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#6109793 - 12/30/15 12:09 PM $%&* New blind down!
toolman Offline


Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 3671
Loc: Abilene, Tx.
BIL called yesterday and told me that my new packing crate blind blew over in the recent storm. This blind is/was 7'x7'6"x3'6" sitting on a 6x6x6 stand so I'm sure it's not in good shape. The stand had angled legs and was guy-wired down, but it sounds like the wind was so strong that it snapped the 1/8"cable guy wires. The feeders and my BIL's blind which is 10' in the air and on a much smaller footprint survived just fine so I'm not sure exactly what happened, I guess I'll find out tomorrow when I get out there. At least I got to shoot one deer out of it...
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#6109812 - 12/30/15 12:22 PM Re: $%&* New blind down! [Re: toolman]
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Registered: 07/27/10
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Yowch. Good luck; hope its recoverable.

That wind out west had to be whipping something fierce with the storms last week.

We had a feeder that had a secured 3'x3' lid blown off; my 14' tower broke guy wires and was blown over into a tree. I hunted another spot on our place and the 10' tower and blind had shifted off its footings by the wind and probably some settling with the rain/snow. I didn't notice until I started climbing up it. The ladder side legs sunk in the mud deeper and threw me off the ladder when I was half way up. If the guy wires hadn't caught, the tower and blind was coming down on me.

I never had paid attention or readjusted a blind after they were setup and secured each August, but I will now. Please be sure to check footings and guy wires for y'all's setups before you hunt.
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#6109870 - 12/30/15 01:04 PM Re: $%&* New blind down! [Re: toolman]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5516
Loc: DFW
Hoping for the best!

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#6109898 - 12/30/15 01:21 PM Re: $%&* New blind down! [Re: toolman]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
A blind that size is more like a sail in the wind. It would take really good anchors that are deep in the ground to hold that size blind down. I think you were a bit undersized on your cable size also. Were you on higher ground or in a saddle? The few blinds I have had turn over were in those areas and guyed down well..or I thought well. Hope it is repairable. cheers
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#6111409 - 12/31/15 10:18 AM Re: $%&* New blind down! [Re: toolman]
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GRAMPS!!!

Registered: 03/26/12
Posts: 21119
Loc: Nurturing Biosphere Mothership
Man that wind last Saturday was Brutal, I was 20' up and it got Scketchy a couple of Bursts ...

Hope it's a easy fix up
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#6113376 - 01/01/16 02:36 PM Re: $%&* New blind down! [Re: toolman]
toolman Offline


Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 3671
Loc: Abilene, Tx.
Well, I went out there but couldn't get closer than about a 1/2 mile to it because of the mud and I couldn't tell anything about it. May be able to get to it next week if it doesn't rain and the wind blows for a few days.
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#6118954 - 01/04/16 09:15 PM Re: $%&* New blind down! [Re: toolman]
Reverseseven Offline
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Registered: 10/14/11
Posts: 2328
Loc: Weatherford
We had 2 big blinds blow over Christmas weekend. Winds were terrible

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#6119621 - 01/05/16 09:38 AM Re: $%&* New blind down! [Re: toolman]
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23437
Loc: Texas
Sorry to hear that. Had a wood blind on 10' stand blow over a few years ago when one of the hurricanes came through, it was before we had it anchored well. We stood it back up and with a little work had it back together. I bet that shipping container is a little stouter than what ours was and less fall I bet you will be able to salvage it.

Good luck.
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#6120103 - 01/05/16 01:13 PM Re: $%&* New blind down! [Re: redchevy]
tlk Online   content
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Registered: 07/25/13
Posts: 1985
we had about 8 pop up blinds out that were all tied down - we now have about zero pop up blinds - wind took them away that weekend - was rocking my trailer
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#6131184 - 01/11/16 06:47 PM Re: $%&* New blind down! [Re: toolman]
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 5023
Loc: Frisco, Texas
pics when you get there, good luck with it
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