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Trying to prep for a good Ohio hunt this year with my climber which I rarely use but it's a good Lone Wolf system. When I use it locally, I generally just carry it in one hand while wearing my usual bowhunting backpack on my shoulders.    I do NOT have shoulder straps to carry the stand (yet).  But that raises a dilemma.  I don't know if it's possible/comfortable to wear and carry both a climbing stand and a backpack together.

 

To me the ultimate would be a backpack system that allowed the ease of securing your climber as part of the backpack. I suppose I could rig something up to that affect.

 

Any suggestions?

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actually I think the way to go is to get some good shoulder straps for the Lone Wolf, and simply attach my pack to the stand using a carabiner or bungee, rather than try to attach stand to the pack. 

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Do the opposite of your "ultimate backpack system". Get shoulder straps asap and just strap the backpack to your climber. I use a fanny pack or a backpack depending on season, how far of a hike etc. The small pack goes around my waist and on my belly...the backpack gets strapped to the stand.

 

If you plan on walking very far you can invest in a molle system that adds a kidney belt to the shoulder straps and it really reduces the feel of your actual carrying weight.

 

Which lone wolf do you have?

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I have a backpack and a climber.  I used straps to secure it to the backpack and schlepped the whole thing in that way.  If you don't take the time to get the attachment right, you may make a ton of sound clanking into the woods.  So take your time and design it right.

 

This place makes the best straps.  American made and custom cut with your preferred clasping/attachment mechanism.  Fast turnaround and priced right.

 

http://www.strapworks.com/default.asp

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Get straps for the climber so it truly is a portable stand. Attach the backpack to the climber and carry as one unit. Or, only carry the essentials and lose the backpack. Most guys carry more crap than they will ever use

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  1. My climbers come with back pack straps and I use the climber as a pack frame and just attach the pack to the climber.....be doing it for years
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I have the standard LW Hand Climber that I bought last year from a NJH member - works great, and really comfortable and feels safer than any other stand I've used.  I started bowhunting back in 1984 with some super dangerous wooden climber with a slotted band iron strap that was a death trap (and I didn't wear harness).  Had a few scares but managed to hang on!  I didn't use a climber for about 25 years but with this model, no reason not to.

 

Thanks for the tips, had my stand come with straps, I would probably already have figured out its best to attach the pack to the stand.

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I have the standard LW Hand Climber that I bought last year from a NJH member - works great, and really comfortable and feels safer than any other stand I've used. I started bowhunting back in 1984 with some super dangerous wooden climber with a slotted band iron strap that was a death trap (and I didn't wear harness). Had a few scares but managed to hang on! I didn't use a climber for about 25 years but with this model, no reason not to.

 

Thanks for the tips, had my stand come with straps, I would probably already have figured out its best to attach the pack to the stand.

No problem Jack. I love using a climber its so easy to adjust stand choice for a certain wind, if I needed a slight adjustment based off of deer movement and for public land carry in carry out, etc...

 

I just picked up an xop strike force which is basically the equivalent of the stand you have. So far I like it. Ive added a little bit better back pack straps instead of the ones that come with it, lw foot rests and thirdhand man stabilizer straps that are priceless. Plus they help strap in any extra gear, bags, clothes that I may bring late in the season. Im adding a universal bow holder and some paracord to the front of the platform also. Its a nice upgrade from my myles keller climber. Good luck in Ohio!!

 

 

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Double post - for some reason it acted like it didn't post.

I had a duplicate as well. It didnt seem like it "took". Yesterday and today this site only appears to be running slow on my computer at work...not my phone though.

 

Edit: Im back at my desk and its instantly faster. Weird lol

 

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I put mine over the top of the climber just like it was my shoulders and attach the chest buckle together. Then I just backpack the whole thing. Chris.

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I have the Summit Vipre SD.  It comes with straps so I just strap the backpack to the stand and away we go.  Plenty comfortable to carry.

As for Sugar's post, I guess that answers the post from the other day about how close to the street you can legally hunt.  

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I have a backpack with a waist belt/strap. I just reverse it and wear it against my chest. The waist strap secures behind my back and pulls it snug. I then carry the stand on my back like usual. The weight of the pack and stand are nice and balanced. Still have 2 hands free to carry bow, balance, etc....

 

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There you have it folks - Sugar just gave up his prime spot where he uses the climber :rofl:

 

Well I have shot a few within 100 yards of that pole anyway

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Well I have shot a few within 100 yards of that pole anyway

 

Nice you got that lane by the spruce. But wouldn't want your neighbors siding bill. Old dead eye.lol 

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When I used my summit I'd carry the stand with the tree cables facing up and cradle the backpack in the seat and bungee. I also had a big brass clip attached to the handles of the backpack and then clipped to the tree cables. I also added a cord to each side of the climbers straps to tie across my chest. Made long treks so much easy without strain.

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I use surplus molle straps and belt for my climber and attach my pack with a snap on the top and use the belt on the pack to wrap around the stand so the bottom of the pack doesn't bounce around. Quick and quiet, the molle system really helps much more than basic straps for those longer hikes.

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Hitemnasty - that's looks great... Will be looking into that as well. For now just ordered some LoneWolf straps for my LoneWolf, and will bungee my pack to stand, and also will use the top of bag clip to keep it from sliding down.  Great idea  - I was gonna use a carabiner but that would make noise.

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My Summit Viper has shoulder straps to carry it. Then I bungee cord the pack to the stand frame. I carry extra warm gear out side and over the to of the pack.

 

 

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I have two different packs I use with mine, depending on the hunt. If I'm hunting all day I have a Badlands Pursuit pack that has lashing straps on the sides. I set the pack inside the bungee and let it rest on the stirrups and take those lashing straps and wrap around the stands side bars to help keep it tight and quiet. If I'm just hunting a morning or afternoon I have a large Cabelas fanny pack that I wrap around those same side bars and cinch up tight which again keeps everything tight and quiet. Has worked well for me

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