I can't sit in the same spot that long. Especially not in an uncomfortable arse stand.
I can understand that! Lots of times and places here in the mountains, a classic "stand" isn't practical or necessary. A stand exists only to get your scent above the ground, improve visibility, and hide yourself from deer (who don't look up that often). When you're hunting on the side of a mountain, a classic stand isn't that beneficial on any of those counts. I've been in tree stands here and had deer come out ABOVE me and actually be looking down at me in my tree stand. I often build a three corner ground blind out of sticks, downed tree limbs, and other natural stuff. I build this ground blind against a big tree with the tree as my backrest. I'll take one of those "hot seats" to keep my butt dry and warm and I'll rearrange the ground litter to make myself comfortable as possible. And some of the best naps I've ever had were on the ground here with the sun keeping me warm whilst it's 20 degrees outside. This has worked well for me for years. Now when I'm in Southeast Alabama where the land is relatively "flat", I'm more comfortable and confident in using a climber or permanent stand.