I just wanted to share this idea with you guys, iv been meaning to post for a while. I had made this stand last year with a 6ft wood ladder, its cut down to about 5ft with angled ends for "offroad use" lol. Then I just pained it with a sponge, my backpack sits on the back where you put a paint can, and I have velcro for the pad seat. It weighs less then 10# and you hardly feel it carried over tye shoulder. I only use it certain places but it greatly increases your veiw over grass in feilds. great for scan and shooting. I also have a dowl rod mono pod that goes into tye bottom step for a rifle. The coyote in the pic was the first of last years 3... he ate a load of steel BB from 15ft haha. I didnt comeup with this though I saw guys in AZ do this when I lived there. so no credit to my part. Iv also seen hooks and stuff installed to hang guns ect from, I had a peice of groundhog fur pinned to it with skunk oil for scent cont but its been outside so I tossed it. Hope you guys like this and maby try it. And if you dont like it well you still have a ladder. Good luck!