Whether you are practicing bushcraft or just out camping. A good hiking staff will serve you well. It can add to your stability while walking or hiking and help you avoid putting your feet on something that might bite. Combined with a good machete and you've got the perfect camping combo.
A plain old broom or mop handle with a bicycle handlebar grip stuck on the end makes a great DIY hiking staff. Add a piece of cord for a wrist loop and it's ready to go. All you really need to do is saw the old handle to a comfortable length for ease of use.
I have one with a spiked tip and another with a blunt tip depending upon the type of terrain that I'll be doing my hiking or walking.
These are cheap and simple to make. A hiking staff along with a good machete is a perfect combination for camping or bushcraft.
Staying above the water line!