28 Nov '11, 6am

#Singapore Survival Gear: Cool equipment that’s essential for every road and jungle warrior.

#Singapore Survival Gear: Cool equipment that’s essential for every road and jungle warrior.

Turns out that the ideal companion to go trekking with in the wilderness may be a hiking stick. It’ll not only help reduce the stress on your knees and back, but also come in handy when you need to defend yourself against wild animals (besides tigers or leopards). According to trekking guide Simon Fryer, here’s what to look for when picking a stick right off the jungle floor: Choose one that’s at least waist high. You’ll need to grab it at waist level to go up and down hills. Also, find a dry stick that’s been around awhile, not a freshly broken one. A dry stick is lighter and easier to carry. Last, lean on it hard to see if the wood is strong enough to hold you. Find one with a flat base, as it provides greater stability than a pointed one.

Full article: http://shopping.insing.com/feature/survival-gear/id-af183f00

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