Air Pads Kenosha WI

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(262) 697-5764
9899 76th Street
Kenosha, WI
 
Outdoorsman Sport
(847) 746-1331
221 Sheridan Road
Winthrop Harbor, IL
 
Auto & R V Center
(847) 336-2644
38900 North Green Bay Road
Zion, IL
 
Zion Cyclery Inc
(847) 746-2200
2750 Sheridan Road
Zion, IL
 
Big Top Party & Tent Rental
(847) 336-1060
2501 Huron Terrace
Waukegan, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(262) 554-8117
Southland Center
Racine, WI
 
Auto & RV Center of Beach Park
(847) 625-8400
38900 North Green Bay Road
Zion, IL
 
Goodwin Performance
(847) 872-4001
43455 North Green Bay Road
Zion, IL
 
YMCA of Greater Lake County
(847) 360-5676
2000 Western Avenue
Waukegan, IL
 
Doug`s Auto Service
(847) 623-6464
37704 North Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL
 

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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