Please Wear a Safety Harness!!!
For people that say a harnass and life line is to expensive do you think your family thinks it's to much for you to come home?
I'm always tied in when climbing at work,often two different ways. Additionally,there's no chance of my falling asleep in a tree when working. I frequently doze off sitting in my stand.
Those bulky harnesses that come with stands seemed to be their own excuse not to wear them....Last year I discovered using rock climbing harnesses - small,light,doesn't take up much room in my pack - and it makes it much easier to set my climbing sticks and stand(I have never left a stand out overnight).
I hear guys like their HSS harnesses too.
There's no excuse for not wearing one. I was very wrong - and very lucky - that first year back bowhunting.
"we spend 1000's of dollars one bow's etc. we can afford a hundred bucks on a harness"
Very good point, and for a hundred bucks you can get a pretty nice/comfortable harness too.
Good luck hunters and be safe!
I make my own. Buy a box of thumbtacks and a roll of reflector tape in the Automotive Dept. Make them up while sitting in front on the idiot box.