Setting up in water

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Re: Setting up in water

Unread postby Dewey » Thu May 03, 2018 3:30 pm

I also strap a bungee cord on the tree with a hook on it to hang my bow or other gear to keep it dry. Once at hunting height I pop it of the hook with my bow rope or Gear Grappler and pull it up.


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Re: Setting up in water

Unread postby kdawg_901 » Fri May 04, 2018 12:10 am

Have any of you noticed any advantage of the screw in vs. The bungee? Noise? Dewey what kind of hook are you putting on the bungee?
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Re: Setting up in water

Unread postby Jonny » Fri May 04, 2018 1:06 am

kdawg_901 wrote:Have any of you noticed any advantage of the screw in vs. The bungee? Noise? Dewey what kind of hook are you putting on the bungee?

Screw in is illegal for a lot of public land.

Not that I'm perfectly in line all the time, but if I'm gonna screw something into the tree, I'm gonna do it in a spot I can take it out quick if I see somebody. If its 20' below me, I'm kinda at a loss.
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Re: Setting up in water

Unread postby wolverinebuckman » Fri May 04, 2018 1:23 am

Jonny wrote:
kdawg_901 wrote:Have any of you noticed any advantage of the screw in vs. The bungee? Noise? Dewey what kind of hook are you putting on the bungee?

Screw in is illegal for a lot of public land.

Not that I'm perfectly in line all the time, but if I'm gonna screw something into the tree, I'm gonna do it in a spot I can take it out quick if I see somebody. If its 20' below me, I'm kinda at a loss.


Here are a couple cleaver ideas from G2 Outdoors for public land gear hangers:
https://youtu.be/yX4zGrWe740
https://youtu.be/tiylFEa3eck
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Re: Setting up in water

Unread postby kdawg_901 » Fri May 04, 2018 2:12 am

Thats a good point on whether its allowed. I don't know about others but there have been trees Ive really struggled getting the screws into. I like the strap/bungee and hook idea. That really seems like it can be more consistently easy to set up. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Setting up in water

Unread postby Jonny » Fri May 04, 2018 3:09 am

kdawg_901 wrote:Thats a good point on whether its allowed. I don't know about others but there have been trees Ive really struggled getting the screws into. I like the strap/bungee and hook idea. That really seems like it can be more consistently easy to set up. Thanks for sharing.


Otherwise grab one of these. I'm sure fleet farm will have them closer to hunting season

https://www.amazon.com/HME-Products-Acc ... B00AU67T26

Getting the hooks into some trees really can suck. Need to get a real thin diameter and sharpen the tip before you go.
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Re: Setting up in water

Unread postby tgreeno » Fri May 04, 2018 9:22 am

wolverinebuckman wrote:
Here are a couple cleaver ideas from G2 Outdoors for public land gear hangers:
https://youtu.be/yX4zGrWe740
https://youtu.be/tiylFEa3eck


A couple really cool ideas!
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Re: Setting up in water

Unread postby NYBackcountry » Fri May 04, 2018 1:34 pm

I like the HME strap, illegal to screw in on NY public. Plus the strap has multiple hangers, one for bag and one for bow.
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Re: Setting up in water

Unread postby kdawg_901 » Fri May 04, 2018 1:49 pm

I bet I could DIY something if I can find a good hook. Ive got a couple of those straps that come with the cheap safety harnesses you get when you buy stands.


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