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When hanging a hang-on treestand, what kind of steps do you prefer to use? Tree Steps (where legal of course), or climbing stic

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  • doubled
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    I prefer "inline" sticks, not the ones that you stagger. This way all your weight is supported to the ground, and not relying on straps only. I also use ONLY ratchet straps to secure to tree. They hold much more secure,because they can be tightened tighter and much more safely. Sometimes "yanking" on the other type of straps while 20 feet in the air just makes me feel unsafe!

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  • rudyglove27
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    Climbing Sticks for me!!!

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  • Big C
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    I prefer the screw in steps. The sticks might be easier to climb, but I think they are easier to steal as well.

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  • hjohn429
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    I prefer to use climbing stick for a few reasons. They are stronger, safer, and they don't hurt the tree so much.

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  • choveln
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    I like sticks. The screw in steps aren't reliable in my opinion. You WILL have more difficulty getting into a stand using screw in's. Sticks are much more safer.

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  • gman3186
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    we use spikes just like tree climbers do with the belt the spikes strapped to your feet then you dont have to worry about people getting in your stand unless they have spikes

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  • jbird
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    I trust a step that I can anchor in the tree much more than the "strap-on" ladder sections I bought. Those things work great, but @ least one section always "shifts" a bit while I'm climbing up or down, causing me to lose bladder control for a split second. The key w/ screw in steps is to get enough, too many people space them too far apart, where if you buy just a few more, you can easily get up and down the tree w/o searching or stretching for the next step.

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  • shedantlers
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    I'm afraid of heights but the sticks work great, even by myself. I don't trust the steps.

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  • Vic
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    Sticks, but make sure they are the ones that are inclosed. A friend has fallen out of his tree and having external steps nearly killed him. Same with screw ins. If one catches you in the ribs while falling, it will open you up like a tuna.

    Vic

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  • oreo
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    i like tree sticks. i think the tree sticks are safer because they cant break as easy.

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  • MLH
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    Hang on tree steps or climbing sticks. Sticks are much easier and faster to put up but heavier to carry.

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  • wallofsam
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    I was a treestep guy for years untill I tried the climbing sticks, I'll never go back.

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  • hjohn429
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    climbing stick seem safer, though harder to set up youself.

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    climbing sticks

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  • usmcturkey
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    Steps for sure I know of at least one time when one of the screw-in steps has failed in the same hunting season.

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