Friday, January 28, 2011

Simple Survival Gear Mods - Sticks for Survival

Nature has many things in abundance that can aid in your survival. One of the most common items you will find in nature is a stick. It is relatively easy to make simple survival gear with just a couple of pieces of lightweight gear that will transform a simple stick into a very useful tool for your survival.

Using a simple frog gig attachment and a length of cordage you can make simple gear for your survival by merely adding a stick. If you happen to use a walking or hiking stick on a regular basis, you won’t even have to hunt for a stick!

Got stick mods?

Staying above the water line!



chinasyndrome said...

RW,it just so happens I do have sticks. I have had two drying out for over a year now. Gonna leave one long as a staff,one shorter more like cane length. Very useful.


Dustin Tarditi said...

"If you find yourself in a survival situation, first thing is to grab a stick" - Bill Marple, Tracker School Instructor [at beginning of block of instruction on "throwing stick"]

Digging, hiking/pacing, throwing, reaching, keeping things away, using as a tracking tool, hitting, propping, etc.

Ken said...

...yep,got em...walkin'stick,snake stick,fire stick,call'em what you will...the name may change,but the stick stays the two right now myself,one short and stout,other a little longer and thinner... they make a fine light sabre,and if properly shaped a blaster too(just ask my boy,anything could be a starwars

Anonymous said...

Great points made, sharp pointed stick was likely one of Man's first tools. Even today in the African Bush, a digging stick is a commonly used implement to get food out of the ground.

I installed a gig head on a collapsible mop handle (has threaded ends, about $6 at a hardware store) for easy to store length.

riverwalker said...

To: chinasyndrome

Got a bunch of sticks myself...just about the handiest thing I've come across.

Thanks China III.


riverwalker said...

To: Dustin

I don't think you could list all the uses for a good stick on one page. The wide variety of tasks that can be accomplished through the use of a stick is almost limitless. Add a good knife and you can survive just about anything.

Thanks Dustin.


riverwalker said...

To: Ken

Lil' RW, my grandson has his favorite stick as well. He calls it a "bear stick" and says if he runs into a mean old bear he will teach him a

Thanks Ken.


riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 12:40

I just put a gig and a couple of screws in a pack...just use my multi tool to put it together.All I have to do is find a decent stick.

A blunt stick (aka, club) works pretty good also. lol

Thanks anon.


Jamie said...

Thats pretty cool. I've thought about preparing a few kits for hiking, camping but i haven't had a chance. I've bookmarked this post to read later on.

riverwalker said...

To: Jamie

Making a good hiking stick or building a survival kit is a great way to teach younger children the basics of survival.

Thanks Jamie.


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