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Oregon hunter in critical condition after hanging upside down from tree stand for two days

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Dang.................

"An Oregon hunter is in critical condition after falling from his tree stand and getting tangled in his harness over 20 feet in the air, hanging upside down for two days."

http://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/2018/08/31/oregon-hunter-in-critical-condition-after-hanging-upside-down-from-tree-stand-for-two-days.html

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Prayers sent. I can only imagine brain injury from being upside down for so long. tom.

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The older I get the more I hunt from pop-up ground blinds. 

When I do use a ladder stand or climber I use a harness and climbing rated rope that goes all the way to the ground. I use a prussik knot setup and keep a spare prussik and a paracord loop attached to to the harness. 

If I fall, I can self rescue myself to the ground.  And I have tested it on multiple occasions to ensure it can be done with frozen hands or even one handed if necessary  

Properly worn my harness setup won’t let me fall. I have slipped a couple times and the prussik caught me before I had a chance to fall. 

I personally know four people who suffered serious injuries from treestand falls without being roped in. Two of them have lifelong, chronic, life changing injuries. 

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A man's got to know his limitations.

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Also older or disabled folks should not hunt alone or at least have a easy way to contact someone for help.

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into todays tech world always  surprises me with stuff like this ,  let  people know where you are , how long , gps ,  and  alot of times SPOT ,  when we go camping off beaten trails ,  our daughters know what to do if our plan deviates ,  and we carry  SPOT .   simple things can save your life but people just assume  they will be fine .  like hikers who die of thirst .  if all of them took a spot  with them they would be alive today .  think people . 

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God Bless him,that would suck.

i can`t imagine there would be no serious brain injury from that.

i think i`d have taken my chances with hitting the forest floor.

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