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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-05-2012, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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treestand lifeline

hi do any of you make your own lifelines, and if so where do you get the rope? and what kind do you use. Thanks
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Re: treestand lifeline

I make mine. I buy rope from an arborist supply store for line and prussic. They helped me pick correct safety line and the correct knots. If it wasn't for putting one on every stand, about 12, I would probably just buy it premade. I think out cost me about 17 or 18 bucks each, but I only make them 22 foot long. ( bottom might be 5/6 feet off ground ) and I tie it off with other cord
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Re: treestand lifeline

Can you give us the spec's and knots they recommended and where did you get it (Ben Meadows???).
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Re: treestand lifeline

sombody on this site posted something from Maryland game & Fish ( maybe wrong) last year and they demestrated making a safety line. Hope that helps.

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Re: treestand lifeline

Here is a video showing how to tie the prussic know. Looks pretty easy.

http://www.ehow.com/video_4956117_tie-prusik-knot.html




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Re: treestand lifeline

I bought one from Lonewolf. Outstanding quality!


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Re: treestand lifeline

i'd have to get out my rescue rope and tie it again but there is a rescue harness tied with a double boline with a single boline above it.

if you bought it, a trucker brought it
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Re: treestand lifeline

Don't use rope from Home Depot.

Go to REI or someplace similar and get the rope used by rock climbers or rope used for repelling.
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Re: treestand lifeline

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Can you give us the spec's and knots they recommended and where did you get it (Ben Meadows???).
http://www.arborist.com/
Luckily I'm only 10 minutes from this place, but they have a lot of rope.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 10:38 AM
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Re: treestand lifeline

My body harness is from local construction safety supply store. It's sturdier than most offered to hunters and affordable at $80.

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