Let’s Hike Using a Drum Pump as a Walking Stick

The Let’s Hike Blog invites its loyal readers to use a drum pump as a walking stick the next time you hit the trails. Of course a hiker can harvest their own walking stick from the bounty of the forest. But often times these “home made” walking sticks are not of the best quality. But when a hiker uses this particular piece of equipment by contrast it is guaranteed not to bend or break as your average stick found on the woodland floor is apt to do. It is for this reason that this piece of equipment works better than the natural alternative.


All manner of pumps can be used as viable walking sticks as well. They serve this purpose well because they are the right height and can be grasped easily which makes for great hiking. The perfect walking stick stands taller than the height where the hand will hang from the side of the body. It will also provide a sufficient area that can be grasped by said hand. Pumps work especially well in this capacity because they are the exact height required as well as having a sufficient area for hand grasping purposes.

Many people prefer the natural feel of a stick found in the forest. Hiking is a healthy outdoor activity and it stands to reason that people who enjoy hiking would also prefer to use a natural walking stick as more in keeping with the natural aspects of the pass time. Usually, the editorial board of the Let’s Hike Blog would tend to agree with this position, however, once we tried using a pump instead of a natural wood walking stick we were instantly converted. Pumps make for great walking sticks and we invite all of our loyal readers to give it a try.