This is a book about treking Poles:
I had been looking into these collapsible high-tech sticks for some time, but then a simple Manuka-Stick accompanied me on some nice hikes in NZ. When I had to return home I simply couldn't leave it behind, so I checked in the bulky luggage and carried it through Bangkok for a week. Back home I noticed that the lower, thinner part of the stick had bent slightly... too slightly for my taste. Since I love hikes with partial climbing, I made a decision, cut away the lower part, replaced it with a piece of hazelnut from home, gave it a good screw connection from this guy http://www.gramlich-jagdstoecke.de/ and went into my smithy to forge an apting spike. About my height, on the whole a bit shorter and more slender than a Bavarian Mountain-Stick should be, but nice for me.Spent a lot of time with the light little fellow, and even the bumblebees like it (picture from this tour http://forum.multitool.or...msg1343305.html#att284976.Tomcat
............gave it a good screw connection from this guy http://www.gramlich-jagdstoecke.de/ and went into my smithy to forge an apting spike......................
I always liked the looks of the Derby style handles. Which of the Fulton umbrellas do you rate the most? IIRC you had quite the collection at one time and I've had my eye on the Huntsman.
Nice pics guys, I'm probably going to need a cane or a walking stick sometime, since I got my knees smurfed up while moving to my current apartment I have good days and then I have really bad days when I basicly get my knees buckle under me, or the semi ok days when they are so stiff I feel like walking on stilts.So MTO friends, gimme some advice, which kind of stick would be good for me?