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Thu Jan 16, 2014, 06:00 PM

What do you do with your cane when you aren't walking?

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Reply What do you do with your cane when you aren't walking? (Original post)
hedgehog Jan 2014 OP
Warpy Jan 2014 #1
NightWatcher Jan 2014 #2
hedgehog Jan 2014 #4
libodem Jan 2014 #3
hedgehog Jan 2014 #5
NightWatcher Jan 2014 #6
KC Jan 2014 #7
The empressof all Jan 2014 #8
Nite Owl Feb 2014 #9

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 06:09 PM

1. That's something I'm going to have to deal with sooner rather than later

so I'll be watching this thread.

I've seen a lot of people park it over an arm when they're standing at a cashier stand.

I imagine it's good for tripping unpleasant teenagers, too.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 06:25 PM

2. I use mine just like Dr House did

Hell, I even got the one with the flames. I like the classic hook because I can hang it on my arm if I'm not using it to lean on or walk. I'll leave it at home when I can, but when my leg is hurting or is weak, I carry it around with regularity. I'll hang it on a table if I'm at a restaurant or seated at a desk. It's actually quite useful in holding doors open, pressing elevator buttons, smacking small children...

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 08:11 PM

4. Dang - mine is a blackthorn that doesn't have a hook.

I'll have to see if I can rig a small hook.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 06:38 PM

3. Happily it is resting

In the garage. Which means nothing is hurting bad enough right now to need it.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 08:11 PM

5. Also - if you've flown with a cane.....any advice?

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 08:18 PM

6. I didn't have any trouble with security and put it in the overhead compartment.

but then again I was weak and looked like shit at the time. As long as you look like you are using it, you should be fine. Also, make sure that there's no metal in it that would set off any alarms.

Or you could get a cheap one to fly with in the event that somebody screws with you.

I like the website fashionablecanes.com They are very fast shippers and have a ton to choose from.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2014, 02:55 AM

7. A lot

of people, including my mom, use the one that folds up. Really useful when traveling
or just going out somewhere.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 10:10 PM

8. I use a Hurry Cane or alternatively a foldup

The Hurry cane is great and stands up when you aren't using it. It takes a bit of getting use to at first but I have found that it provides greater stability and is great for uneven surfaces or hills. It also folds but I rarely use that feature.

Here's a link http://the-hurrycane.com/

If I am going short distances and know I will be in a confined space like a theater or restaurant I will use another folding cane that pops in my bag.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2014, 06:25 PM

9. I have the foldable

type. it's convenient to put it in your purse. It's also quiet. Mine didn't have a handle on it so I knitted one.

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