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Approach Eliminator Cargo Blind
© By Othmar Vohringer
I’ll admit it.
When I hunt I like comfort. Especially when I hunt ducks and geese,
which involves hours of sitting motionless in often wet and cold
weather conditions. One aspect of hunting waterfowl that I never liked
much is sitting in cold, wet, dug-out blinds.
With that in mind I looked forward to field-testing the new Final
Approach Eliminator Cargo Blind. When the package arrived the first
thing that surprised me was the relatively small size of an object
large enough to comfortably accommodate a grown person. At the same
time I was worried that I would have to do a lot of assembly work.
I didn’t need to worry on that score. The Eliminator Cargo
Blind assembles without any tools. For the most part you just stick
together a pre-assembled frame and push a few bolts. I managed to
assemble the whole blind in less than three minutes without reading the
supplied manual. Yes it was that easy.
As for the word
“cargo” in the name of the blind: the designers
came up with an ingenious idea.
Once the blind is assembled you can attach the supplied wheels by
simply pushing them into the their respective places within the
mainframe and presto! The blind turns into a cargo cart. As any goose
hunter knows, we have an awful lot of equipment to drag along on a
hunt. All this equipment often has to be hauled over long distances to
the hunting destination. With the Eliminator Cargo Blind turned into a
cargo cart I was able to load and transport all my equipment plus that
of my two hunting partners with ease. Don’t you love it if a
product is multi-functional? I do!
But would the blind stand up to my expectations of comfort and
practicality in a real hunting situation? Three days after I received
the blind I had the opportunity to field-test it in near perfect
waterfowl hunting weather. The first frost was on the ground and a cold
blustery north wind forced the birds off of the water and onto the
fields. In the predawn we set the decoys out and my two hunting
partners set up in the reeds next to the alfalfa field while I snuck
into Final Approach Eliminator Cargo Blind.
Right away I was
pleasantly surprised how comfortable the suspended hammock is to lay
down on. The padded headrest and insulated floor are an added bonus and
so is the padded gun rest. The spring-loaded lids cover the hunter
completely from view and open fast for shooting. The head part of the
lids is covered with camouflaged see-through netting. Three hours into
the hunt my partners started to feel the biting cold while I was cozy
and warm in my blind. Another hour later my partners were ready to call
it a day. It was just too cold. I would have called it quits too but
thanks to the comfort of my new blind I was able to stay until the
afternoon. Many hunters are driven out of their blinds and quit hunting
because they get cold and with that they miss opportunities.
It’s a fact of hunting that those who can stay longer are
more likely to shoot more birds. The Eliminator Cargo Blind let me stay
longer in the field on that cold windy day because it kept me warm and
Mobility is the key to goose hunting success, especially in the later
part of the season. The Final Approach Eliminator Cargo Blind passes
this test with flying colours. The fact that the blind is waterproof,
comfortable and easy to assemble/disassemble and store make it one of
the best investments a waterfowl hunter can make.
Blind Material: 600D poly fabric with waterproof PVC backing, with
padded floor and stubble straps (loops) added all around the blind for
additional concealment. Includes padded head and gun rest.
Colours: Advantage ®
MAX-4 HD™, Mossy Oak
Duck Blind ®, Field Brown Blind
Folded up: 36” x 26”. Assembled:
36” Wide, 7.2 ft Long Blind Weight:16
For more information on the Final Approach Eliminator Cargo Blind or to
find a dealer visit FA Brand.
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