We came across this interesting article on whether or not a walking stick should be part of someone’s survival gear.
Most of us don’t think about including a walking stick in survival preparations. But for some, a sturdy walking stick should be a key component in any emergency gear.
Older people might need the stick to serve as a balancing tool. With training, the stick can be a formidable weapon. The stick can serve as one support for a tarp shelter. If you have to cross a stream, a wading staff can keep you from going into the water.
If you brainstorm a bit, there are literally dozens of uses for walking sticks when out on trails. Like Clint Eastwood said, “There’s nothing like a good piece of hickory.”