Saddle Nation – there is no reason you shouldn’t be safe climbing the tree. We all understand the importance of safety harnesses in a tree stands. You should be just as safe while climbing the tree. Converting to a tree saddle, or saddle hunting is one way to be completely safe when hunting above the ground. Saddles have built in lineman belt structures and they’ll keep you connected to the tree the entire time.
Some guys complain about prusik knots, blake hitches, and other friction knots. They can be finicky for sure. To fix that, you DEFINITELY want the Ropeman 1 by Wild Country. It’s the best mechanical replacement for a prusik knot I’ve ever used.
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