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Active Endeavors
(319) 337-9444
138 S. Clinton St.
Iowa City, IA
 
Finish Line
(319) 625-2277
Iowa City, IA
 
Geoff'S Bike & Ski
(319) 338-7202
816 South Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA
 
Play It Again Sports
(319) 354-4777
1705 S 1st Ave Ste D
Iowa City, IA
 
Wilson'S Sycamore Sports Center
(319) 351-6060
1620 Sycamore St
Iowa City, IA
 
Golfzilla
(319) 339-4653
Iowa City, IA
 
Country Store
(319) 627-2410
1604 Elder Ave
West Liberty, IA
 
Racquet Masters
(319) 338-9401
620 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA
 
Funcrest Bait & Tackle
(319) 351-3716
3981 W Overlook Rd Ne
Iowa City, IA
 
Your Mouthguard
(319) 338-1171
108 E Market St
Iowa City, IA
 

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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