Cut N Run,
I used to be a purist. I thought I was a real wuss when I started using a cushion. Then last year the WMA I hunt here in Central Florida had water covering it. You didn't walk to your hunt, you waded. So, I bought a web stool that I could throw over my shoulder. It kept my butt out of the water so long as I was sitting next to a tree. This spring looks pretty dry if the trends continue. However, I'm now totally spoiled. I wouldn't think about going without my stool. It really helps keep your legs from going to sleep. I think one of the reasons that turkey hunting is a loner sport is that we're too embaressed about falling on our faces when we try to stand up after sitting on a cypress knee for hours. If you're more comfortable you can sit still longer and sitting still is paramount.
"Remember, you're never too old to have a happy childhood."