Treestand Setup Kit
This summer or when your heading into the woods to setup for stand don’t to double check your kit to make sure isn’t without these essentials.
- Day Pack – use a tough, roomy model with plenty of pockets, plus shoulder straps for greater comfort.
- Steps – wrap enough steps for one setup (about 12 steps for me) in strips of cloth to keep from clinking and clanking.
- Rope – always have several 25-30 foot sections of rope handy for pulling up a stand, a backpack, and of course your crossbow
- Safety Harness – keep one in your hunting pack and another in my stand hanging kit so I am never without protection.
- Pruning Shears – I like a bypass style that can easily lop off a finger0thick limb.
- Folding Saw – zipping through larger branches is easy with a quality model made for this purpose.
- Compass – nothing fancy needed here: just a simple, sturdy unit to determine proper wind direction and get your out of that thick brush if you get turned around.
- Trail Markers – trail marking tacks that glow in a flashlight beam are perfect for marking entry trails to morning tree-stand setups.
- Pole Saw – essential for any long term set that needs to be thoroughly brushed out.
- GPS – mark stand locations, deer sign and other hotspots while out in the woods will help you refine your strategy.
- Rangefinder – to mark out and tag distances.for your shooting lanes