One slip when you are sitting twenty feet up in a tree can mean the difference between whether you bag a deer or go home in a body bag – and that is why Hunter Safety Systems are available and should be used by everyone. It only takes about one and one half seconds to fall that particular twenty feet. Unfortunately, according to studies done at the Ohio State University Medical Center, when hunters fall from trees they fall very hard. Without a hunting safety harness to keep them in the tree, 80 percent will require surgery, mostly for broken bones but about 60 percent also for injury to their spines. That is just for the victims who come to that hospital. There are countless accidents that are never reported because hunters are embarrassed or do not need medical treatment or they believe they can treat themselves. The widely held belief today is that tree stand accidents outnumber gunshots as the leading cause of injury to hunters.
Hunter Safety Systems Should Always Include A Lineman's Belt
According to the Treestand Manufacturers Association, the use of Hunter Safety Systems products like a safety vest or harness should be worn when using a treestand or attempting to use any type of climbing equipment. This is not for their protection; it is for yours. While some hunters grumble that it is inconvenient and time-consuming, the benefits far outweigh the objections. When wearing a treestand safety harness always wear it with a lineman's belt. One example is the Tree Spider™ Speed Harness. Made in men's, women's and youth sizes, this harness has the quick hookup X-Web™ fit system for a comfortably custom fit. It is ultra-lightweight and tangle-free with adjustable arm and leg straps and vertical climbing loops. Another example is the Muddy Outdoors Safeguard Harness. This treestand safety harness has an integrated binocular system with comfortable leg straps. It has been tested and conforms to TMA standards and a lineman's rope is included with the harness.
Use Minimal Amounts Of Slack When Connecting Your Tether
The TMA stresses that when using a ladder stand, you should choose a solid, level spot of ground under a straight and sturdy tree. Wear a hunting safety harness when climbing up as well as descending. Continue to wear it while you sit in the stand. This is very important. While in the stand hunting, leave very little slack in your connecting tether. Take up the slack by attaching the tether as high as you can in the tree. Now if you should fall from your stand, you will not fall very far and will be able to climb back into it.
Hunter Safety Systems Has A Full Line Of Accessories
Hunter Safety Systems is the company leading the field in the manufacture of their namesake hunter safety systems. This company offers the most choice in hunting safety harness manufacturing for men and women as well as accessories for their safety harnesses and systems. These include tactical bags, bow holders, buckle silencers, quick-connect tree straps, lineman's climbing straps, and replacement carabineers of lightweight aluminum alloy. They also produce clip-on trail markers, glow clips, rope-style tree straps, and Hunter in Area warning signs. Hunter Safety's lifelines come in three types: the basic Lifeline; the Lifeline Plus, which allows you and a companion to be attached to the same line and is great for parents and kids, cameramen, spouses; and the Lifeline Three-Pack, which saves money.
Hunter Safety Systems Was Created Due To A Bad Fall From A Tree Stand
Warranties on hunter safety systems products from the Hunter Safety Systems company are to the original purchaser and covers the labor and materials for replacement or repairs on products due to defects in materials or workmanship for one year. This company really stands behind their products because it is a labor of love for the three founders. They started their company after a hunting trip in which one of them had a really bad fall himself. Back in camp that night the three friends started designing Hunter Safety Systems' equipment to prevent what could have easily been a fatal fall, from happening to others and now, as they say, the rest is history.
Now You Can Get Great Hunter Safety Equipment For The Whole Family
There are more and better made hunter safety systems today than ever before available for the modern hunter. The industry has been responsive to the changing demographics of the hunting population also. There are treestand safety harness brands available for men, youth, and the growing number of women who are taking up hunting as a sport. There is the Women's Hunter Safety System® Lady Pro Harness, for example. This harness comes in two camouflage styles: the Mossy Oak Infinity® Camo and the Realtree™ APG Camo. With today's well-engineered safety systems, every member of the family can safely climb into a treestand in the woods and enjoy the hunting sports together.