“The perfect weapon is the one that can be used effectively against a wide range of attacks, is easy and comfortable to wield and, above all, is legal – wherever you live or travel.”
One of the few weapons that meets all these criteria is the walking stick, or cane.” A simple staff can be a very effective long-range defensive tool if you know how to wield it.
Not all staffs are created equal, though. To get the most out of your walking-aid-and-weapon, there are a few things you need to think about.
- Good: Any stout piece of wood that isn’t too long. The problem is, wood is often smooth and slippery, and it can be hard to find a piece of wood that is straight enough and the right size around.
- Better: A metal staff is an improvement. A piece of pipe will do, although it will be heavy. Lightweight alloys are a better choice, but you’re not usually going to find high-tech alloy just lying around outside. That means…
- Best: Plan ahead and get yourself a modern, lightweight alloy staff with textured grip for good traction. I like this one a lot because it’s modular for compact cary and has hidden survival tools inside.
When you’re equipped with a strong, modern, modular staff like this one, you’re basically carrying a full-sized survival weapon in plain site…and almost nobody realizes exactly what you’ve got. That makes it an excellent survival tool AND an excellent weapon, because it’s both covert and multi-functional.
Michael Janich at All4shooters.com guides folks on how to use any everyday walking stick as a realistic system of self defense. You can apply these defense techniques with the heavy duty Survival Staff to amplify their impact.
No man or beast can stand against this powerhouse. Saw, slice, harvest, start a fire, fish, break rocks, and defend yourself — and now we have added the flashlight, shovel, icepick and extension attachments so you can save on the whole system!