Check your tree stand every year prior to hunting from it.
Jul 11, That means boots on the ground at A spring I scouted last weekend is a 3 hour hike. So its either sleep in a stand, leave at hrs, or haul 30 extra lbs of gear up ft to camp, then making and breaking camp, which also will involved an extra hike up ft.
Sep 25, Multiple injuries and even death can result from falling asleep, slipping while climbing in or out of the stand and having faulty equipment. Using a safety harness is a necessary yet simple, preventative measure all hunters can and should treegrinding.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Fell Asleep in my Tree-stand. Woke up to something scary.
So to start, I'm a girl in her early 20's from the rural Midwest. This past deer season I had a scary experience that I think you all would like to hear. So if you have ever done much hunting you know that often times you wake up early and head to the tree-stand before the sun comes. Aug 16, The average height of fall was feet (range feet). All patients fell to the ground with the exception of one who landed on rocks, and many hit the tree or branches on the way down. A reason for the fall was documented in only 13 patients, and included tree stand construction (3), loss of balance (3), falling asleep (3), structural failure (2), safety harness breakage (3) or light-headedness (1).
Oct 14, The tree stand was not at all comfortable as it is a small one. The only way I could sleep was to take a rope and wrap it around myself and then to the tree to hold myself upright. With my head hanging off to the side I was able to get the 6 or so hours of sleep during the dark hours. Don't fall asleep; falling asleep is a common cause of accidents. Tell someone where you'll be hunting and when you plan on returning.
Carry a whistle, first aid kit, flashlight and cellular phone. Take a free on-line tree stand safety course: treegrinding.bar?page=1. Aug 26, You’ll need feet of arborist rope, a harness, a helmet, carabiners and a special tree-sleeping hammock, or a lightweight platform called a portaledge. Before. Sep 09, I think it's OK to take a cat nap as long as you and your gun or bow are secure in your stand.
But you shouldn't let yourself nod off so early--one hour after you get in your stand.