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"Nature Creates Hiking Stick with a Little Polish."
Ron Kemler of Water Gap Hiking Sticks recently launched an eight year old hobby as an online business.
Water Gap Hiking Sticks is eight years old. As the name indicates, the company specializes in hiking sticks. What the name does not tell is the process that takes place in the making of these 100% natural hiking sticks.
When Ron Kemler goes looking for hiking sticks in the woods, there are many different sticks lying on the ground. The eye-catching stick is the one that has a nice shape - somewhat crooked, and oozing personality and charm. Then, there’s a second test. In order for the stick to qualify to become a Water Gap Hiking Stick, it has to pass the ‘wack’ test. The wack test means that the stick is beaten against the ground and the tree in order to determine whether it has staying power. Some sticks do not retain any form of life when they leave the mother node of the tree. It is important for a Water Gap Hiking Stick to still have life juice in its veins.
Once the new recruit has arrived at the workshop, it is still not assured a permanent home. First, it is stripped of all bark, and then it is sanded down so that the grain shows. The bark is sanded until it is smooth as a baby’s bum and so that the individuality of the grain of that particular piece is shown in the most complimentary light. Sanding is the most time consuming process as it is done bit by bit by hand until the stick fairly glows with life fire.
Only now is the choice made as to whether the stick will join the store of highly desirable Gap Hiking Sticks. Yet, the work is still not done. A height must be selected (the raw stick is generally between six feet and seven feet long). Taking the grain and shape into consideration, the best height is chosen for that particular stick. And, of course, the height will determine the owner, so in a way, while the owner chooses the stick, the stick also chooses the owner.
The next step is to oil the stick. This is a time honored tradition, far more environmentally friendly than polyurethane. There is also a difference in appearance. While polyurethane has a heightened shine, it is the oil that brings out the true depth of the wood.
The last step in the making of a Water Gap Hiking Stick is the attachment of a colorful leather lace to ensure a firmer grip. This last step also adds to general feel of ‘stick with attitude’.
To paraphrase, Water Gap Hiking Sticks are found in the garden of the earth, shaped through the gentle hands of a stick whisperer, and then owned by those that value a hiking companion that once belonged to a tree of life.
Contact: Ron Kemler
Further information about this environmentally friendly company can be found on their website, www.watergaphikingsticks.com Ron Kemler can also be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or per telephone at (856) 607-4877.
Contact: Ron Kemler For Immediate Release
Cell phone: 856-607-4877