My brother and I put up a ladder stand this weekend on our lease. It was my first one and I learned some things I'd like to pass on to those that may do this in the future. 1) Two people ain't enough. 2) Put it together at home. 3) Use a magnifying glass to read the directions. 4) Take a climbing stand or a ladder with you. 5) Take a pole saw with you. 6) Be careful!!!!! It was an experience!!