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    Was wondering what kind of chair or seat everyone uses when they leave camp. Looking for a packable, light-wieght. Also for times at camp. Compact, something that will fit on a bush flight.

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    I use one of those little three pole design chairs with a back. Weighs maybe three pounds. It has extending legs so it can be collapsed smaller for transport. It also has a carry strap that wraps it all together. I bought mine at Sportsmans a couple of years ago for about $40.00. It's good for a couple of hours but, I wouldn't want to sit on it all day.

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    I use this one by Crazy Creek. It is light weight supports my back and keeps my but dry while glassing. Can be used in the tent as well. For around camp I sit it on top of an action packer or 5 gal bucket with lid. Really nice for sitting on the side of a slope and glassing. Also slides right behind my pack. I used it on sheep hunts, float hunts, nice to be able to lean back on it.
    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...airs&noImage=0
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    I use a tripod stool, something sorta like this one http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...l&N=4887&Nty=1 Mine doesn't swivel or have extending legs. It does fit in my pack, has a carry strap on one leg and weighs about 1 lb. Sometimes it would be nice to have a back.

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    Check out www.campmor.com . They have lots of options. I like the Travel Chair brand. Higher quality than others in my opinion.

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    An unside down 5 gallon bucket. Rightside up with a small trash can liner you will have a nice honeybucket. But then again us prospectors are a strange lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBighorn View Post
    I use a tripod stool, something sorta like this one http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...l&N=4887&Nty=1 Mine doesn't swivel or have extending legs. It does fit in my pack, has a carry strap on one leg and weighs about 1 lb. Sometimes it would be nice to have a back.
    Checked the swivel chair out last weekend. Very lightweight, but looks to me like it could snap in two if too much pressure was applied off balance. The adjustable legs are the cat's meow! I took it back to the shoe department where they have several rocks (to try out the sturdiness of boots) and set it up there...genius idea! The swivel was silent on the one I tried. Too much money for me though.

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    Alaska Tent & Tarp has a little blue stool at two pound sthat is great....we use them for fly-in hunts....same company also makes a good cot and table...

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    Thanks for all the great ideas, this is the one item that usually becomes an issue on our trips. Did not realize what a difference being off the ground makes after a long day hunt.

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    Default 18 ounce backpackable chair...

    Hello;

    Newcomer here. Used to read here regularly a few years ago till work got real busy. Nice to be back.

    The "Sling Light" chair is a sling style chair, advertised as capable of supporting 250+ pounds, and weighing only 18 ounces. According to the Sling Light website, the (18 ounce) chair alone is $72.00, and the optional (4 ounce) headrest is $17.95. Total for both is $89.95.

    I've been meaning for years to buy this for myself but always talk myself out of it. Oh well, maybe next year.

    http://www.slinglight.com/

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    If I can get this to work here is a link to the camp furn that Ak. Tent and Tarp may sell

    http://www.camptime.net/

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    Portable camping, camping chair & beach chair and folding stadium seat. It is also one of the most relaxed and sympathetic portable seats of any type.

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    I've never carried a chair/stool while out hunting but in camp I use those $19.99 specials from Wal-Mart. Hard to believe that some of you hardcore mountain hunters actually carry a chair when your so concerned about weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    I use this one by Crazy Creek. It is light weight supports my back and keeps my but dry while glassing. Can be used in the tent as well. For around camp I sit it on top of an action packer or 5 gal bucket with lid. Really nice for sitting on the side of a slope and glassing. Also slides right behind my pack. I used it on sheep hunts, float hunts, nice to be able to lean back on it.
    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...airs&noImage=0
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    That's a good option. You can check them out at Barney's

    Brett

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkHunter45 View Post
    Hard to believe that some of you hardcore mountain hunters actually carry a chair when your so concerned about weight.
    No room in my sheep/goat pack for a chair. When ever I go out on a caribou hunt that i take 4-wheelers in on, I usually just sit on something we have araound like the cooler or a food box.

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    I have the larger one of these for backpacking in areas with lots of bears, its fairly light and doubles as a great camp stool:
    http://www.bearvault.com/index.php
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