Ultralight Shooting Stick:

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The Flipstick: I used one of these for years before my neurosurgery back operation – recommended, as I had absolute agony staying on my feet without a break for any period of time.

They would also be useful if you were sitting up waiting for a trophy stag – or a man-eater, as Jim Corbett used to do I particularly enjoyed his Man Eaters of Kumaon and The Man Eating Leopard of of Rudraprayag which you can download here: https://archive.org/details/TheMan-eatingLeopardOfRudraprayag1947. If you enjoyed these two you will love Col Patterson’s Man Eaters of Tsavo)

It is decribed thus: ‘A dual purpose walking stick/seat, constructed from 4 interlocking aluminium tubes and strong polyester stock cord (this product practically assembles iself in front of you when released from its bag), non-slip rubber foot suitable for indoor and outdoor use, with comfortable plastic seat/handle. A spring-loaded button securely locks the seat/handle in either the walking or siting position. As a seat, it transforms a person into a very stable tripod.Lightweight to carry and yet capable of safely supporting 130kgs(280)lbs. This product comes with a comfortable, stylish, non-bulky, adjustable shoulder bag for ease of carriage. Height (seat up) 82.6cm. Weight 0.58kg.

Feature:

Supplied with easy to carry shoulder bag

Lightweight and easily transportable

Easy to operate

Designed to securely support 130Kgs

UK manufactured

Exchangeable Rubber feet

Manufactured from tough and durable aluminium & high quality plastic moulded seat

Suitable for left and right-handed users https://www.flipstick.co.uk/Flipstick_Foldaway_Short–product–21.html

Sitpack Zen: Here is another option, a little lighter 360 grams), more compact and perhaps more comfortable, but not so much use as a walking stick perhaps: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sitpack-zen-x-the-worlds-most-compact-chair-design-travel#/   and https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rest/sitpack-zen-the-worlds-most-compact-chair-perfect?ref=FundedToday&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=33dsa.fnd.to  

It is certainly a very clever, ultralight and compact design for a shooting stick. It should give you years of service bird-watching, glassing, at the footy, etc.

 

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