Walking stick is an essential part of every hiker and trekker gear and should be in your backpack whenever you are hitting the trail. Ideal for rambling or mountaineering, these are particularly useful on steep hills and over rough terrain: helping to maintain balance on slippery or uneven surfaces, and reducing the impact on legs, knees, ankles and feet when going downhill. Meanwhile on a flat ground trekking poles can help to sustain a steady rhythm, significantly increasing the average speed. And not only that. These are great to push away most of road obstacles like bushes or spider webs and help to defend against attacks from wildlife; can give you information about the surfaces you are about to get on (think puddles, melting snow bridges or quicksand), and are ideal when pitching a shelter. Available at Military 1st is a selection of top quality and extremely durable walking sticks and accessories from such well-known manufacturers and outdoor equipment specialists as Highlander. So no matter if you are planning a short weekend walk around the UK countryside or travelling abroad for trekking adventure make sure to visit our online store first.