I do the same but leave it hooked to the tether on my harness. I then clip it to my strap on my chest, so it is easy to clip when I get to the stand.Bates said:Something I've learned is to take the carabiner off the prussic knot and carry it out with you when you leave the stand.
Those biners are about $10/per and some people where I hunt have sticky fingers.
That's an interesting take on your question. I interpreted it as though you were asking if anyone uses a lifeline.saylor23 said:Safety is up to the hunter, it's not required, I ask for peoples thoughts of a product. I could care less who uses one or not.
One mans opinion...Fairchild #17 said:For one of my many jobs, I am up, down, and working from various ladders and scaffolding all day long.
I've never used a lifeline and have never seen anyone else in my trade use a lifeline to ascend or descend a ladder.
One of my jobs requires me to climb numerous vertical ladders to do maintenance checks on industrial diesel generators. This is in an extremely safety conscious industry. We are not required to have a harness on or use a lifeline.
I sometimes think treestand safety has gone the way of political correctness......just a bit overboard.