You know what, we use to do something like that for training in the military. I don't know why I didn't think of that until I read your post (probably because we did it with guns not bows) but it should work. We use to have to run a little course and come back and shoot from 4 different stations. Each station u had to shoot either standing, kneeling, or laying down. Anyways it was to teach you to shoot in a stressful situation. I understand it is training but it didn't work to good in my eyes but that was probably the closes you could get to combat so no one complained. I bet it would work great hunting though. I can't believe I didn't even think of it until you posted that.
Right now I have been switching from boots to shoes. The boots are a pair of leather cowboys, pretty hard sole and I can't feel nothing under my feet.. When I wear the boots I am still pretty quiet, I wear them when it's wet bc they are water proof and keep my feet dry. I have a pair of shoes that I take out when it's dry and they a 100% better. Feel everything that is under my foot before I step on it. I focus more on looking up then down when I wear the shoes which makes a big difference. I have been thinking of ways to wear the shoes (like a pair of sox, grocery bag over the sox, then another pair of sox over the bags, then foot in shoe) but the rubber over the shoe thing seems like it would be a great solution. I wouldn't have to wear those boots hunting no more.
I do the same thing with the sit at the log every now and then. I did buy a pair of $10 bino's from Walmart. They're Tasco 10x25mm. There small and cheap but they work. I was questioning buying them because sense I have started hunting I have been driving my self nuts over guns, bows, hunting gear. I bought tree stands, all this hunting crap and now I feel like a idiot because I bought guns, traded for guns, sold, buy, trade hunting gear and I never shot a deer. Once I caught on to me being a idiot with money I have been watching it ever sense. But I made the jump and spent the $10 on bino's and so far, in the last 3 years, this is the best buy. It slows me down more and I see things, in places that the human eye can't. Helps a lot and the first time I used them I see the deer before they seen me. Now I'm working on closing the gap and sealing the deal.
All your advise helps me a lot. Where I lack in military training you guys make up in advise so it really helps. As far as the PTSD goes, it sucks bad I hate it. It's having no control over none of your feelings and you don't feel like a MAN no more. Your always scared, anxious, paranoid, and a bunch more. Hunting helps me, I read some people loose there hunting drive who have PTSD. I never killed a deer yet do I think I'm lucky that it never effected me there. Being in the woods, sneaking around, trying to kill something to eat. That is peaceful to me and I am alone, and no on knows I'm there except the ones who need to.. I like it a lot, I worry about my relationship sometimes because I hunt so much!!!! I check in my my fiancé (who has been through a lot with this) and she likes me doing it bc it calms me some..
But enough with that ill let y'all go for now. If any more advise let me know I am all ears. I just know ill have some deer this year.