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Sep 9, 2019

This week the guys talk tree stand safety awareness with life line builder Jim Jacques of SafeTree Hunting Systems.

Talking about Jim's accident

  1. Took a fall out of a treestand in 2002
  2. First day of hunting season while climbing into a homemade stand
  3. Fell 8 feet
  4. Broke ankle
  5. Getting to the hospital

The Beginning of SafeTree Hunting Systems

  1. His nephew brought the idea of using climbing ropes
  2. The Prusik Knot

Danny's Accident

Hot to place the line in the tree without climbing first

  1. Climb with gear like a lineman's belt and place the life line in the tree.
  2. Use a haul line and weight it so you can throw over a limb. Use the haul line to pull your life line up.

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The life lines

  1. Uses Bluewater Ropes
  2. Static line
  3. 7/16 line, prusik line is 6 or 7mm
  4. Ropes last for years
  5. Learn to tie the prusik knot

How you measure what length you need in a stand

After a fall do you need to replace the line or the prusik line?

Uses for saddle hunters

Pricing of different lengths

The amount of speed and force of falling from different heights

Percentages of fall with treestand types

  1. Climbers
  2. Hang ons
  3. Home made
  4. Ladder Stands

Harness gear

  1. Try them on first
  2. Try different types

Talking to Jim the hunter

  1. Grew up in Tawas Michigan,
  2. Started at deer camp as a youngster
  3. Use to watch Michigan Outdoors
  4. Hunted with his dad on private land
  5. Favorite hunt
  6. Favorite wild game meal
  7. Favorite music to listen to while heading to camp
  8. Favorite snack in the blind

Talking about the Woods and Water show this weekend.