Air Pads North Platte NE

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Pro Printing & Graphics
(308) 532-1111
200 E B St
North Platte, NE
 
Sports Shoppe The
(308) 534-4450
1320 S Cottonwood St
North Platte, NE
 
Alive Outside Formerly Miles Bike Shop
(308) 532-2453
601 S Jeffers St
North Platte, NE
 
Hibbett Sports
(308) 532-1146
1000 S Dewey St
North Platte, NE
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(402) 592-1642
7403 Town Center Parkway
Papillion, NE
 
Hogans Sporting Goods
(308) 532-3033
414 N Dewey St
North Platte, NE
 
Miles Bicycle Shop
(308) 532-2453
North Platte, NE
 
Fire House Gym
(308) 532-9241
908 E 7th St
North Platte, NE
 
Sports Shoppe
(308) 534-4450
1320 S Cottonwood St Ste 4
North Platte, NE

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(402) 951-4400
Westroads Mall
Omaha, NE
 
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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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