DIY climbing sticks

DIY Climbing Sticks – Ultralight [Video]

I finally decided to build a set of legitimate climbing sticks. This DIY project was intended to put my ideal set of features into a climbing stick. It is similar to a Lone Wolf in that it uses Lone Wolf V-brackets and a modified versa button; however, it uses a double step design, with two […]

DIY Sportsman Podcast

Episode 2 – Climbing Stick Discussion

In Episode 2, Garrett and Boudreaux dive into their vast experience using and testing climbing sticks. They discuss the pros and cons of various models on the market, as well as their own personal favorite features, and what they’d like to see from manufacturers in the future. The discussion also includes the value and safety […]

Climbing without Sticks

How to Climb a Tree without Climbing Sticks

Mobile hunting requires a lightweight setup – generally an aluminum tree stand and climbing sticks. Many hunters, especially those who have a long walk to each setup, would prefer something lighter. Some have switched to a tree saddle. With a rock climbing harness, hunters can use some saddle techniques for climbing but still hunt with […]

climbing stick extensions

Climbing Stick Webbing Extensions

A DIY tip to climb trees higher, faster, and lighter when using climbing sticks. Back in 2013 I made a climbing stick modification video showing how to make double stirrup extensions. While they’ll work for full length sticks as well as mini sticks, more often than not, a single stirrup will be better suited to […]

Stick Talons

Stick Talons Product Review

Stick Talons were created by a DIY’er, Bryan Landry, aka cbigbear on various hunting forums. His goal was to take the idea of the Lone Wolf stick quiver, but to make something you didn’t need to take off the stand before hanging it. The “Talons” he came up with attach to the stand with either […]

One Stick Climbing Method

One Stick Climbing Method | Hunting Video

The one stick climbing method for hanging a tree stand has some major advantages over using three or four sticks to hang your tree stand. You save a significant amount of weight, have less gear to potentially make noise, and aren’t limited to any tree height. I could easily go 35 feet up into a […]

climbing stick modification

DIY Climbing Stick Modification | “Webbing Stirrups”

A DIY tip to climb trees higher, faster, and lighter when using climbing sticks. I have now been using this climbing stick modification for three years; I used to have one stirrup on my bottom stick. Now I put them on three sticks, and I’m able to climb 90% of my trees with ~4.5lb carrying […]