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These simple platforms provide about four square feet of space. They must be hauled into place and secured to the tree with belts or chains. These stands require separate climbing aids such as segmented ladders or climbing sticks.

Non-climbing tree stand

When installing a climbing aid:

  • Determine your climbing route before attaching the climbing equipment to a tree.
  • Attach the aid to the tree so that it extends above the stand's platform and you can step down onto the platform. This will help you test the stability of the stand before placing all your weight on it. Stepping laterally onto a stand could cause it to tilt sideways or become unstable.