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Feb 3, 2018

Treestand safety is a hot topic. And it should be. Studies show that treestand accidents are by far the leader in serious injury or death to a hunter.  There have been some major advancements in safety though the years compared to the days when the hunter would limb climb a tree into a wooden built treestands.  The harness has also come a long way since the early days, the attachment straps aren't as limiting, devices like the Life Line now keep us attached to the tree, but suspension trauma, should you slip, is still a major concern. Wayne Borgardus has invented a device that is a game changer and address all these issues.  The device  is lightweight, attaches easily to the tree or to a Life Line, supports a hunter of the larger or smaller variety, works with any harness, can be used over and over, is affordable, and will slowly and safely drop you to the ground should fall.  Here's the story of the Treestand Wingman.

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  • A 6 Month Invention
  • Black Ash Pennsylvania, A Tool Maker
  • Parts in a Tool Shop
  • A Date Spotting Deer
  • Was Safety a Factor Back Then?
  • The Cam and Weights
  • Suspension Trauma
  • Horse Crazy and Coon Hunting
  • Now You're Rambo?
  • The Blueprint Still Looks the Same
  • The TMA Interview
  • Stands for and Auto-Descender
  • The Mechanisms 4500lbs of Protection
  • OSHA 5200lbs
  • Not Yet Near Max Capacity
  • Dirty Little Secret, Treestand Injury is More Prevalent
  • 60-61 Aluminium, Polyester Marine Grade
  • Testing of Materials
  • Harrisburg, 9 Days, 600 Falls
  • Expiration and Maintenance, 4 Years
  • Ozone and UV
  • Practice, Then Perfect
  • Using with a Line Line, Hooked Up
  • The Carabiner
  • 1lb 6oz with the Bag and Webbing
  • Minimalist
  • Memorable Deer Hunt and 10 Rapid Fire Questions

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