MemberDecember 13, 2019 at 8:49 pm
Okay. Still a newb here. Buying my first gear for myself and doing my research. Don’t know any hunters…
I was looking at Tethrd’s HYS Strap: [https://tethrdnation.com/product/hys-strap/](https://tethrdnation.com/product/hys-strap/) to put around the tree above my head but below harness arrest system.
Then I was thinking use basic paracord to haul lines to bring up and hold crossbow (compound eventually) and backpack with carabiners and hang them off the loops on the HYS Strap.
Is that an okay setup? Any other ideas?
I’ll be using a climbing stand. I’m sort of on a budget as a new hunter this year. I don’t want to buy a bunch of stuff just yet when I could (hopefully) keep things simple for starting out.
Thanks so much
EquinoxAdventureGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 8:49 pm
I use a 20′ length of … polypropylene rope. I had it in my garage. Honestly avoid the gear lust and just get out and hunt. A decent backpack, light, knife, and first aid kit will go along way. If I’m out and it looks like it’ll rain I birng a 6×8 tarp with some ties to hang up in a tree if I can too
Fitstang09GuestDecember 13, 2019 at 8:49 pm
A cool trick I saw for a haul line for your bow is one of the retractable dog leases. No extra cord laying around.
imahntrGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 8:49 pm
I have a green rope from wal mart with a carabiner on the end for my climber. I find the thicker rope makes it easier to pull up than paracord
preScumGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 8:49 pm
Third hand archery’s bow holder lets you climb with the bow in it. Can confirm it’s very secure. I climb with my bow in the holder and a backpack on, no tow ropes necessary.
While you’re at it, spend the twenty or so bucks on their stabilizer straps if you value your safety. They’ll help prevent mishaps in the tree and keep you from burning your stand while ascending/descending. After using my viper with and without, it seems almost criminal that they dont come with them in the first place.
EllieTheChubbGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 8:49 pm
For hanging bows backpacks etc. I double up a piece of paracord with an overhand knot every 6″ its just longer than my wingspan. Then I can girth hitch it and hang my backpack on the tag end which locks it in place and I can put my bow hook anywhere around the tree.
For a haul line I use solid braided rope because it hardly tangles. A long length of paracord seems to defy all physical laws in its ability to tangle.
I know alot of folks like the retractable dog leash but i like to stuff my haul line in my pocket when not in use and its too bulky for that.
lawlawlandroverGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 8:49 pm
Why wouldn’t paracord work? I think you’re overthinking this.
weirdohappyGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 8:49 pm
I bought a few of these. Use one for my bow and one for my bag
featherflyxxGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 8:49 pm
Thanks to everyone who posted thus far. It’s been getting the “creative” juices going.
After some research, I’ve found out you can buy hammock straps (for camping hammocks) and it seems like I could put this around the tree, after hauling up and hang a number of items off the loops.
jpiszcGuestDecember 13, 2019 at 8:49 pm
You can save a lot of $ by learning to saddle stitch with good thick thread. Ive been able to copy tons of fancy gear with a couple YouTube videos and $5 for good leather stitching thread and some needles. Good luck bud!