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Milan Junior Camp - Fort Collins
Fort Collins Soccer Complex - 3955 NW Frontage Rd.
Fort Collins, CO
 
Sports Authority
(970) 377-9243
Front Range Village Center, 4417 Corbett Drive
Ft. Collins, CO
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Lee`s Cyclery & Fitness
(970) 226-6006
Harmony & Lemay
Fort Collins, CO
 
Cycologist
(970) 482-0822
4041 Platte Drive
Fort Collins, CO
 
The Flying Archer
(970) 282-4445
2300 West County Road Suite 38E
Fort Collins, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(970) 461-9762
The Shops at Centerra
Loveland, CO
 
Cutlery & More
(970) 223-5600
Foothills Fashion Ma
Fort Collins, CO
 
Specialized Bicycle Dealer
Specialized Bicycle Dealer
202 West Laurel Street
Fort Collins, CO
 
Fort Collins City Government - Recreation Division- Parks & Recreation
(970) 493-7000
2201 South Shields Street
Fort Collins, CO
 
Scott`s Sharpening Service
(970) 204-9874
101 Ladiga Street Southeast
Jacksonville, CO
 

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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