Originally Posted by TiredFeet
If you can find bamboo in your area, you can easily make a walking staff from bamboo. You need to find a section long enough (easy) and the right diameter (again pretty easy).
Sand down the joins between sections. Make a hand grip using Amsteel - gray so that the dye doesn't dye your hand. Just wrap.
Makes a great walking staff.
+1 all i used until about a month ago.i now use two poles.strength of bamboo for the weight is amazing.any hardware store has rubber kitchen chair things that go on the end of the legs to keep you from scratching the floor,a drop of crazy glue so it wont come off and you have a very nice staff.make it a little longer than you are tall and when your hiking the natural mechanics will knock down spider webs before you do it with your face.thats what i miss the most since going to poles, but i did it for speader bars for my bridge hammock.if i couldnt find bamboo my next choice would be a hickory sapling.