Several years ago I bought a few climbing sticks and ladder stands from SG under their Guide Gear brand. Less than 5 years and here’s the integrity of the cheap steel used in their components. The climbing sticks were even worse with daylight showing thru the stick at the base. You get what you pay for. Bought a Family Tradition hang on with stick ladder at the same time and not a bit of rust. Why does China steel rust out so quickly?