Safety Harness Exchange
REPORTSREGIONSFORECASTPHOTOSBOATINGHOW-TOSPORTFISHGEARVIDEOSSTORE
Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 43
  1. #1
    Senior Member flydown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    6,416

    Safety Harness Exchange

    It's that time of year again where guys are out hanging stands and preparing for the upcoming season. I put up a ladder stand last week and while I was up there nervous, sweating buckets and swatting yellow flies, a thought popped into my head.

    Why not create a sticky for people who have extra safety harness that want to pass them along to someone who doesn't have one and wants to hunt safely?
    Sounds like a great idea to me! Of course I was suffering from heat exhaustion at the time, so maybe I was delirious..

    Oh, and if anyone is in need of a harness, I have one that came with said ladder stand that I will gladly donate. Just PM me your address, help me cover postage, and it's yours.

    Whadda ya' think, Chuck? Can we make this a sticky??
    DYING for me was the most HE could do. LIVING for HIM is the least I can do

  2. #2
    Senior Member huntmstr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Tampa
    Posts
    6,263
    You got it John. Great idea!
    Bushnell, Primos and Final Approach Pro Staff. Proud member of the Fab Five, Big Leaugers and Bobble Head 4.

    I had you pissed off at hello.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Alachua county
    Posts
    12
    Well, I'm looking on Craigslist and am looking for a used stand ... so I can sure use a donated harness. I'll PM my address and find out how to cover the postage.

  4. #4
    Senior Member flydown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    6,416
    Rightcoast, you have a PM.
    DYING for me was the most HE could do. LIVING for HIM is the least I can do

  5. #5
    Senior Member flydown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    6,416
    Great news! Two people have contacted me about harnesses. I managed to find another one early this morning, so I can fill their needs. I may have another one that a friend of mine isn't using, and will post it on here when I get it.

    If any of you have harnesses laying around, please post them to this thread for someone in need!

    And thanks to all who contacted me for hunting safely. Your loved ones greatly appreciate it!
    DYING for me was the most HE could do. LIVING for HIM is the least I can do

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    327
    Glad to see this subject finally come up. I have 6-8 that I have almost thrown away a couple of times but know that some one can use. If you tell me where to send them I will gladly find a box and pay for the postage.
    I myself had to be airlifted out of the Big Cypress National Preserve in January of 2010 with a fractured L1. I don't leave the ground without one now.

  7. #7
    Senior Member flydown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    6,416
    Sorry about your accident, MCShunter. But happy to hear you are okay, and paying it forward by helping others hunt safe!
    DYING for me was the most HE could do. LIVING for HIM is the least I can do

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    174
    I am new at stand hunting so interested to hear about how to safely use a harness. At work we used inertial reels attached to the harness to keep from hitting the ground at speed. Doubting most hunters go to that expense, so what is the option, make the rope a bit shorter than ground level and risk a snapped neck? Or do you tie off short when at height and not tie off going up and down?

  9. #9
    Senior Member flydown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    6,416
    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBert View Post
    I am new at stand hunting so interested to hear about how to safely use a harness. At work we used inertial reels attached to the harness to keep from hitting the ground at speed. Doubting most hunters go to that expense, so what is the option, make the rope a bit shorter than ground level and risk a snapped neck? Or do you tie off short when at height and not tie off going up and down?
    This might help you understand how treestand harnesses work.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6OiBv1fR_0

    And this will help you understand how to get out of trouble if you do fall while wearing your harness.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5keThc6h6o
    DYING for me was the most HE could do. LIVING for HIM is the least I can do

  10. #10
    Senior Member Conch27's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Coconut Creek
    Posts
    218
    Thanks again John for the harness!

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •