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#3194573 - 03/16/13 05:49 PM Air cushioned back rest for your Vest
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Mud Dauber
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After experiencing excruciating back pain from holding still against a tree for hours at a time, I added this lightweight DIY cushion to my vest 2 years ago. It works really well, so I thought I would share.

I took a 3/4 length Thermarest, which is a lightweight sleeping bag pad designed for backpacking, deflated it to about 35%, folded it 3 times, stuffed it in my turkey vest and cinched in place with a strap. Works great! And, yes, I have unrolled it and taken a full on, deluxe nap in the woods before.


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#3195366 - 03/17/13 05:03 PM Re: Air cushioned back rest for your Vest [Re: Poser]
BIGORANGE
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I like it!
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#3195501 - 03/17/13 07:07 PM Re: Air cushioned back rest for your Vest [Re: BIGORANGE]
Carlos Viagra
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Looks like something designed for a yuppie type city feller. \:D
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#3196184 - 03/18/13 01:03 PM Re: Air cushioned back rest for your Vest [Re: Carlos Viagra]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: Carlos Viagra
Looks like something designed for a yuppie type city feller. \:D


\:D Here's my advertisement for the air cushioned Turkey Vest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CGeAMVK75T4#at=79
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#3196215 - 03/18/13 01:41 PM Re: Air cushioned back rest for your Vest [Re: Poser]
muddyboots
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I dont sit in one spot long enough to need a back cushion. LOL
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#3196234 - 03/18/13 01:57 PM Re: Air cushioned back rest for your Vest [Re: muddyboots]
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
I dont sit in one spot long enough to need a back cushion. LOL


You've never gotten pinned down in a multi hour hold out with a locked up bird?
I've had that happen multiple times hunting close to a roost. A bird pitched down with hens, puts a show at ~60 yards for 2-3 hours, all the while a knobby, Cypress tree is digging in my back.
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#3196590 - 03/18/13 07:55 PM Re: Air cushioned back rest for your Vest [Re: Poser]
WMAn
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How much does that therma rest cost?
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#3196656 - 03/18/13 08:30 PM Re: Air cushioned back rest for your Vest [Re: Poser]
muddyboots
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
I dont sit in one spot long enough to need a back cushion. LOL


You've never gotten pinned down in a multi hour hold out with a locked up bird?
I've had that happen multiple times hunting close to a roost. A bird pitched down with hens, puts a show at ~60 yards for 2-3 hours, all the while a knobby, Cypress tree is digging in my back.


No not really. I shoot them.
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#3196660 - 03/18/13 08:31 PM Re: Air cushioned back rest for your Vest [Re: muddyboots]
muddyboots
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Not any cypress trees where i hunt now that i think about it. LOL
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#3196721 - 03/18/13 09:17 PM Re: Air cushioned back rest for your Vest [Re: WMAn]
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 Originally Posted By: WMAn
How much does that therma rest cost?


I think the small ones are about $30. I bought that one probably 15+ years ago. It was in my "retired" climbing/mountaineering gear pile which is always my "go to" selection for gear solutions to hunting problems. If I had to buy one, I look on Ebay or in the Campmor bargain bin. I'm guessing there are knock off brands, too that are just as suitable.
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