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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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How many of you remember these? How many of us did the "Baker Slide" down a tree? I was talking about when I first started hunting and I remembered my old baker stand and I remembered all of the nightmares I had with it. I went out to the shop and found it today and never again would I use it. :P

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-30-2008, 11:21 AM
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Oh yeah been there done that and got the scratches and scars on my arms and chest to prove it. Killed my first deer from one but soon after decided that not killing a deer was prererable to going back up a tree with that thing.



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I had two of them. A mighty mite and a slim Jim. I sold both of them about 25 years ago. I sort of wish I had kept the Mity mite, It would be "OK" just to use as a seat on the ground.. I think I might have shot 7 or 8 deer from mine before changing
over to a TSS folding climber. I still have the TSS, Ive had some close calls with it also. I mostly use a summit treestand and climber these days.
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 03:18 PM
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I used one for years! Thought they were the best thing since canned beer when they came out... and, like GB, I got the scars on my arms, chest and chin to prove it! ;D I finally replaced it with a W&S Cottonwood that I still, believe it or not, use. 'course, that thing is getting to be an adventure in tree climbing itself! :

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I have mine out in the shop and I wouldn't touch it. I use a Summit now days.

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Ahhh yes the Baker. I guess i could say "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, Ouch the baker, LOL!" I still have one with the optional 'hand climber.' Sounds like several of us are missing hair and hide because of these. Down East most of the 'straight' trees where I grew up hunting were pines. Nothing like bear huggin a pine while sliding 20 feet with a baker on your feet acting as an anchor. Thanks for bringing up some painful memories!!

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i lost my baker foot climber but not the optional hand climber so there i am hanging onto the handclimber 2o feet up a sweet gum tree
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Yep the stand of the old days ,how did we ever climb a tree with those stands? Stands have come a long way.

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Me too. Funny how the **** thing would go all the way down.

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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-20-2008, 08:13 PM
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I have an uncle who hunted out of one for 30 years. He is 5'3 and might weigh 120 lbs wet., but he had no hand climber, only a 15" X 15" platform Baker climber. He stood up the whole time and held his bow, and sometimes stayed on stand all day. I don't know how he did it. I remember him telling about how he would lose it off his feet when climbing and would have to shimmy down the tree. There ain't no way I could do it. I purchased a sit down/stand up climber from Cabelas one time. I took it out to a nearby thicket from our house to try it out. I climbed about 14 feet or so and had the stand to fall all the way to the ground with me sitting on the seat. My wife had to get a ladder and put the stand back up to where I could climb down. I sent it back. I did buy a Tree Lounge a while later and it was a great stand, but I sold it, after I quit smoking and gained a lot of weight. At 350lbs I don't trust any climber(Not many will support me anyway)
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