LOL, thanks to.my HOMEMADE Baker style climber, I left a lot of forearm skin and both nipples smeared down a pine tree.I’ll take that Kentucky .45 and that baker tree stand if ya don’t mind.
Had junkyard seatbelts for foot loops, no hand climber, I bear hugged the tree.
Was ALMOST high enough, maybe 15-17 feet.
Center bolt on seatbelt pulled thru, stand fell.
Leaving me a long way from ground.
Held tree tight as I could but started to.slide.
Shirt bunched up.around neck and face, tearaway forearms and nips cushioned my descent..
Still have the stand out in barn.
Made hand climber and folding seat.
Now it hangs in a place of honor, a monument to youthful stupidity.