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Bull Basin Archery
(928) 526-1025
2566 East 7th Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Bicycle & Fitness
(928) 526-2780
2404 East Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ
Blue Ribbon Manufactured Homes
(928) 526-5882
7000 North USHighway 89
Flagstaff, AZ
High Country Tire and Auto Inc
(928) 774-3338
2914 East Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ
Monte Vista Marine
(928) 526-5600
3122 East Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ
Ammo Place
(928) 773-1400
2209 North 3rd Street # A
Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Service Center Inc
(928) 526-6771
4316 North USHighway 89
Flagstaff, AZ
Pistol Parlor
(928) 527-4100
2601 East 7th Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ
Trans-Mission Man Inc
(928) 774-2220
2109 East 6th Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ
Greer`s Pine Shadows
(928) 526-4977
7101 North USHighway 89
Flagstaff, AZ

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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