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    Custom saddle

    Excellent point to make. This is the same webbing (1 inch tubular) that I've been using for climbing anchors for 25+ years though I didn't intentionally make the bridge loops from it. It just turned out that's what ended up longer than the 2 inch webbing loops. There are at least a dozen bar...
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    Custom saddle

    Finally finished all the others... 5 slings with ropes for 3, plus webbing and mesh for 2 or 3 more, for less than the price of many of the commercial slings. After sitting in mine a few times I'll make a couple of minor modifications but overall I'm super happy with this. The small ones in the...
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    Roll Pouch

    Literally every person I've seen videos of also carries a pack. Obviously that's a small sample size and maybe I'm missing something. My pack is far more comfortable and can be used as a hauling system far better than any pouches around my waist could be. To each their own, I guess.
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    Simple way to add a redundant bridge

    No thank you. I've been climbing for 25+ years and one thing you learn rock climbing is that webbing/cord (whether flat or circular) wears itself out way faster against other webbing/cord than anything else that isn't a sharp edge. Webbing/amsteel rubbing across itself over and over as I twist...
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    Roll Pouch

    I never lower my pack to the ground until I'm lowering myself. I carry my weapon on my pack (DIY hunting pack) and everything goes in it or my pockets. I guess I use my jacket pockets instead of dump pouches but the only thing that goes in there is my gear sling. If I decide to use my...
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    Roll Pouch

    It's still entirely unclear to me why anyone needs a bunch of pouches. What do you use them for when hunting? I carry my lines in my pack. When I get to the tree, I have a single 38 foot 8mm rope for my tether/safety, which hangs behind me as I climb, and a 7 foot lineman's rope. Both are...
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    Alternative to Tethrd HYS Strap?

    Here's what I did for a bow/crossbow hanger. A simple piece of 7/16" cheapo plywood scrap and some carbon fiber scraps from making my stick. Slots into one of the gear loops and cantelevers against the tree when weighted. Plenty of clearance for my bow limb or the stirrup on my crossbow...
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    Alternative to Tethrd HYS Strap?

    I bought 1inch G-hooks off amazon for <$1 each (10 pairs, left and right, for $15). I'm not using them for any actual load-bearing so I don't care about their strength. I use them for leg loops and for my gear sling(s), which only carry a fairly light load. As long as they're not defective...
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    Alternative to Tethrd HYS Strap?

    Super easy to make your own. Buy webbing 2 1/4 times the length you want the final strap. Simple straight stitches every couple of inches to create the loops. Leave one end free and voila, you have a daisy chain. Add a G-hook and it's adjustable very easily. Not suitable for body weight but...
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    Looking for 1 3/4" heavy duty triglides/slide

    I chopped up a bunch of the freebie harnesses that came with my hang-on and ladder stands. Maybe check Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace in your area? Or perhaps some folks on here have some they're willing to part with or here are a couple of places that sell them...
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    Sewing in Additional Insulation

    I was thinking for purposes of washing the rest of the jacket. The down jacket will likely be a better long-term solution.
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    Sewing in Additional Insulation

    I would have sewn a "pocket" for it so it's easily removed for washing etc. Reuseable spaceblanket/tarp in the sleeves would be a great addition/substitution for the reflectix. How'd it all work out as far as long-term use?
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    What thread do I need to use for 1" webbing aider

    Tie water knots and then sew the loose ends with a x-box stitch (Square with x from corner to corner). You'll be completely safe and also have it "clean".
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    New member

    Home grown saddle and working on home-grown CF "one stick" type sticks for me, my daughter, and my brother.
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    Custom saddle

    Thanks for the recommendation on the material, I'll look into it. As for the dyneema, I've been using dyneema slings for rock climbing for many years. It doesn't stretch but 1/8" has 2500-3000 pound breaking strength depending upon manufacturer. With the "utilibridge" the 1/8" dyneema is...
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    Custom saddle

    I wanted a "safety orange" option. I have a camouflage cover that velcros on and will eventually be a thermal shield for those cold/windy days.
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    Folding/telescoping sticks

    If you don't mind round tubes, you could easily accomplish a "break down" CF stick using CF kayak paddle ferules. You might want to reinforce the mating surfaces between the ferule parts given compression from weight but that's completely doable.
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    3D Printed Climbing Sticks

    Nice. I chose to use a square CF tube for mine, that way I can add commercial standoffs pretty easily, if I want. For now that's not part of the plan but I'm just starting mine. 1.7 pounds for each stick or the set? It's hard to tell from the picture.
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    Dipping my toe in here....

    I'm making my own CF sticks. I have a lot of experience with composite layups so I'm comfortable with it and already have the necessary tools to do the work. I'm estimating my sticks to be under 2 pounds each, possibly even 1 pound each for a 22" stick with 17-18" step spacing. If I were...
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    New member

    New member and new saddle hunter. Had my first sit yesterday and man, I'm excited to finish out my season (2 more weeks) with this new option. Looking forward to reading a lot here as well.
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