Introduction: Survival Walking Stick

Survival Walking Stick Parts List:

1. 1.5"x58-60" Solid Wood Pole or Unfinished Walking Stick (I bought a 5' length of 1.5" Pine Rod from Home Depot, sold by the foot)
2. 2-3 D-cell Maglight (preferably used and then send to a local repair center to get the O-rings replaced)
3. 20mm Diameter Compass
4. 20mm Thermometer
5. Paracord
6. 1 1/8" (28mm) Alpine Spike (also known as Metal Spike Ferrule)
7. Alpine Spike Rubber Tip
8. Zinc Coupler for Walking Cane
9. 1.25" Round Flat Mirror
10. Devcon 2 Ton Epoxy (30minute)
11. Survival Kit (fishing line, hooks, weights, bandaids, strike anywhere matches, kindling, magnesium stick, striker, etc)
12. 1.25"x10" Section of Bamboo with 1 Joint in it or clear Fuji Film canister
13. Peel and stick ruler for fishing rod

Tools Required:

1. Hand Saw
2. Hammer
3. Drill Press or Hand Drill
4. Vise
5. Tape Measure
6. Drill Bits (1/4, 3/16, 5/16 long shank, 7/16, 3/4)
7. Sandpaper (50 grit and 320 grit)
8. Wood Finish (I used Urethane)
9. Black Matte or Olive Drab Matte Spray Paint (optional)

Accessories for Walking Stick:

1. Fish Spear (1/4"x8" 303 Stainless Steel Rod, Spearfishing Spear Tip with 2 blades, 1/4-20 and 6mm x 0.75 Dies)
2. Snake Hook (1/4"x12" Steel Rod, 1/4-20 Die)
3. Drag/Grabbing Hook (1/4"x2 5/8" Eye Bolt)

Step 1:

Take your Maglight and remove the battery cap and rubber switch button cap. Take an allen wrench just small enough to fit inside the hole in the switch and you will find a screw at the bottom of it, unscrew it, depress the button, and slide the whole switch assembly out through the bottom of the flash light. It may require you to unscrew the head of the flash light and use a rod to push the assembly out. Next take your flash light body and cut it off right below the button. This is going to be your water proof container for your survival kit. Take off the battery cap and remove the spring and spare bulb. You should see a small circle in the exact center of the cap on the inside. Take your center punch and make a mark in the middle of that circle. Take a 3/16" drill bit and drill a hole in the cap, then take a 3/4" drill bit and drill out that hole again. I actually used a 3/4" paddle bit in my drill press and did it slowly but only use that as a last resort.

Step 2:

Measure 1.25"-1.5" down from the top of your stick and tape it off, this is to mark where you are going to epoxy on your container. Begin sanding it down evenly with the 50 grit sand paper until the container fits snuggly over it. Next take a 5/16" long shank drill bit and drill a hole lengthwise 7" into the stick, making sure to pull it out every few inches to clean off the bit so that you don't create too much friction and catch your stick on fire (only do this if you plan to make the fish spear.)

Step 3:

Measure down 1"-2" from where the bottom of the container will be and

make a mark, then measure down about 6"-7" below that and make another mark, if you want your grip to be longer then measure a bit more and make your mark there. This is to show where you will wrap the paracord for your handle grip. If you want you can take your 50 grit sandpaper and sand it down a little between the 2 marks to make a little shelf to keep your paracord grip from slipping down later on. If you are a shorter person you can cut the pole length down until the position is comfortable for you. Measure down about 2 inches below the bottom of the grip and make a mark. Take your 3/4" drill bit and drill a hole just deep enough to sink the thermometer flush on all sides.

Step 4:

From the bottom of your stick measure up about 4" and make a mark. Next

cut that 4" section off. Take a 7/16" drill bit and drill a 1" deep hole into the center of your stick on the bottom and on one end of the 4" section you cut off. Next taper the other end of the 4" section until the Alpine Spike fits snuggly over it.

Step 5:

Take your 320 grit sandpaper and sand down all the wood pieces until
they are smooth with no splinters. Next take your wood finish and apply it all the pieces of wood. While that is drying you can sand down your container to remove all the texturing and also sand down where you cut it off and taper it so that you have a smooth transition between it and the walking stick, then spray paint it. After the wood finish dries you can apply another coat of wood finish if you want. On mine I used 2 different wood stains (red oak and colonial maple) and did it as a two tone camo finish, you can do this as well if you want but keep in mind it took me 5-6 hours to tape off the stick, lay out the design and then cut out the design plus stain it. On the wood finish I would recommend doing 3 coats and do it according to the instructions on the label.

Step 6:

Once all coats of the wood finish are completely cured you can begin to

assemble all the parts. Take your container and measure 3/4" from where you cut it and drill 3 holes equally spaced out around the container to place small nails or screws, make sure the holes are just big enough to put the screws or nails through. Remove the cap from your container. Measure out a small amount of epoxy and mix it up thoroughly, then spread it around the sanded area that the container fits over. You may want to take the 50 grit sandpaper and rough up the inside of the container and the section on the walking stick to give it a firmer grip. Another trick is to take a 1/4" drill bit and drill a few holes about 1/4" deep to make some pockets for the epoxy, this is optional of course. After you apply the epoxy, slip the container back over the walking stick with a slight twisting action and hold it firmly in place for a few minutes. Take your mixing stick from the epoxy and use it to spread the epoxy around the joint and to remove any excess epoxy. Give the epoxy another few minutes to set up before hammering in your nails or screws. Be sure the nails or screws you use are not longer than 1/2" or they will protrude into the hole for the fish spear and you will not be able to put the spear into the hole. Set it some place where it won't get knocked around or fall to allow the epoxy to finish setting up. This should take a few hours to set up.

Step 7:

While the epoxy is finishing setting up, take the 4" section and apply

some epoxy to it and attach the Alpine Spike. Once again you can rough up the area where it will be epoxied to and the inside of the cone with the 50 grit sandpaper. After you place them together press them together firmly and hold it for a few minutes, then take your mixing stick and remove any excess epoxy and smooth out the epoxy around the joint. Let it set up for a few more minutes and then hammer in the supplied nails. If they protrude into the 7/16" hole you drilled then you can use a file after it cures to trim them down. Set that some place to allow the epoxy to finish setting up. This should take a few hours to set up. If you want to get rid of the shiny finish you can rough up the whole surface and spray paint it.

Step 8:

After the epoxy sets up for a few hours on both pieces take the coupler
apart and set the screw to the side, make sure not to lose it. Mix up a little more epoxy and place some in the 5/16" holes on the stick and the 4" section, then apply some epoxy onto the outside of the couplers. Place each one in the hole and tap them into it with a hammer, make sure they are flush with the wood. Wipe off the excess epoxy and place those to the side to allow them to set up.

Step 9:

Take the cap from the container and make sure the compass fits snuggly
into the hole. Mix up a small bit of epoxy and apply it to the outside edge of the compass and to the inside of the hole, then place the compass in the hole and make sure the compass sits flush into the cap. Allow it to set up for about 5 minutes and check it to make sure it hasn't moved. Mix up some more epoxy and apply it to the inside of the cap until the the whole backside of the compass is covered and it's nice and flat. Allow that about 5 hours to set up and firm up. Cut a piece of 1" dowel about 3/8"-1/2" long which is just long enough for the dowel to be flush with the inner lip on the cap, then mix up some more epoxy and place it on the inside of the cap on top of the other epoxy and place the dowel into the hole with a slight twisting action. Next apply some more epoxy to the dowel and a little to the inner lip of the cap and place the mirror into the cap and gently press down and twist it. Place it somewhere safe and allow it to fully cure. You can use the mirror as a signal mirror.

Step 10:

Now grab the stick and mix up a little bit of epoxy and apply it to the

inside of the hole for the thermometer and to the bottom and edge of the thermometer, then firmly place the thermometer into the hole and position it until its sitting the right way. Wipe off the excess epoxy and allow it about an hour to set up. After that you can then wrap your handle with the paracord. You can also start from the bottom so that you can take the excess and make a wrist strap at the top. As you can see with mine I made a seperate wirst strap using 14' 5" with a 13" loop that slips on and used the cobra stitch for the strap and I also wrapped about another 50ft of paracord below the thermometer and stopped just above the fishing rod ruler. After you are done set that to the side and allow the epoxy to cure. Here is a link on different ways of making a grip with paracord.

Step 11:

Take the foot section and insert the screw into the coupling. You can

apply some red locktite onto that section of the screw before screwing it all the way down. Now you can screw the foot onto the bottom of your walking stick. If you have any gaps you can sand down where you need to so that you can make it flush or find a 1.5" collar and epoxy it half way to the foot section so that it will hide the gap. If you choose to do that I would suggest roughing up the finish and spray painting it so that it isn't so shiny.

Step 12:

Now take a tape measure and measure from the bottom of the rubber foot

up to the top of the taper. Take your fishing rod ruler and starting with the beginning of the ruler cut off at the same measurement and throw that section out, then peel off the backing and apply the rest of your ruler lengthwise starting at the taper and make sure not to stretch it or your measurements will be off. If you wish to start the ruler from the top of the cone on the spike you can do that, just make sure to measure to there and cut your ruler with the new measurement. Double check your measurement with your tape measure to make sure you didn't stretch the fishing rod ruler.

Step 13:

(This step is only if you are using the fish spear, if not you can skip

this step or just use a Fuji Film clear canister and fits perfectly inside the D-cell mag tube) Now take the bamboo and make sure it fits snug into the container. If it doesn't fit be sure and sand it down until it does fit. Place the fish spear into the hole and then measure from the bottom of the container to the top of the fish spear to see how far it sticks up out of the hole and then add 1/4". Use that measurement to measure from the joint of the bamboo piece and make a mark, then cut it right there. Next part is where it gets tricky. Measure from the bottom of the container on the inside to the bottom of the threads and then subtract 1/2", then use that measurement to make a mark on the other end of the bamboo measuring from your last cut, then cut off that section. You can make a cap from a piece of foam or if you are crafty enough you can make one from a 1.25" wooden dowel and make it fit tight into bamboo and still have an overlapping cap. The capped section is where you place your survival kit. Now you can slide it into the container and screw down the cap. If the cap doesn't screw down all the way you can sand down the bamboo or the cap on the bamboo until you get the cap to screw down but you don't want to have it fit really tight or you risk the epoxy separating from the container and allow water and moisture to leak into the container. I suggest making it fit snug and then sanding it down just a little more to where it rattles slightly. For my survival kit I have some matches, bandaids, fish hooks, fish sinkers, and dryer lint in the film canister and in the rest of the tube I have the grab hook, fish spear, couple of razor knives, fishing line, and fire steel. All of it fits securely into the tube. And now you are done and have a survival walking stick!!

Step 14: Fish Spear

Clamp the 303 stainless steel rod into a good vise. Measure down 1"

from each end and make a mark, this is where your threads are going to stop. On one end thread the rod with the 1/4-20 die and on the other end thread it with the 6mm x 0.75 die, stopping when you get to the 1" mark. Make sure to use some cutting fluid to keep it from seizing up and making the cuts smoother and also backing it all the way off about every 1/4" to clean out the die. Now take your spearfishing spear tip and screw it onto the 6mm x 0.75 end and you can apply some red locktite to this as well if you prefer since you will most likely be grabbing it to unscrew it from your walking stick. Now you are ready to screw it into the end of your walking stick.

Step 15: Snake Hook

Clamp 2" of the 1/4"x12" rod into the vise. Now grab it and bend it 90

degrees. Next, measure 4" from the bend and make a mark; this is where the center of the U-shaped bend of your hook will be. Unclamp it from the vise and clamp in a 4" diameter pipe. Place your center mark at the top of the pipe and bend your U-shape into the hook. Now unclamp the pipe and place your hook back into the vise so that you can thread the end of it. Measure down 1" and make a mark, this is where your threads are going to stop. Now start threading the end with the 1/4-20 die until it reaches the 1" mark, making sure to completely back it all the way off every 1/4" to clean out the die. Be sure and use cutting fluid to keep it from seizing up and making the cuts smoother. If you wish you can grind down the end of the hook at about a 30 degree angle to allow it to slip under the snake easier. And now you have a snake hook that you can screw into the end of your walking stick. I do not encourage handling any snake unless you know what you are doing and know exactly what snake species you are dealing with and know if it's poisonous or not. If you know what you are doing you can use your snake hook to pick up a snake and also to pin down the head of the snake in order to pick it up with your hands or to cut off its head so that you can clean it and eat it.

Step 16: Grab/Drag Hook

Clamp the 1/4"x2 5/8" eyelet into the vise. Find where the end of the

eyelet is and make a mark about 3/8" from the end and cut it off right there. Now you have a hook that you can use to drag something, hook onto something you can't reach like when you are running rope over a branch that is too tall to reach by yourself or a branch for a snare or grabbing something out of the river so that you don't have to get your shoes and socks wet.

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jmcdonald23 (author)2014-09-20

If you like my instructable please share it and be sure to vote on me.

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amadawn (author)2014-09-22

I'm not sure destroying a maglight is the cheapest way to water proof the end of such a gadget but I still give this ible two thumbs up because it's well explained and detailed enough that you can replace components where appropriate.

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I will say if you have the time to fetch your snake hook out of your backback and go swapping screw on attached components out then unless you are a professional herpetologist you are doing it wrong. What you _should_ be doing is leaving the blasted snake the hell alone and getting out of it's way. 0.0!</my2c>

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jmcdonald23 (author)amadawn2017-02-17

If you have an old one lying around that dont work you can use it or do what I did and find one in a garage sale fora xouple of bucks

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Phaero (author)amadawn2014-10-03

I've been handling my snake all my life and have never once thought of making a snake hook for it.

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jmcdonald23 (author)amadawn2014-09-22

Many of us aint professional herpetologists but we did grow up with snakes and grew up catching snakes so we do know how to handle them, lol. Rattlesnakes dont scare me and I have killed a few on my property before and used my snake tongs to grab them without hesitating. To me its nothing to capture a snake, its like second nature to me. I, as well as many others, can identify a snake within the first 2 seconds of spotting it. That being said, if you are reading this Instructable and dont know how to handle snakes properly or even how to identify them then I would highly suggest not even worrying about building the snake hook and if you see a snake just walk the other direction or use the walking stick to push the snake out of the way to get away from it.

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amadawn (author)jmcdonald232014-09-23

I was using an extreme example to underscore the potential gravity of the situation because "If you don't know how to handle snakes properly." Can be a little ambiguous.

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CrayfishYAY (author)2014-12-23

You need more pics for Step 6. I don't know how/where to drill the holes or why. Also, where do you get that flashlight from to make the container? What brand is the flashlight?

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jmcdonald23 (author)CrayfishYAY2017-02-17

Its a Maglight and the holes you drill you measure up from the bottom of the container. I didnt do the screws on mine but its just for reinforcement.

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Alden Tortem (author)2017-02-17

Nice! Something for us - really cool stuff

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jmcdonald23 (author)Alden Tortem2017-02-17

Thanks

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SMOKINACE99 (author)2014-12-17

Just what I thought while reading this; you could drill another hole down the length of the stick and include 2-3 darts to make a blowgun as well

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Erchan (author)2014-09-26

add electric shock :)

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M2aestro (author)2014-09-25

I try always to carry a pocket knife; usually my old, non-locking Gerber multi-tool type, but sometimes carry an older pocket knife, such as a gentleman's rather flat stainless steel model that my grandfather brought me from Sweden about 1955, or a very small (30mm long blade) locking Gerber, one of my Parker Edwards forged - folded carbon steel blade pocket knives, one locking, or another made by Parker Edwards and etched for American Eagle brand that has a short razor blade shape and a one-hand opening notch. Have carried a pocket knife for 63 years, plan to continue to do so, but am glad for the heads-up on the silly UK laws, in case I travel there again. I recall that I was not able to carry pocket knife onto the plain, anyway.

Occurs to me that anybody determined to carry a sharp tool should have no trouble doing so, and that British legal outlook not withstanding, would not deter those inclined toward mischief or mayhem.

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jmedlock (author)2014-09-23

Very nice. I will hopefully get a chance to build a version of this very soon. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring us all!

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jmcdonald23 (author)jmedlock2014-09-23

Glad to help inspire you as well as others

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kidharris (author)2014-09-22

2 questions. How much does it weigh? Does it rattle?

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jmcdonald23 (author)kidharris2014-09-22

Weighs less than 3lbs

It does rattle just a little but you can eliminate that by sliding a piece of paper rolled around the inside to act as a cushion lining or pack some extra cotton around everything to prevent it from moving around and rattling.

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deadsystem (author)2014-09-22

this is awesome. i was looking for a way to add a comtainer to my walking stick and you seem to have solved it for me. thanks bunches

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jmcdonald23 (author)deadsystem2014-09-22

Glad to have helped!!!

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deadsystem (author)jmcdonald232014-09-22

also got my vote in the hunter gather contest

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jmcdonald23 (author)deadsystem2014-09-22

Thanks so much!!!! I really appreciate it!!

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wdsims63 (author)2014-09-22

This is nice, and it gives me something to do with my extra D-cell Maglites I have laying around. (seriously, they're just gathering dust now.)

It seems to me like you could have used the space in the survival section better though. Did you think about making long, thin 'packets' of survival items to slide down the tube and go around the fish spear? I would want to use all the available space.

Is it easier to get an eyelet and cut it or just buy a threaded hook to begin with? Any reason you chose to cut the eyelet to make the hook?

You didn't mention it (or I missed it), but I'm assuming that the snake hook doesn't store inside of the walking stick.

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jmcdonald23 (author)wdsims632014-09-22

The Maglite I used was an extra one I had lying around, not to mention it was the old incandescent style and I use LED Maglites now.

Everything actually fits around the spear except the film canister. I'm sure I might be able to squeeze a couple more small things in there but its already pretty packed.

I chose to use the eyelet and cut it because the hooks are too wide and dont fit very well inside the tube, if they even fit at all, plus you can make the hook hold better with this method due to the fact that it encompasses what you are hooking. That was my reasoning for it.

Yes unfortunately the snake hook doesnt fit inside the walking stick but I keep it in my EDC I carry in the back of my Jeep that I drive everyday to work in. Theres always a good chance of snakes where I live and I don't always have my snake tongs with me or my other snake hooks.

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gstephens1 (author)2014-09-22

I love this concept. My walking stick is a beautiful crooked piece of English Walnut. I left most of the bark and soaked it in a linseed oil mixture. I only whittled out a place to grip it, which now has a leather wrap to help with the grip. I love the stick and I don't want to cut it up like your 'ible, but you have inspired me to make a pouch that can attach to the stick that will contain survival tools.

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jmcdonald23 (author)gstephens12014-09-22

Thanks!! Would love to see what you come up with!! My main goal in this build was to give people ideas and inspiration, get them thinking outside the box of the standard walking stick. By all means build the exact same one I have or use this one as ideas for your own unique build. I love seeing what people come up with!! The unique builds and such really show what this world is capable of doing, thinking outside the box, breaking the mold, and doing things that suit them better than what they can get off the shelf.

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nliwilson (author)2014-09-21

great Instructable and clever thinking but British readers please keep in mind that if the police find you carrying it in the street you will be arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and the CPS are (pre)determined to prosecute anyone with *any* kind of knife at the moment.

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Kevanf1 (author)nliwilson2014-09-21

Agreed. I too am in the UK and I always used to have a pocket knife with me. It was sheathed on my belt with a chain attaching it to the belt too. I got so paranoid that I was going to be stopped by the police that I have now had to stop wearing it :( This is truly a fantastic 'ible' and I may make one but using all bamboo. I'd use mine when I went fishing as a just in case I forgot something and as a wading pole. With another attachment I could also use it as the pole for a landing net :)

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nliwilson (author)Kevanf12014-09-21

I can understand you not wanting to carry a knife anymore. I still do because I refuse to feel criminalised for coming from a long line of practical people who've always carried carry-legal knives within the law because we go outside and do stuff!

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ianheavy (author)nliwilson2014-09-22

I feel exactly the same, I have a knife with a locking blade, I use wood in my woodburning stove and when cutting up dead branches I don't fancy an ordinary penknife snapping shut on my fingers.

I also sail, and I can open the blade with one hand, should I have an accident and get an arm caught in the running rigging. This I could not do with a conventional penknife.

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Kevanf1 (author)ianheavy2014-09-22

It's a similar reason that I have a K-Bar when I go sea fishing. I want a good, solid knife that I can absolutely rely on. There are still anglers around the coasts of the UK who catch weaver fish. If one of the spines on these fish punctures the skin it can be fatal. I'm over 50 yrs old so certainly in the age bracket where the sort of poison from a weaver could go round my bloody stream, enter the heart and it would be all over. Yes, it sounds very dramatic but it's true. It's rare to catch a weaver but I have been on a boat when somebody pulled one in. The guy did not know what it was and was about to just grab it with his bare hand..... Thankfully my mate knew what it was and sliced through the line letting it drop back in the water. It's where a good knife can save your life.

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Kevanf1 (author)nliwilson2014-09-22

Actually, I realised that I do still carry a concealed blade :O I have two of those credit card style survival tools. Not really much of a survival tool but very useful. Part of it is a near razor sharp (I sharpened it) blade of about 2 inches in length. One of these days I will be tapped on the shoulder when I go sea fishing. I take and use a genuine US K-Bar marine knife. It's a tool and I use it as such and am prepared to stand up in court about that one :)

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nliwilson (author)Kevanf12014-09-22

oddly enough you should be able to get away with the K-Bar because if you're going sea fishing you have "good reason" for doing so. As ridiculous as it may seem you're far more likely to be prosecuted for the servival card as, if it's one of the ToolLogic or Victorinox ones it contains a fixed blade knife, albeit a small one and if it's one of the Ian Sinclair ones it folds in to a "locked" blade. I know this because I'm actually a fan of the credit card knife form factor, I think it drives originality.

Now you could argue that any survival knife, tool, or kit is carried for "good reason" because it's intended for unpredictable, unexpected emergencies but do remember that here in the UK judges have the legal authority to be dicks if they want to.

At this point our American freands are reading what I've said about knife law over here and are wondering what the hell is wrong with us as a nation! ;)

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Kevanf1 (author)nliwilson2014-09-22

It is indeed a Victorinox model :) I also have a lovely Victorinox folding knife. I daren't carry it with me anymore as it has a locking blade. Now, on this subject of locking blades which are in fact illegal here in the UK... Anybody who has a Leatherman or Gerber multi tool (I have a Fisherman model) and carries in public is breaking the law. These multi tools all have a fixed blade. Which is in my opinion just stupid (that fact they are deemed illegal for having a fixed and locking blade).

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jmcdonald23 (author)Kevanf12014-09-21

Thats an awesome idea to add a landing net!! The possibilities for attachments is almost endless because all you need to have is an end with 1/4-20 threads on it to screw into the stick.

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jmcdonald23 (author)nliwilson2014-09-21

Just be sure that when you make one you do abide by all your local laws. If there is an item or two that is considered illegal be sure and leave it out or substitute it with another survival item that fits your needs.

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nliwilson (author)jmcdonald232014-09-21

I really don't want to detract from this Instructable because I like it a lot and it really has inspired me but the spearpoint under the feral will be classed as a conseald weapon if carried in the street. Under normal circumstances you may be able to talk your way out of prosecution or at least down to a Police Caution but with blades concealed in the stick the Crown Procicution Service *will* prosecute, such is the level of paranoia over knives in the UK right now.

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847MicRoss (author)nliwilson2014-09-22

Quick advice for anyone questioning the legality of carrying this where you live.

Bad idea = carrying it in the city = ticket

Good idea = carrying it in the woods/forest preserve = walk right by

Or just make a cane version.

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nliwilson (author)847MicRoss2014-09-22

got to say I'm inspired by this Instructable to make a similar cane. I said earlier I didn't want to detract from this Instructable because it's a good one.

I'm gathering the bits to do something similar, if a little simpler. :)

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jmcdonald23 (author)nliwilson2014-09-21

Just make sure you know all your local laws before you build anything. That fish spear has two prongs that swing out to keep the fish on there. I can see how it is considered a weapon so you can always omit that when you make your walking stick. Down here in the states its not illegal which allowed me to include it in mine.

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susieq1984 (author)2014-09-21

I love this! I walk trails alone and this would be great. For snakes, or creepers or whatever! I am going to try and put one together. Thanks for sharing this.

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jmcdonald23 (author)susieq19842014-09-22

Awesome!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

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jreauclaire (author)2014-09-21

Great instructable! One comment, however, baffled me. You have all the skills to build this survival stick, so why would you need to send out a maglite and pay someone to have the o rings replaced?

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jmcdonald23 (author)jreauclaire2014-09-21

It doesn't cost anything to get a maglite repaired, its got a lifetime warranty.

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wobbler (author)2014-09-21

Nice Instructable, but why do you need 2 tons of epoxy? Doesn't that make the walking stick a trifle heavy?

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jmcdonald23 (author)wobbler2014-09-21

Devcon 2 ton is the brand of epoxy, it comes in a double syringe that you can get from the local hardware store. Loctite epoxy also works well.

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wobbler (author)jmcdonald232014-09-21

You want to be careful with that Devcon 2- the last time it was used was in the Cuban Missile Crisis and look where that nearly got us.

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oldskoololdtimer (author)2014-09-21

love the stick.im always in the woods but carry a carved stick ,got to make this one .thanks for the idea.

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Thanks, cant wait to see what you come up with.

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diy_bloke (author)2014-09-21

I can be a little dense, so just let me run this by you.
The fishspear goes into the wood below the maglite?
The blades, the eye ring bolt, the fishline and the firestarter go in the maglite?
The cannister goes on top of that and yr compass goes on top of that again?
where do you leave the snake hook?
Anyway... nice design. start to regret that i live in a highly urbanized area and that the little nature we have will find you a pub within 2 hrs walking in any direction :-)

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jmcdonald23 (author)diy_bloke2014-09-21

The snake hook wont fit into the walking stick but can go in your backpack with the rest of your gear. Its an optional add on that you dont have to do. Down here where I live there is always a good chance of finding a snake.

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