good alternative, but I hate to lug two stands up the mountain just to get one in place.
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#528298 - 12/14/07 07:36 AM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: pety221]
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 Originally Posted By: pety221
try a good bungy cord one of the heavier ones work good too most stands have a brace in under the seat hook it uner that brace will hold it till u get it straped


Thats what I do to.
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#589428 - 01/29/08 09:28 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: VOLDEERHUNTER31]
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We trick our buddy Carl into hanging ours, let me know the next time you want to hang one and I'll send him your way.
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#595356 - 02/02/08 06:14 AM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: thejedi]
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you can still choose larger trees, in fact,...I like to get into big old oak trees...set up just above the first set of large limbs..this should give you plenty of stability to manage hooking your stand...and great cover.......
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#731200 - 05/08/08 10:06 AM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: cweand]
BZ911
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http://millenniumstands.com/
this is my hang on stand. It is the best system I have ever used...It uses recievers. this makes it mobile. it is very comfortable.

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#853020 - 08/04/08 08:11 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: cweand]
piercemd77
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hang a climber on the tree first. climb the tree with the climber to the desired height, and then hoist the lock-on up and hang it from the climber so you have a steady platform, and if you need to take a break you wont be up there hanging from your toe nails. i started doing this last year and it makes it a heck of alot easier
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#860162 - 08/08/08 08:44 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: piercemd77]
holstonangler
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Why not just hunt out of the climber? Way more comfortable.
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#863415 - 08/11/08 01:30 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: Lookin4 aBiggun
use your climber when putting up stand, if indeed you hunt a straight tree, makes it so much easier


ya, i've done it that way a few times. much easier.
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#863425 - 08/11/08 01:39 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: TennBuck]
TennBuck
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another problem folks run in to with hangons is they put the screw in steps to far apart. not vertically, but horizontally. i put the screws on so that i'm climbing 1/4 of the tree. makes it much more comfortable to climb
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#867984 - 08/14/08 07:32 AM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: TennBuck]
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The first thing I do is put my step-rails on the tree. I climb up to the top of them and screw in a step right at the exact height that I want the seat to be. I then hang a rope over that step and get back down to the ground. I fold the lock-on to where it is flat on the platform and tie the rope to the top of the seat (that way it is already in the right position when you pull it up there). I put it up all the way to the step, tie the rope to a tree and climb up. The lock-on is already in position and I dont even have to touch it. Just climb up there hook the wratchet-strap up and tighten.

You must have at least about a 40 foot rope to tie to the stand, and to where it will hang over the step you screwed in at the top, and to come back down to where you can pull it up and tie it off.
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#868979 - 08/14/08 04:35 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: JCDEERMAN]
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Save yourself a lot of trouble and get the HS pulley system and a linemans belt. I've tried it all and this is by far the easiest.
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#869566 - 08/14/08 11:36 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: cweand]
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i try to pick a straight tree and just climb it with my climber then pull the lock-on up with a rope. then i strap it down and then put steps in on the way down or go to the bottom and set up my ladder sticks or whatever. it the tree is not straight then i just figure somethin out..lol
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#869970 - 08/15/08 09:03 AM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: kmac29]
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For me, it always different based on the tree. Each tree requires a little engineering.
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#871831 - 08/16/08 08:48 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: RussellvilleRob]
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Great suggestions guys, i will have to try that myself!!
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#873017 - 08/17/08 09:29 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: String Music]
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DITO, I have used it since it came out and won't try to hang a stand without it , Safe and easy. The H.S. pully system that is.

Edited by 1bow4me (08/17/08 09:31 PM)
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#873023 - 08/17/08 09:37 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: VOLDEERHUNTER31]
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 Originally Posted By: VOLDEERHUNTER31
thanks i just really struggle gettin that strap around the tree and hold the stand at the same time.

I haul my strap ons up the tree with a rope. When I get it up to the height I need it I tie the rope off. The only other tip that helps alot If I can find a tree growing in a V shape put your stand in the notch of the V. No deer can slip up behind me, or come up on my off side.
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#886394 - 08/27/08 04:48 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: Winchester]
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
Use a linemans belt, that way you have both hands free to work with, makes it much easier and safer!



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#910979 - 09/11/08 09:45 PM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: VOLDEERHUNTER31]
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What I done was I took a rachet strap and added a couple of hooks to it and when I climb up to where I want to hang the stand I put that strap around the tree about three foot above where I want my plat form. I then pull up the stand with a pull up rope and I hang it on the hooks. This holds the stand and I then have both my hands to lock it down to the tree.. hope this helps
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#1176287 - 02/12/09 10:28 AM Re: Hangin a lock on [Re: cweand]
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\:\) nice advice.
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