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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hiking staffs

Until recently I had an office in Utah and spent a lot of weekends both in the mountains and the desert.

I have found as I have gotten older that my sense of balance isn't what it once was and my quickness to recover has slowed.

Add to that problem that in the desert there is a distinct lack of things like trees to grab onto. (Cactus is not a good alternative)

Most of that time I was alone and I found I was not going places I wanted to go simply because I was a little uncomfortable. It was limiting my enjoyment. I would go to abandoned mining operations but not get into the bowels were I really wanted to be.

As a result I bought some hiking staffs from Cabelas (Lehi was only 15 minutes from where I lived)---and I was like a kid left out for recess

I could and did go about anywhere I wanted without concern.

They have the added bonus of being fully adjustable for length and will collapse small enough to fit in a suitcase.

I now have staffs stashed in the trucks and cars as well as by the door at the cabin--and extras for guests.

Cabelas currently have my favorite on sale.

This year during rifle season I actually used one on a few occasions.

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Re: Hiking staffs

they are really handy going uphill!
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i replaced the screw in the top of the handle with a u shaped tool hanger to make a cheep monopod shooting stick.
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Re: Hiking staffs

Do they offer these with a "V" on the top if you need to shoot with your gun on them like a shooting stick?

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Re: Hiking staffs

I use this one from Cabela's, their Alaskan Guide Hiking Staff. It's on sale now for $20.

I've used it for several years and had no problems with it. I used the "v" top and it works great when hunting with a handgun. In fact, I used it last year in taking a doe during hunting season.


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i like the primos trigger stick, great for hiking and adjust quickly by just pulling the trigger by the handle for one hand operation. also has a wrist strap and so you dont drop it
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Re: Hiking staffs

I've looked at the one Steve has and it is a very nice staff.

I haven't bought one--yet--but might.

I did use mine as a shooting stick this year. Although it does not have the "V" attachment it is rather easy and effective to simply rest the forehand on the cork handle while holding my hand around both the staff and the rifle.

Alas--had I found antlers whilst doing so I might even have a story to tell

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I use this one from Cabela's, their Alaskan Guide Hiking Staff. It's on sale now for $20.

I've used it for several years and had no problems with it. I used the "v" top and it works great when hunting with a handgun. In fact, I used it last year in taking a doe during hunting season.

Thanks Steve and mine will be for a handgun also and sometimes a rifle.

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I cut off the heads of a few golf clubs for walking staff for the wife and I.
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