Thank you for the kind thoughts, bustinbucks, on my story. I finally made it up to camp to do a REAL hunt last fall (2003), somebody actually let me carry a gun, lol! I am much better with the pen but I did write about the event this time. It just gets better and better.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.