Our guest today is Dave Epstein, founder of AwareWolf Gear, the home of the All-Terrain Cane. Dave shares the origin of the ATC including all of the steps he took to create the cane, from borrowing tools and pieces from the local hiking store, to adding parts from other traditional canes, through developing three completed prototypes, finally landing on the final version of the All-Terrain Cane that we see Dave present to us today.
This cane is currently being manufactured and is ready to be ordered from Dave’s web site: www.AwareWolfGear.com/ATC
The All-Terrain Cane was created primarily for the trails of Sedona, with an extra strong shaft made of grade 9 Titanium alloy to provide support to hold up your body as you climb up and down the steep trails as well as the different surfaces of terrains like the beach or snow covered ground of the northern climes. Dave is also quite proud of the extended handle which is 16 inches rather than the traditional 9 inches we see on our regular canes, and slides up or down the shaft giving the cane up to 10 inches variation in length and flexibility depending on the terrain and our height. . This also gives us more flexibility when facing different slopes and angles of ascent and descent in our travels.
Join Jeff and Pete and their dynamic guest, Dave Epstein as he describes the details and steps he has taken to create and develop this extra special cane that will meet our every travel need and take us where we need to go, safely!
Dave also offers other gear besides the ATC. On his web site, you will also find unusual and appealing T Shirts designed to identify blind walkers or hikers with unique designs and graphics which will definitely help you stand out as a blind traveler adding a layer of safety to your outings.
Be sure to set aside 30 minutes of your valuable time to check out this fascinating and rewarding interview with Dave Epstein and his useful new travel tool, the All-Terrain Cane.
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