Do you use a staff or walking stick in the woods?

Discussion in 'Backpacking' started by TheDoctorWho, Sep 5, 2013.

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What do you carry(in your hands) bushcrafting?

Poll closed Sep 15, 2013.
  1. Walking stick or staff

    133 vote(s)
    73.9%
  2. Machete or axe

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Firearm

    8 vote(s)
    4.4%
  4. Something else

    5 vote(s)
    2.8%
  5. I like to keep my hands free!

    34 vote(s)
    18.9%
  1. gohammergo

    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I used to make a stick when I'd go hiking.

    This winter, for the first time ever, I used aluminum ski poles for snowshoeing, and I'm hooked! They give a real advantage when going up or down hills.
     
  2. backlasher

    backlasher Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    This one is made from a surf fishing graphite blank. Light but strong.
     
  3. Naturalist

    Naturalist Guide

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    I have a nice stick I made from a young maple tree. I cut and then hung it in the garage for about a year so it would dry straight and not take a curl setting on the floor. After a year, I peeled the bark and scraped the stick smooth with my knife, then coated it in varnish to prevent it from rotting. That was 27 years ago and it is still going strong.
     

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