Emergency Descender for Treestand Hunters

A number of hunters continue to experience serious injury, as well as death, each year as a result of treestand accidents. Treestand safety is of the utmost importance. It can’t be preached enough. One company, Primal Treestands, is even taking things to a whole new level with the introduction of their Emergency Descender. This patented system is engineered to be rugged, compact and easy to use. It can be used with the hunter’s current full-body safety harness, as long as the harness meets ASTM standards for a fall-arrest system. The weight range for users is 120 to 300 pounds.
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Would you use the Emergency Descender when hunting from the treestand?

The Emergency Descender is small enough to fit into a coat or safety harness pocket, weighs less than 2 pounds and allows the hunter to be attached to a tree at 25 feet from the ground.

At a suggested retail price of only $50, the Emergency Descender is an affordable, simple, life-saving system every hunter should own and use.

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Emergency Descender in Action

How much is your life worth? Get down easily with the Emergency Descender, and hunt again tomorrow.

Features at a glance:

  • Immediately lowers you down easily in case of a fall
  • Automatic, friction-based and controlled-rate decent
  • Up to 25-feet high
  • 120- to 300-pound weight capacity
  • One-time use only
  • Harness must meet ASTM standards for full-body harness
Learn more about the Emergency Descender at primaltreestands.com.
Check out the video below for a demo on how the Emergency Descender works…
Brodie Swisher

Brodie Swisher

Editorial Manager at Bowhunting.com
Brodie Swisher is a world champion game caller, outdoor writer, seminar speaker and Editor for Bowhunting.com. Brodie and his family live in the Kentucky Lake area of west Tennessee.
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  1. John Torchick says:

    Good article and could be a life saver.

    • Joe Sobnosky says:

      There is already a device called the “Wingman”that is reusable and protects climbers from the ground, 25′ up the tree and back. I have been using it for five years, and have live tested t once.


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