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Tim McClements SMU Soccer Academy
5800 Ownby Dr
Dallas, TX
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(214) 696-5800
8030 Park Lane
Dallas, TX
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(817) 987-4800
Parks at Arlington
Arlington, TX
 
Sports Authority
(972) 986-1110
3524 Airport Freeway West
Irving, TX
Services
Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Golf Trade-In Program, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Dallas REI Store
(972) 490-5989
4515 LBJ Fwy
Dallas, TX
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(972) 239-5455
13838 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(972) 355-1111
5801 Long Prairie Road
Flower Mound, TX
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(972) 291-5530
305 West FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX
 
Mariner Sails Wind and Watersports
(972) 241-1498
11110 N. Stemmons Freeway (I-35E)
Dallas, TX
 
Bass Pro Sports
(972) 724-2018
2501 Bass Pro Drive
Grapevine, TX
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00am - 10:00pmSun 10:00am - 7:00pm

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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