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Bruce, I stay on the ground while hunting so I cannot speak to treestands. However, my job requires I work off the ground quite often. OSHA outlawed belts for high restraint years ago because of the severe back injuries that can occur during a fall. If you have enough slack in your setup that you could even fall 3 or 4 feet before the belt “catches” you, go to a full harness as that is enough to produce a life-altering injury. If you keep the tie-off short to where the belt let’s you lean but not fall you might be ok but it’s still not recommended. Be safe. Mike.