Going over your hunting saddle (Wear and Tear Points)

Going over your hunting saddle (Wear and Tear Points)

Listen up! When you're perched high in the treetops, safety isn't just a priority – it's non-negotiable. That's why it's absolutely crucial to ensure that your saddle hunting gear is in top-notch condition before you head out into the wilderness. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the essential safety precautions you need to take to keep yourself safe and secure in the saddle. It is paramount to ensure you take your saddle hunting safety seriously.

Thorough Check: Don't Skip a Beat

First things first, let's talk about the importance of a thorough check of your saddle hunting gear. Your gear is your lifeline in the woods, and any weak link could spell disaster. That's why it's essential to inspect every inch of your gear before each and every hunt, paying close attention to the areas that are most prone to wear and tear.

Lineman Loop Stitching: Base Of Lineman Loops

One of the first things you'll want to check is the lineman loop stitching at the base of the loop that attaches to the saddle. This is what keeps you securely anchored to the tree while ascending or descending, so it's absolutely crucial that it's in top-notch condition. Give the stitching a close inspection, looking for any signs of wear, fraying, or damage. If anything looks amiss, don't take any chances – contact BullPath for a repair or replacement.

Triple Stitched Lines: Four Corners Of The Hunting Saddle

Next up, let's talk triple-stitched lines. These lines are what connect the webbing to the mesh on the four corners of your saddle, providing the strength and stability you need to stay safe and secure in the treetops. Give them a thorough once-over, checking for any signs of wear, fraying, or damage. If you notice any issues, don't hesitate to reach out to BullPath for assistance.

Amsteel Bridge: Watch For Wear And Tear

Another area to keep an eye on is the Amsteel bridge. This is what connects your saddle to the tree, so it's absolutely essential that it's in top-notch condition. Check for any signs of excessive wear or damage, paying close attention to areas where the bridge comes into contact with the carabiner. If you notice any issues, don't take any chances.

Bottom 2-Inch Webbing: Overlapped Webbing Stitching

Last but not least, don't forget to check the bottom 2-inch webbing that is overlapped with one another. This is what provides the foundation for your saddle, so it's absolutely essential that it's in top-notch condition. Give it a thorough once-over, checking for any signs of wear, separation of the webbing, fraying, or damage. 

Why Checking Stitching Matters Every Time

Now, you might be wondering – why bother checking the stitching every single time I hunt? The answer is simple: safety first, always. Hunting is inherently risky business, and saddle hunting is no exception. By taking the time to inspect your gear before each hunt, you're giving yourself the best possible chance of staying safe and secure while saddle hunting.

Final Thoughts: Prioritize Safety, Every Time

In conclusion, don't take any chances when it comes to your saddle hunting gear. Take the time to thoroughly inspect your gear before each and every hunt, paying close attention to the areas that are most prone to wear and tear. And if you notice anything, don't hesitate to reach out to BullPath for assistance. Your safety – and your success – is the most important thing in the world.

Stay safe out there.