if you ever set in a tree stand on a cold morning you know that your feet get cold reel easy from the coldness and the metal that is cold under your feet . i take a peace of plastic or heavy duty cardboard and wrap in with a cloth material and glue it on there make sure it fits snug on the pl;atform this helps keep the cold metal from your feet and your feet will not get as cold as as they will from standing on bare metal another trick of the trade
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patience will always payoff !!!