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Schmidty3
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I saw a post asking a question about stands and sticks. Instead of replying there I thought a new topic may be more useful.

Described below is my mobile stand system. I didn't see anything out there that I really liked, so i adapted some designs into my own and tweaked it year to year.

I use a cheapo military plastic pack frame with straps and belt (a kifaru frame would be an awesome upgrade!), 3 cam jam xt's (the company is called night-ize), paracord and some climbing rope.

I use this with my xop or muddy stands with either muddy pro sticks or hawk helium sticks. But no reason other sticks and stands couldn't be used.

I also can strap in a daypack or other things.

The system is fast easy and quiet. The cam jams allow infinite adjustment and no need to fumble with buckle settings if the load changes. I use paracord to connect the cam jams to the frame, and climbing rope to thread through the cam jams.

Step 1. Splay out the straps and cam jams.

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Step 2. Load the seat of the stand into the v shaped saddle/shelf made from paracord. Tighten the climbing rope through the paracord V and up to the top right cam jam.

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Step 3. Lay steps onto stand in a logical postion and cinch down the 2 cross oriented cam jams.

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Optionally you can lay your daypack on top of the sticks before you tighten.

If you did everything right then your stand and sticks should be firmly attached without clanking or shifting.

I connect everything with a loop knot or whatever it's called. That way I can move the ropes or cam jams around the frame quickly without having to untie anything.

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The thing I like about this system is the flexibility. Due to the infinite adjustment of the cam jams it easy to haul different loads. I've hauled out deer and even an elk with it. But I will say the frame starts getting uncomfortable with more then 50 or so lbs.

Anybody have any questions or comments?

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Michael Arnette
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Dang thanks for sharing man! Some good ideas here
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Daniel,
your setup is almost exactly like mine.
Woks great!
Thanks for sharing.

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Schmidty3
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I'm a huge fan of the cam jams. Maybe I'm buckle illiterate. But varying loads or just even packing slightly differently made standard buckles annoying.

With the cam jams it may take me a minute to load up once I've got everything on the ground.

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I do it very similar with my wedgelock but never seen cam jams. I'll have to check them out. I've been using pungie cords which are a pain.

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That looks like it would work well and probably at a pretty good price. It beats the heck out of putting that rigid frame right on your back. I was using an ALICE pack frame for a while.
Not intending to hi-jack your thread...Here is another approach I have been using for about 6 - 8 years. Mystery Ranch Crewcab (that is the military version they make one now that is better for hunting with a lighter frame. http://www.mysteryranch.com/cabinet-pack ) You can put the stand between the pack and the frame. Plus it opens way up to haul deer out.
These pictures are just from my trail cams.
I'm not sure what the goofy expression is about!
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This pack was not nearly as good of a bargain as yours.
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Opened up to haul meat.
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This was rifle kill, just using there photo to show how it can haul deer.
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Or like this photo from the internet! I tried carrying a deer like this. It was heavy!
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Schmidty3
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Oh yeah. I like it. But ouchie!!! $$$$

I may have 50-100 in this frame. That's with $30+ in cam jams (which aren't terribly cheap).

In a perfect world I'd adapt this to a legit pack frame. The cam jams are super convenient. But the crappy military frame gets old. If I had more reason then hiking in a mile to hang a stand I would have a premium pack frame. I've considered going with a kifaru pack. But that'll have to wait until a real western hunting trip.

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Your system looks like a very well thought out rig.

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Thank you for the camjam idea!
Just bought a couple and think I finally have a system figured out to haul the lonewolf and 4 sticks!!

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quote:
Originally posted by warden415:
Thank you for the camjam idea!
Just bought a couple and think I finally have a system figured out to haul the lonewolf and 4 sticks!!

Same here! I saw those Cam Jams in Lowes the other day. I immediately started thinking about bowhunting applications.

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Great idea. I use a very similar set up.
Got the idea from a podcast by Jason's wilderness podcast. (???)

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I just bought the camjam plastic version on their website . Free shipping
I got a 2 piece set with rope for under $7 shipped
The aluminum version was bigger and Iím sure more durable but not sure it was necessary. Plus itís a good bit more money

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I just bought the camjam plastic version on their website . Free shipping
I got a 2 piece set with rope for under $7 shipped
The aluminum version was bigger and Iím sure more durable but not sure it was necessary. Plus itís a good bit more money

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I like your setup. I am trying to decide on what I want to use for a mobile setup here in Maine.

What do you do with the backpack frame and straps when you are in the tree? Do you bring it up with you or do you ditch it on the ground somewhere?

Jeremy

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