One thing I picked up this year is a tree stand umbrella. Being a friction call user it's next to impossable to keep your call surfaces dry in a light rain or even if it rained the night before, or spring tree sap. This one has the screw in bracket that you screw into the tree, but I'm tying mine to the tree with a small rope ratchet straps, one for the umbrella and one for the bracket. It takes about 3 minutes to put up and keeps you dry and in the shade even if your sitting on the sunny side of the tree. They fold up and fit into the back of your vest so you don't have to worry about carrying anything. They work great for fiction call users and guys that like to film their hunts, it keeps your camera dry. The little rope ratchet straps have 8' of rope on them so it'll hold the umbella tight to a big tree or a 6" tree even in a 20mph wind.
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