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  • #16
    One of my favorite wooden walking sticks is perfect for winter treks on ice. It has a rather heavy bottom which I carved into a sharp serrated wedge type point. It grips the ice well and probably could also repel or do damage to an aggressive animal (wild dog, or whatever).
    Genius is making a way out of no way.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Snyper708 View Post

      Be careful with any "spear points" since they could be construed as an illegal concealed weapon in many states, much like a "sword cane".
      Good point (pun not intended, lol). I like how the spear point fastens with a wing nut for easy removal and installation if the environment is not favorable for it.
      Genius is making a way out of no way.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by lalakai View Post
        sorry about the ugly link.......the site i wanted to "link" won't let me go directly to the article.

        https://www.scribd.com/doc/33297636/...Survival-Staff

        but this should do it.
        This is an interesting article! Thanks for the link. I use the cane for 3-4 months, for me there is a lot of new, but not long ago I got used to walking with it correctly.

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        • #19
          I didn't know until months after my snakebitten leg healed, that I was using my cane all wrong...as in the wrongiest of wrong...which resulted in a hellacious backache, lol.
          Genius is making a way out of no way.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by GrizzlyetteAdams View Post
            I didn't know until months after my snakebitten leg healed, that I was using my cane all wrong...as in the wrongiest of wrong...which resulted in a hellacious backache, lol.
            How were you using it?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by SonofLiberty View Post

              How were you using it?
              Using it on the wrong side of the body, wrong cane length, and probably a number of other wrongs that I have forgotten about over the past decade since my snakebite.


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              Genius is making a way out of no way.

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              • #22
                I have both folding trekking poles and a variety of wooden sticks. My favourite is a 6’ piece of 2 inch hickory. I’ve wrapped about 30 feet of paracord for the handle and tied into that is a pouch with small multi tool in it. There is a button compass on the top. The bottom has a rubber foot, that can be exchanged with an ice cleat for winter

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                • #23
                  here's mine made from a maple sapling, stained a bit with walnut husk dye. I think little John would even like it.

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                  • #24
                    I generally use an Ice-Axe for a walking stick / Weapon....Image result for ice axe
                    One day you eat the chicken.....next day the left-over chicken.....next five days you eat chicken feathers, head and feet.

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                    • #25
                      Well, to one who was born and raised in the land of banana trees, this is a brand new idea to me. Because ice and snow is common to where I live now, I just had to find out more.

                      http://www.mountaingearblog.com/621/...lking-ice-axe/
                      Genius is making a way out of no way.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Sourdough View Post
                        I generally use an Ice-Axe for a walking stick / Weapon....Image result for ice axe
                        That works great as a weapon but it would be too short for a walking stick for me. I guess mine is more of a staff than a stick. That way I can run with Robin Hood and the boys in the forest

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