My aid to walking fatigue

When ever I go outside with my wife typically shopping or around the garden I always get fatigue and usually need a short sit down as a breather to get my strength back.

To that end we decided a portable collapsing stool used by fishermen was ideal
Since I have mastered sit to stands from a low point this stool should be fine

Not at my most glamorous modelling the seated position but you get the idea

The stool on it’s own has a shoulder strap which makes it easy to transport.

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I had a nurse in hospital who was always on about whether I had problems with my stools.
I wonder…?
Great idea, though.

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Yes, this is just the sort of low cost aid that can really boost confidence and performance…knowing that you can always sit and take a minute or two. Good suggestion, Thx

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Three years ago with no real physical problems used an identical one to cope with fatigue. Any outing essential in early days. Made the mistake of not taking it with me recently when pushed the boat out too far on couple of occasions and suffered the dreaded fatigue which was hard to shake off. But good on you and your progress , remember your first posts.

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Excellent idea @mrfrederickson more outings on their way :grin:

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Good one if I were passing anything like that I’d have to see a doctor for sure.

It’s an adaptation strategy for independent living, cheers Bob

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Link to buy one please!!!

K :polar_bear: :wink:

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Sorry should’ve thought someone would want to check it out

This particular stool was as high as we could get because I’m tall others may be a different height.

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Right ok I want one. I actually really need one!!

I am 6’2" and 80kg I can get it tomo?!??!?!

Will that be ok do you reckon?

K :polar_bear: :wink:

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Actually I looked at your cool one and though hmmmm 60kg!!!

So I got this one (in blue of course) - will feedback Mr F.

K :polar_bear: :wink:

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I’m 6ft 3 and 98kg so you should be fine.

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Great to have inspired you great coat keeping me warm and I can get it on and off with one arm relatively easily.

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I ordered this since it supports 100kg :
Uquip Darcy Portable Folding Stool for Camping and Sports

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Going to have to get a small folding ‘Poncho’ to keep in the net bag behind my wheelchair. Met some friends at a beachside cafe for coffee this afternoon, but the weather took a turn for the worst while we were in there. Wind really got up and that fine, penetrating rain. A good 10 minute trundle from the car-park, so by the time we got back and the 'chair was stowed, it looked like we’d been in for a dip fully clothed.
Luckily there’s a branch of Careco just around the corner, so that’s due a visit today. My wife looked so miserable whilst pushing me. But she’s a wonderful little woman, and getting smaller all the time.

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Well it supported me on a known flat surface wouldn’t recommend any stool on an uneven surface without a family member or caregiver in attendance. The stool was great as a short term support to enable me to recover from fatigue plus it was tall enough for me to get up from with my stick as a support

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Mine has arrived!

Ill open it up and take some pics later Mr F!!

K :polar_bear: :wink:

You can get one legged stools to perch on for that sort of terrain but I don’t know how you’d get on with one of those…probably more likely to topple over on it I suppose :thinking:
My sister uses one of these when golfing.


I was thinking of getting one of these for a few years now, but I usually don’t think about it until I’m out walking :confounded: :crazy_face:

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The trouble with this type - if you’re a little dodgy on your pins - is that the moment you stand (unless you’re very quick, they fall over. also, a good sense of balance is needed. That can be an invitation to an accident. Absolutely fine if you’re hale & hearty.

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Great news hope you like it

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Yes, that’s exactly what I was thinking. It would be ok for me now; I just don’t like having to carry too much when out walking, I like to keep my hands free for falls so I like to travel light :smile: