I hunt public land just about 100% of the time. I have always used chain on stands, mostly because I can slap a pad lock on them, and leave them for the weekend and have a reasonable chance of having them stay there. In the last 15 years I have been hunting my current public wildlife area, I have only lost 2 stands to theft. I recently picked up a strap on stand cheap, and I really like the way it snugs down and holds solid without the "play" a chain will always have. My concern is, that a strap on stand will be able to be stolen by someone that simply is carrying a knife, where as the chain requires a little more effort to get off the tree. Do you guys that use straps run into this problem? Is simply adding a chain enough to keep the stand on the tree?