Joined: 14 May 2007
Location: Gallatin, TN
Real Name: Jason W. Gatliff
|Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 11:36 pm Post subject: Walking Stick Scale
|A person can turn their walking stick into a surprisingly accurate field expedient scale. Here's how it's done: In the comfort of your own home take your wooden walking stick that has seasoned at least 6 months and lay it flat on a table with just the tip hanging over the edge. Tie a string to the tip and on the other end of the string a known weight, let's say for starters one pound. Place your index finger flat on the table parallel with and touching the edge of the table. Put the weighted tip of walking stick that is laying on the table on top of your finger at a 90 degree angle. Your index finger is now a fulcrum. With your free hand slowly push the walking stick so the weighted tip gradually gets farther and farther away from the table and your finger/fulcrum. Eventually the other end of the walking stick will slowly rise from the table. At that precise moment your index finger is the balancing point. Make a mark directly above your index finger on the walking stick. Continue this procedure with other known weights. When you're out in the bush and need to weigh that trophy trout or some other object. Simply tie the fish to a string and attach the string to the tip of your walking stick find a flat surface like a table and weigh your fish using the above process.
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Submitted by: Old Grizz - OLDGRIZZ@HOTMAIL.COM on January 30, 2002
Jason W. Gatliff