Step 1: Materials Needed
Two 1" PVC pipe caps (Home Depot)
Nylon cord for handle (Walmart)
Rubber bumper (Hardware Store)
Screw and nut for the rubber bumper.
Optional paint for the pole.
Step 2: Hiking tip on end
Step 3: The Handle
Slip a loop of cord for the lanyard in the same hole. Tie a knot at the end to adjust the lanyard length.
Step 4: Camera Mount
Step 5: Cap for camera mount
Step 6: Other ideas
You can adjust the length by cutting the PVC to suit your needs.
The pole weighs about 2 pounds but is strong enough for defense against 4 and 2 legged foes. The commercial pole just don't have the whacking power. This pole won't break!
You can also paint your pole. Mine was black because it was used from a previous project.
The pole also acts as a Steadicam if you hold the pole just under the area with the cord wrap. Weight can be added at the bottom for balance.
I found that C cell batteries just inside the pipe. This could lead to another idea of adding a built in LED flashlight for night hiking.