What we do know is that you should always be prepared.
But not just sort of prepared.
Walk softly and carry a big Zubin Axe, which is a walking stick that’s also an everything-else stick. It hails from Alpharetta, and it’s available online now.
Listen, you may never be in a situation where you need to suddenly turn your walking stick into a slingshot. Then again, you may. And that’s more than enough reason to get this piece of hickory wood that you can attach stainless-steel weaponry to.
The attachments are all sold individually, so only get what you need. If it’s a one-day hike, you’ll probably be fine with just the stick. But if it’s something more involved—like some sort of Appalachian camping scenario or an unexpected battle with a team of rival news reporters—throw all the attachments into your bag.
And yes, those attachments include an axe, a slingshot, a saw, a regular spear and a fishing spear.
Guarantee that’s, like, two more spears than anyone else will have.