Making a Walking or Hiking Stick

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 pm — Filed under:

Kaito Anti-Shock Hiking Pole with Compass and Thermometer, HP1.When Mike and I hiked the Na Pali Coast in Kauai, we started with only our tennis shoes and some water. A couple hiking down the trail handed us walking sticks, “You’re going to need these.” We took them gladly, not knowing how helpful they would be when we hit really steep parts on slippery rock.

Ever since then, I have planned on purchasing walking sticks to tackle the steeper trails in the Wasatch Mountains, but the cheap-skate in me doesn’t want to shell out the big bucks for them. I know they help with balance and give me extra power when going up really steep inclines, but I don’t want to spend that much money on them.

These websites give detailed instructions on how to make a sturdy walking stick:

I personally like the simplicity of the PVC walking stick in the last article. PVC tends to be lighter and stronger than wood and much more readily available. Have fun making your own walking stick and you’ll be better able to tackle the trails.

Via: Before You Buy Fitness Walking Poles or Trekking Poles


2 Responses to “Making a Walking or Hiking Stick”

  1. Patrick Says:

    The other day I lost or rather left behind a walking stick I have for almost 25 years. I friend and I went hiking at a camp we worked at in the 80s. On the way back down I either left it on the trail or in the Camp Store aka the “Trading Post”.

    When I work there the Trading Post was also the lost and found of the camp. Hopefully some kind soul is holding on to it. You can click on the photo at this link;


    to see it. The photo was taken on top of the mountain I hiked up on Wed.

  2. Tim Says:

    I think the PVC walking/Hiking stick is a great idea. Can you think of a better survival kit container?

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