Go for the authentic look. While hiking, pick up any two sticks of equal thickness. Cut the pieces to your size. (Your sticks should reach at least to your chest.) Place a few handfuls of rocks, dirt, and pebbles into a bandanna or old shirt. With one end of the stick, vigorously slide the stick back and forth through the mixture while holding onto the bandanna or shirt. This motion will remove any burrs, bark or dirt, giving the stick a smooth handle.