Saturday, November 19, 2011

DIY Survival Gear - Hiking Sticks for Survival - Storage on a Stick

Here’s a quick and simple way to add storage for your survival gear on your hiking stick. It’s a cheap and easy way to add storage to your stick that also makes a great survival project for the kids. Here’s a breakdown of the tools and other items you will need.

Items Needed:

1. A hiking stick - This is a vital component for the project.

2. A small container - This should be of a diameter that is similar to your stick.

3. A screwdriver - Depending upon the type of screw you can scrounge up, you will need either a Philips head or a blade type screwdriver.

4. A hole starter - This can be a nail, an ice pick, etc.

5. A small screw with an appropriate size washer for it.

6. Gorilla glue or something similar - This is optional if you want to make your storage on a stick a little more secure.

7. Contents for your Stick Storage.

Assembling your storage on a stick:

1. Remove the cap and punch or drill a small hole in the cap of your storage container.

2. Make a small starter hole in your hiking stick for the screw.

3. Fasten the cap in an inverted position on the end of your hiking stick using the screw and washer. Add glue for a more secure or permanent attachment.

4. Assemble your survival gear in your plastic storage container and screw onto cap which has been fastened to the end of your stick.

A clear storage container makes it easy to see the contents. A small knife, a whistle and a small LED flashlight fit easily into the container with room for a couple of band-aids, a firestarter and water purification tablets. A few cotton balls would also help with the rattle factor. Most any type of container will work in this manner.

Got storage on a stick?

Staying above the water line!



millenniumfly said...

Neat idea. This is the kind of thing I never think of. Thanks.

riverwalker said...

To: milleniumfly

This was originally a way to add some storage to a small hiking stick for my grandson. Lacking an extra pouch to strap on the stick, I merely substituted a small container on the top of the stick.

I've got a couple of old flashlights with metal cases and plan on working to use them to make a metal storage case for one of my hiking sticks with some simple modification.

In a pinch, I normally just try to figure out a way to use what;s available.



Anonymous said...

I 2nd millenimfly, - good idea! I vave a bunch of prescription bottles, which are orange in color so is easy to see.

Ken said...,and yet another reason why your on my 'hero list'...when the balloon goes up i want to be on your team...

...seriously tho,great idea RW,thanx to your tips,my son and i have the coolest 'snake sticks'...

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 9:00

I'm looking at using an old flashlight tube to make a storage container for a stick as well. This would be more durable and could also double as a handle as well.

Will update everyone on my progress.

Thanks anon.


riverwalker said...

To: Ken

You don't fool me for a've probably got a few tricks up your survival sleeve as well.

If you need to, you can always head my way or call me and I'll come get you if the SHTF!

Now if I had the patent on a stick...

Thanks Ken.


Diamondback said...

I own Diamondback Walking sticks and I have done this for about 8 years. The only difference is that the storage for the survival kit and a complete survival kit are in the stick. I also have options for adding a blowgun, sword, six shot mini darts, or 5 round 45/410 rifle. I can't tell you how handy they are. Great idea.

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