This morning would have started my all day sits, but the strap to my stand popped this morning about hour and a half in. I make it an annual thing to check ALL my stands before bow season (usually early September) I replace old worn out straps, loosen and re-tighten straps to compensate for tree growth, tighten nuts and bolts as needed, grease movable pivot points, ect. I never use lower than 500lb straps. This morning was one of the most terrifying mornings I've ever hunted. Crisp chilly morning. 35 degrees, slight wind, the dew was frosted to the dry leaves and tall grass. Everything was quiet and I was settling in, watching the earth wake up. I'm watching my breath and listening for anything crunching through the thicket. I heard leaves rustling around behind me so I leaned to my left to look behind me and POP the top strap broke and sent me off the side of the stand. The Muddy harness caught me and my momentum swinging me into a baseball bat sized branch then back the other way slamming into my (now horizontal) hang on... I did however, manage to miss my climbing sticks by a tiny bit. Broke 2 ribs, cut my leg up a little bit, but no worse for wear. Ibuprofen and I'm gonna shower and head back out. Moral of the story.. Wear your dang harness. Please.. I am so thankful I got to come home to my wife and babies today.