http://www.pssurvival.com/PS/Primitive_Skills/Wilderness_Walking_Staff_2004.pdf A very creative and resourceful project however it bogs the usefulness of a hiking stick down with its added weight. Much of the supplies or tools would be better off in a day pack where it could be carried with the back instead of tiring an arm.
earth-song: Extinct For 80 Years: Giant Walking Stick Rediscovered Two Australian scientists, David Priddel and Nicholas Carlile have rediscovered Dryococelus australis, a giant walking stick, found on “Ball’s Pyramid.” It was thought to have died out. [read more]
'Leaf insects' (a lineage of tropical walking sticks). These remarkable Phasmida are found in rainforest canopes of tropical Asia. Included in this group are many newly described specimens from the Philippines. The others are from New Guinea and the Seychelles.