How To Properly Use A LifeLine

By Justin ZarrSeptember 8, 20171 Comment

Treestand lifelines are nothing new and to be honest, they’re nothing fancy.  Quite simply they are a length of rope that attaches above your treestand and uses a separate piece of rope tied in a prusik knot which slides up and down to allow hunters to remain safely attached to their tree from the moment they leave the ground until they return down after the hunt is over.  In spite of their wide availability, low cost and ease of use there are still far too many hunters not using them at all, and many using them improperly.

In the following video we address the proper height at which to install your LifeLine, the question of whether or not you need a 2nd tree strap to use during your hunt, and how to safely move your prusik knot while climbing and descending from your tree.

Justin Zarr
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Justin has been bowhunting for more than 25 years, harvesting a number of P&Y whitetails in his home state of Illinois during that time.  He co-hosts the popular bowhunting show 'Bowhunt or Die' and is a frequent guest on numerous hunting podcast.  Justin lives in the NW suburbs of Chicago with his wife and 3 children.
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