Air Pads Mitchell SD

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Harve's Sport Shop
(605) 996-8226
213 N Main St
Mitchell, SD
 
Leader Sporting Goods
(605) 996-0316
424 E Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD
 
Cabela's
(605) 996-0337
601 Cabela Dr
Mitchell, SD

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1804 Country Store CO
(605) 224-1804
2700 Sd Highway 1804
Pierre, SD
 
Cor-Bon Inc
(605) 347-4544
1311 Industry Road
Sturgis, SD
 
Precision Reloading Llc
(605) 996-9984
124 S Main St
Mitchell, SD
 
K & B Archery
(605) 996-9810
212 N Main St
Mitchell, SD
 
Jackrabbit Soccer Camp
Box 2820 HPER Dept.
Brookings, SD
 
Custom Caster & Clocks
(605) 584-2217
21203 Thunder Lane
Lead, SD
 
Bargain Center & Pawn
(605) 229-3011
218 North Main Street
Aberdeen, SD
 
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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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