Trying to find a place to rest on the trail can be a challenge; especially when the woods are wet.
Carrying a camp chair in your pack seems like an unnecessary luxury, however, if the hiking stick you were planning on carrying anyway could serve as a lounge chair, you just might want to indulge.
This Instructable describes the steps for making a convertible walking stick with an accessory seat. At a height of 6 feet when fully assembled, the walking stick is really more of a Hiking Staff however, the 3 piece design makes it easy to transport and allows it to convert into a seat.
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- Staff-top provision for an illuminating torch
Step 1: Staff Size
(3) 1” diameter hard wood dowels (each 2 feet in length). I used oak for this project.
A grip near the top of a taller staff allows it to extend well downhill while the body remains upright during a descent.
The only negative I have found with a Hiking Staff is the inevitable accusation of sheep herding or the resemblance to Moses (which happens despite the lack of beard credentials) .