Sunday, March 17, 2013

Win a Traveler's Walking Stick!

‘Tis the season when both new and veteran hikers are checking their equipment and waiting with anticipation for the new hiking season to begin. would like to help by giving away a Traveler's Walking Stick to one lucky blog reader.

The Traveler's Walking Sticks  (valued at $68.00) are a quality made, attractive turned wood and very stable.  It had the added feature of breaking down into three equal pieces for ease of packing and travelling. This Walking Stick is a joy to own and loved by all who have one.


As with anything there are a few rules and other stuff that you have to do to be eligible to be the lucky one, so take a moment to read the following and then send us your story.

Rules and other Stuff to know:

Contest runs from March 15, 2013 until midnight (MST) April 15, 2013
Send us the story of your most memorable hiking experience in less than 1,000 words, include a picture or two if you like and make certain you have sent it off to before the deadline of April 15, 2013.
You must be over the age of majority in the Province or State you reside and include your full name, address, phone number(s) and e-mail with your entry. will draw the winning entry on April 16, 2013 and contact the winner. reserves the right to publish any of the stories received, but will however not include any individuals contact information for your privacy. All entries become the property of  The prize is one Traveler's Walking Stick and does not include shipping charges should the recipient want the item shipped.  Shipping charges are the full responsibility of the winner; will help to facilitate shipping if requested. Winner has 30 days from the date of contact to pick-up or arrange for shipping the Traveler's Walking Stick.  The prize cannot be exchanged for another product and has no cash value. Odds of winning are dependent upon number of entries received.  Only one entry per household please.

Friday, March 15, 2013

What is your First Aid Kit Missing?

What is your First Aid Kit Missing?

Many things come to mind when stocking our home emergency medical kit, one item consistently fails to make it – A Cane or Walking Stick!

 Most often when we think of using a walking cane or stick, we tend to think of it as an last resort aid that people  are forced use on a permanent basis.  This assumption has made us fail to even consider why this should be a staple part of your Kit!

Using a walking cane or stick for periods of time during the healing process of a sports injury be it muscle, tendon or breaks of the leg, knee, ankle, foot.  Back injuries will also benefit from the extra support a cane or walking stick provides.

The extra support that you are providing the injured area will result in your being less likely to re-injure, provide additional pain relief and even shorten the overall healing process by.

Giving your body the added reinforcement it needs for weight bearing and balance during this time will help protect any vulnerable areas when needed most.

Of course this doesn't mean that everyone in the family should be fitted for a cane, a simple adjustable cane that can be readjusted in length for the person needing it for a short period of time can be just the ticket.

Worried about where to keep that cane?  You can always look for a folding adjustable cane or walking stick that can easily pack away when not in use.

The folding adjustable cane or walking sticks also a fantastic item to toss into your suitcase when traveling.  Often times when we are traveling, we are walking more as well as walking on different types of terrain that could affect our balance.

Carrying a folding adjustable cane or walking stick will provide the extra stability and support to compensate any fatigue we may be feeling.

And if not for you – how about for visiting family and friends?  Whether visits are occasionally or frequently, offering your guests a little extra support and safety during their visit when needed will certainly make you the host with the most!

Of course when ever you use a walking cane or stick, it is important to make certain that it is sized correctly for you and that you are using it properly to avoid any cane related injuries.

For further information on the proper length for your can as well as how to walk with a cane please click here.  (will embed links as well as pictures of adjustable and folding adjustable canes and walking sticks that link back to page

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