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Dick's Sporting Goods
(603) 431-8036
The Crossings at Fox Run
Portsmouth, NH
 
Kittery Trading Post
(207) 439-2700
301 U.S. Route One
Kittery, ME
 
Mountain Road Trading Post
(603) 895-3501
68 Mtn Rd. P.O.Box 57
Raymond, NH
 
Fire on the Mountain Ski & Sport
(603) 742-1019
41 1st St
Dover, NH
 
Olympia Sports Center
(603) 740-4620
851 Central Ave
Dover, NH
 
Portsmouth Rent and Ride
(603) 433-6777
958 Sagamore Ave
Portsmouth, NH
 
Portsmouth Kayak Adventures
(603) 559-1000
185 Wentworth Road
Portsmouth, NH
 
Burning Boards Snowboard Shop
(603) 742-1019
41 1st St
Dover, NH
 
Clean Gear of New England
(603) 749-2323
110 Portland Ave
Dover, NH
 
Hockey Com
(603) 749-5333
161 Portland Ave
Dover, NH
 

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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