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Dick's Sporting Goods
(434) 974-5640
Rio Hill Shopping Center
Charlottesville, VA
 
Student Book Store Inc
(434) 293-5900
1515 University Ave
Charlottesvle, VA
 
Ragged Mountain Running Shop
(434) 293-3367
3 Elliewood Ave
Charlottesvle, VA
 
Pacific Sunwear
(434) 964-0459
1620 Rio Rd E
Charlottesville, VA
 
Downtown Athletic at Seminole
(434) 975-3696
199 Zan Rd
Charlottesvle, VA
 
Extreme Sports
(434) 975-1900
629 Berkmar Circle
Charlottesville, VA
 
Blue Ridge Mountain Sports
(434) 977-4400
1125 Emmet St N
Charlottesville, VA
 
University of Virginia
(434) 924-3721
Emmet St
Charlottesville, VA
 
Mountain River Outdoors Inc
(434) 978-7112
1301 Seminole Trl
Charlottesville, VA
 
Blue Wheel
(434) 977-1870
941 2nd St SE
Charlottesville, VA
 

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...

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