• The SH Membership has gone live. Only SH Members have access to post in the classifieds. All members can view the classifieds. Starting in 2020 only SH Members will be admitted to the annual hunting contest. Current members will need to follow these steps to upgrade: 1. Click on your username 2. Click on Account upgrades 3. Choose SH Member and purchase.
  • We've been working hard the past few weeks to come up with some big changes to our vendor policies to meet the changing needs of our community. Please see the new vendor rules here: Vendor Access Area Rules

One sticking roll pouch vs dump pouch or?

cincyprostheticguy

Member
SH Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2022
Messages
60
What has been your best method of carrying your ropes and such for one stick.. what you liked or didnt like? Thanks
 

Marmuzz

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2021
Messages
593
Location
Pennsylvania
I’ve climbed on a separate tether and kept the rappel rope in my backpack. The advantage of that is it’s not weighing down a pouch on your saddle when walking in. But I always got nervous swinging my backpack around my shoulders, thinking “If I drop this, HOW am I gonna get outta this tree?!”

Currently I have a water bottle pouch which I stuff my dual purpose tether/rappel rope into. An advantage can be, depending on your rappel device, to quickly drop out of the tree in an emergency without any rope switchover. The disadvantage is it makes for a heavy pouch on one side of the saddle, especially if you leave it all in the pouch while at hunting height. But it’s all neatly contained.

Different strokes for different folks.
 

wabasis

Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2018
Messages
43
I don't care for the weight of the rappel rope on the saddle. I leave it in the backpack until it is time to get down.
 

Westdesign03

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2019
Messages
1,497
Location
Ohio
I’ve climbed on a separate tether and kept the rappel rope in my backpack. The advantage of that is it’s not weighing down a pouch on your saddle when walking in. But I always got nervous swinging my backpack around my shoulders, thinking “If I drop this, HOW am I gonna get outta this tree?!”

Currently I have a water bottle pouch which I stuff my dual purpose tether/rappel rope into. An advantage can be, depending on your rappel device, to quickly drop out of the tree in an emergency without any rope switchover. The disadvantage is it makes for a heavy pouch on one side of the saddle, especially if you leave it all in the pouch while at hunting height. But it’s all neatly contained.

Different strokes for different folks.
Maybe tie on a shorter piece of paracord onto your back pack and have the other end of the cord caribeaner clipped to your belt or saddle? Then if you do drop it, it won’t plummet all the way to the ground and you can pull it back up. Or what I do sometimes is have a second pull rope attached to my pack and myself and then just pull the backpack up like you do your bow once you’re settled in the tree.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Plebe

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Sep 14, 2020
Messages
2,264
I’ve climbed on a separate tether and kept the rappel rope in my backpack. The advantage of that is it’s not weighing down a pouch on your saddle when walking in. But I always got nervous swinging my backpack around my shoulders, thinking “If I drop this, HOW am I gonna get outta this tree?!”

Currently I have a water bottle pouch which I stuff my dual purpose tether/rappel rope into. An advantage can be, depending on your rappel device, to quickly drop out of the tree in an emergency without any rope switchover. The disadvantage is it makes for a heavy pouch on one side of the saddle, especially if you leave it all in the pouch while at hunting height. But it’s all neatly contained.

Different strokes for different folks.
You can one stick back down. so long as you don't lose your stick too.
 

GreginPA

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2020
Messages
211
I started with a dump pouch but it was too heavy on my saddle.

I then went to a roll pouch and added suspenders to my saddle and it really helps with the weight issue. The tough part with the roll pouch is I found it to be a bit of a pain to put away at the end of a hunt. It's great for deployment when you have it packed all neat from the night before. But at the end of the day, reaching to my 3-4 o'clock position with one hand and trying to close it up neatly was a little annoying.

I picked up a larger dump pouch recently and I plan to start next season out with the dump pouch and suspender combo which I haven't tried.
 

woodsdog2

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Jun 28, 2019
Messages
3,735
Although I have virtually removed all pouches from my saddle, I still wear the CGM Saddlespenders as they are super light and I like that they just keep everything up and tidy on me no matter what.
 

cstan

New Member
SH Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2022
Messages
23
Location
South Georgia
What has been your best method of carrying your ropes and such for one stick.. what you liked or didnt like? Thanks
I began with a dump pouch from EWO and then bought a roll pouch. I’m pretty sure I would love it if I could reach it! With my Cruzr XC, I just can’t get twisted around enough to stow my 40’ of rope, so I went back to the dump pouch. Probably going to sell the roll pouch.
 

Exhumis

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2019
Messages
2,537
Honestly you’re prolly gonna hafta try both. Both have pros and cons. Dump pouch contains easier, roll pouch is easier for deployment. Dump pouch can be a pain to deploy if you don’t stow your lines/rigging correctly so it gets all snarled up. Roll pouch you just unfurl and plop out it comes. CGM makes a dump pouch that has draw strings top and bottom which I like, if you climb the way I do you just clip onto the tree with rappel rope then undo the bottom draw string and your rope falls out the bottom and off you go. When you’re done rappel down and stow rope. I was never able to get it stowed proper tho so it became a rats nest. Not the bags fault at all. I know use a roll pouch in the same manner but when I’m back on the ground it’s easier for me to secure my lines in the roll pouch. Whatever gets the job done.
 

mattpsu1

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Jun 17, 2020
Messages
321
I’ve climbed on a separate tether and kept the rappel rope in my backpack. The advantage of that is it’s not weighing down a pouch on your saddle when walking in. But I always got nervous swinging my backpack around my shoulders, thinking “If I drop this, HOW am I gonna get outta this tree?!”

Currently I have a water bottle pouch which I stuff my dual purpose tether/rappel rope into. An advantage can be, depending on your rappel device, to quickly drop out of the tree in an emergency without any rope switchover. The disadvantage is it makes for a heavy pouch on one side of the saddle, especially if you leave it all in the pouch while at hunting height. But it’s all neatly contained.

Different strokes for different folks.
I’ve used a Gear Grappler to retrieve my pack once at the bottom of the tree. Never leave home without it since
 

cincyprostheticguy

Member
SH Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2022
Messages
60
I began with a dump pouch from EWO and then bought a roll pouch. I’m pretty sure I would love it if I could reach it! With my Cruzr XC, I just can’t get twisted around enough to stow my 40’ of rope, so I went back to the dump pouch. Probably going to sell the roll pouch.
What roll pouch do you have?
 

cstan

New Member
SH Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2022
Messages
23
Location
South Georgia
Honestly couldn’t tell you. My friend bought two of them from a guy on FB and sold me one of them for $50. It’s well made of quality materials. Only used it on a weekend hunt. I am built short and stocky and just couldn’t reach it very well. I’ll take a few pics and send the PM.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

HuumanCreed

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Aug 21, 2020
Messages
1,211
Location
Westminster Maryland
I climb with rappel rope but its in a minimal pack. Eberlestock Dagger.I also have 2 Tethrd Versa straps wrapped around 2 carabiners connected to a molle in my saddle as backup 2TC incase l lost everything.
 

MattMan81

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2020
Messages
2,554
Location
S.E. Michigan
I climb with my rappel rope. I tie the end to my pack, or weapon. 40' of 10MM rope is a lot to pack. Once at height i switch over to my tether, pull the pack, and tuck the rope in the pack until I'm done.
 

devildog

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 1, 2014
Messages
226
Location
St Charles, MO
I use a dump pouch and hated having the extra weight on my saddle and then when I started using a Drey I couldn't fit a dump pouch on the belt and deploy the hammock. So last season I started putting the dump pouch on the waist belt of my pack. I wear my pack one sticking up the tree and use my rappel rope to climb. I love this combo it makes walking in with the weight of the rappel rope a breeze and when I am set up to hunt the remaining rappel rope is attached to my pack on the tree right under where it is tethered so it is out of the way during the hunt. The only problem is I have to find a new early season pack with a waist belt with molle to attach my dump pouch for this season.
 

BTaylor

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2019
Messages
1,528
Location
Central Arkansas
Last year I one stick climbed with oplux and it was stored on a water bottle pouch on my pack. At the end of the hunt, I rappelled down and the rope fed out of the water bottle pouch on the descent. Worked great. Moving to a different system this year and havent completely decided how I will carry my rope but probably in the pack.
 
Top