Finally got the Hawk tree seat figured out to make an cheap platform. It took me about an hour to make the modification and the end result is a platform that locks up solid. The tree seat was $29 at Menards, replaced the bolts with longer bolts and added some spacers ($3), cut the stand offs at an angle to give more surface contact with the tree, added an amsteel daisy chain which I had and attached an extra lone wolf cam strap. I'll add more details in the comments. Here is the final product.