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Sports Authority
(208) 524-2525
Hall Park Plaza, 1592 17th Street
Idaho Falls, ID
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses,
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Center of Mass
(208) 346-6065
894 North Highway 91
Shelley, IN
 
Sports Authority
(208) 524-2525
1592 E 17th St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
G and H Paintball Supply and Gamefield
(208) 529-8630
2344 Briarcliff Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Pacific Sunwear of California Inc
(208) 552-6453
2300 E 17th St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Canyon Whitewater
(208) 522-3932
450 S. Yellowstone
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Andrew Well Drilling Services
(208) 522-2794
1268 E 17th St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Five-O Skate Shop
(208) 522-7878
1532 E 17th St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Alpine Cycle & Fitness
(208) 523-1226
1352 S Holmes Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Fanzz Sports Apparel
(208) 529-8759
2300 E 17th St
Idaho Falls, ID
 

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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