Guest supertech Posted October 13, 2001 Share Posted October 13, 2001 Originally posted by LoCache:I have found several good sticks to suit my purpose, and I am quickly getting heavily in to making my own. This thread has been a big help! 1) Thanks to everyone who responded! 2) Special thanks to BOREAL JEFF for the post about beaver sticks! I recently found a handful of them and he was right! They are PERFECT! My turn?? OK - THE BEST walking stick wood is Diamond Willow!!! Problem: It's only found north of the second parallel [orsomething to that effect which means ~ Fairbanks AK] When treated properly there is no better and prettier walking stick! Southern choice is of course Cedar, but can be "too hard" and splinter easy. Going for pine is good, it's light.. But I prefer Crate myrtle which as others have said has had vines on it causing interesting shapes. As for treating it, you should let it dry with the bark on over the winter and then strip the bark and use CWF or marine sealant. Most of what I would say has been said already, I did wonder if anyone was going to tell of some piece he used to attach his GPS to the top. I find that carrying the thing at arm's length is tiring. I myself use a monopod and have considered a hi-tech one as I use a camera a lot. I find PVC to be to flimsey or too gouch! I recently saw a demo of a MIL unit that is an eyepiece worn like glasses with the antenna on the shoulder... but that is for a different topic. Quote Link to comment
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