Walking sticks are a smart idea on the trail. There are a number of outdoor situations in which having the extra support may prevent an injury or fall. They help hikers and backpackers with balance, maneuverability and defense.
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) can be used to create a walking stick that is durable, inexpensive and unique. PVC is a lightweight, strong material which can provide a symmetrical, balanced stick. It comes in clear, white and a limited number of colors. Personal details and decorations can be added to individualize the stick or it can be left unadorned.