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Dick's Sporting Goods(630) 548-1476
Springbrook Prairie Pavillion
Dick's Sporting Goods(630) 943-4100
Geneva Commons Mall
Dick's Sporting Goods(630) 351-0823
328 West Army Trail Rd
Arenkill`s Loan Bank(630) 897-4442
11 North Broadway
702 North Broadway
Dick's Sporting Goods(630) 554-9061
2470 US Hwy 34
Dick's Sporting Goods(630) 553-5365
Route 34 and Cannonball Trail
Auto Truck Group(630) 264-2670
114 South Lincoln Avenue
Tri-County Truck Accessories(630) 820-0306
1335 East New York Street
M & M Services(630) 892-8000
502 Pierce Street
Make Glassing More Comfortable
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad. Not only do I carry the self inflating pad but I also carry a chair that the mattress folds and fits in to. That eases the pressure on my back when I'm sitting and glassing. It resembles a camp chair or stadium chair that lots of campers use instead of sitting directly on the ground. I have found that this little addition of weight to my load allows me to sit and glass longer and keeps me from tiring as fast. That allows me to hunt longer and harder which just might make the difference between putting game in the freezer or eating tag soup.
As I talk with plenty of other hunters I am amazed at the number of hunters that have never tried this soft spot tactic or even try to sit on a piece of old rug. The chair feature allows one to relieve pressure on their back. That reduces fatigue, which in turn reduces aches and pains. When the idea struck me it was like an epiphany and I'm only sorry that I hadn't thought of it before.
I was lucky in that I had the pad and chair from my b...