now I know I messed up. However, I was hanging my hang on’s today. Linemen’s belt all the way up until I had life line attached. Everything went well. But my 4 wheeler wouldn’t start or it would start but wouldn’t stay running. Great, we will get it later, so we moved on. Then my buddy showed up and ask for help moving his new ladder stand. He held on the ladder and asked me to gin up and un strapped it. I hesitated and said ah I’m not sure about this. He and my brother said they would hold the ladder so it won’t fall. Ok, I climbed up un strapped it then took one step down. All of a sudden the middle of the ladder started bending backwards. Yes, I fell about 20 feet. I landed feet first, but that wasn’t exactly a good thing either. I immediately felt the un mistakable pain from a broken bone. I couldn’t move my leg but it was in such pain. I finally was pullednto my foot and fell in pain again. Here we are In the woods , with a broke down 4 wheeler and my leg or foot is mush. Luckily my buddy had his 4wheeler on his trailer. With a dead battery. My brother and he went off to try and get his 2 wheeler to run. My 9 year old nephew was left with me and he was so scared and crying. I’m glad they left him because it sort of distracted my pain. Finally they show up load me in the 4 wheeler and we drive back to my Jeep. My dad was there as well so he road with me to the hospital. I drove since it was my left foot and needed something to distract my pain. Long story short. I completely destroyed my Calcaneal ( heel bone). Apparently it’s one the worst bones to break and mine is so severe they say I will not enjoy any of this recovery. Obviously I’m extremely lucky that my back didn’t break. FML. I never go up a stand like this and will never again. For everyone, if your hanging or taking down a ladder stand bring a ladder. It’s not worth the risk. This was a brand new stand purchased less then 3 weeks ago.