No luck this past Tuesday. Hopefully I'll be heading out sometime this week. I did at least get to try out my new carry straps for the first time. I have to say, aside from my bow and camo clothes, this is probably the best purchase I've made for hunting: surplus Molle II frame and straps set. I attached the straps directly to my stand and with the kidney belt, about 80% of the weight goes on my hips instead of back and shoulder / neck. It is amazing how much easier it is to carry my stand, steps and other gear I pack onto my stand. Before, my shoulders would actually turn red after a day carrying this stuff but no more. Picked this up for $40 on ebay last winter. They didn't have any olive green so desert camo is what I was able to get. These were either completely unused / repacked or brand new. Great deal.