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Cape Cod Kayak
(508) 563-9377
676 North Falmouth Hwy
North Falmouth, MA
 
BANANAS Inc.
(508) 291-0005
3029 RT. 28
E.Wareham, MA
 
Yester' Year Cyclery
(508) 993-2525
330 Hathaway Rd
New Bedford, MA
 
Olympia Sports Center
(508) 990-0297
25 Berdon Way
Fairhaven, MA
 
Foot Locker
(508) 999-2770
99 N Dartmouth Mall
North Dartmouth, MA
 
Onset Kayak and Canoe Company
(508) 291-1333
146 Onset Avenue East
Onset, MA
 
Corner Sports Store
(508) 992-0110
319 Hathaway Blvd
New Bedford, MA
 
Guys and Gals Sportswear
(508) 992-9682
1515 Acushnet Ave
New Bedford, MA
 
Days Health & Sports
(508) 997-9460
86 Huttleston Ave
Fairhaven, MA
 
Pacific Sunwear
(508) 992-0921
200 N Dartmouth Mall
North Dartmouth, MA
 

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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