It finally clicked this year that fixed lifelines are the only way to go for sets that are left out for the season. You really can’t beat the fact that your hooked in from the ground, and could even stay hooked in rather than switching out to a tree strap. Only downside might be that the rope can move and possibly alert deer.
I bought a single hss line and see you can buy a 3 pack for 87$. Before I do this I’m looking into homemade options as it’s easy to tie a prusik knot. I’m pricing rope out right now and wanted to see if anyone had any input on what to buy and from where. Premium single braided poly ok? Obviously half inch is ideal.
If it’s cost effective I’m gonna assemble a few of my own. Links to products would be awesome.
Yes 5/8 arborist rope is expensive and your best bet is to find two or three people to go together and buy in bulk, even then it's not cheap. The problem I have a lot of the time the HSS 30 footers aren't quite long enough and I end up having to hook up 8 feet off the ground or so.