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This is a discussion on Tree Saddles within the Hunting forums, part of the Hunting, Fishing & Outdoors category; Originally Posted by dennishoddy When I’m talking scrub trees, I saying less than 10’ tall with needles that will puncture the skin. You don’t even ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennishoddy View Post
    When I’m talking scrub trees, I saying less than 10’ tall with needles that will puncture the skin. You don’t even get close to them. LOL!
    Sounds like a cactus kinda tree. I’ve got lodgepole pine and aspens but nothing of large diameter mostly 8-12”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullbuster View Post
    Sounds like a cactus kinda tree. I’ve got lodgepole pine and aspens but nothing of large diameter mostly 8-12”.
    Locust and hedgeapple trees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rswink View Post
    Was up and down a dozen trees this weekend. Used them for practice and to put up the ladder stands and a pair of hang on's.

    There is a learning curve to them. But, once you are in they are super comfortable to wear. I am using Wild Edge Stepps in the tree. My wife and my brother likes the Hawk Helium's and are using them. I have some Muddy Step Ladders that my wife likes, Women's 6 fits both feet, Men's 10.5 means 1 foot to a step and is uncomfortable, but as a permanent ladder they are super secure. While going up the tree I have a Ropeman 1 instead of a Prusik knot, much easier to use. We all picked Tetherd Phantom for a saddle which was weird. So, plenty of Molle spots. We have pouches on both sides for belts and all of our climbing/saddle equipment. We have gear rope behind us to our equipment on the ground.

    Now, at height you girth hitch your tether and hook into your bridge with a Prusik knot. I carry a spare Prusik for the working line to hang thing from at my attachment point (my backpack water, snacks, etc.). My wife uses a Primal step with a Wild Edge Perch and Ameristeps around. I am using a Stepp with a Perch and a ring of squirrel steps. My brother has a pair of Ameristeps and a pair of Primal steps.

    My wife is working on some DIY HYS straps that might be ready in time for rifle season 2021 at the rate she has free time. I got in the last of my parts for a 25' Gear Retrieval line for my wife and I. So I get to work on that Thursday morning in my couple hour free gap.

    Now, with the feet able to touch things. Knee pads on. Tether in place. I have 360 degree access around the tree. I will be in a leafy suit for early season, and light grey and muted colors in the later seasons. I have already been practicing bow, crossbow, and rifle from up there and all are very easy once you trust in the equipment.

    Have you tried anything yet or are you just looking?

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    Man, I really appreciate this information.

    I haven't tried anything yet. I've been looking at different setups online. The first saddle I saw was the Tethrd products. I still have no clue on what setup I'll go with, if I go with one. I might go with a cheaper option just to try them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kicker View Post
    Man, I really appreciate this information.

    I haven't tried anything yet. I've been looking at different setups online. The first saddle I saw was the Tethrd products. I still have no clue on what setup I'll go with, if I go with one. I might go with a cheaper option just to try them out.
    Over on saddle hunter forums and on archery talk they have classified sections that cover these. There have been some deals and some highway robbers. But, you start finding out what is available.

    Also on saddle hunter is a DIY section talking about building your own from either sewing or putting together a Rock Climbing Harness and a Sit Drag to people tying webbing together. Personally, starting out my wife wanted a little more safety, leave the big experiments to those who are younger and bounce better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rswink View Post
    Over on saddle hunter forums and on archery talk they have classified sections that cover these. There have been some deals and some highway robbers. But, you start finding out what is available.

    Also on saddle hunter is a DIY section talking about building your own from either sewing or putting together a Rock Climbing Harness and a Sit Drag to people tying webbing together. Personally, starting out my wife wanted a little more safety, leave the big experiments to those who are younger and bounce better.

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    Yeah, I definitely will NOT be making my own harness. I don't trust my sewing that much.

    I'll check out those sites and see what I can find.

    I googled several of the parts you referenced in your previous post, and I think I'm narrowing in on what I want. Thanks for everything!

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    If you want to try something we could probably find a time and place on a weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rswink View Post
    If you want to try something we could probably find a time and place on a weekend.

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    I might take you up on that when I get home. Thanks for the offer, and I'll be in touch with you.

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