Where you find these things, Eric? Apparently, it's a slow news day in Canada: "And before we get to the maple syrup price futures report . . . . "
I made myself one of those. But the nail was smaller. And I made it to pick up litter on the trail without bending over. It worked well for that.
For some reason, when people go all primitive, they start with a somewhat straight stick they found on the trail. Whenever I see a useable handle set aside at the trash transfer station, I snag it. Later, when I need a staff, handle extension, tree-house handrail, etc, I use that perfectly straight-grained, turned, sanded handle of 3-, 4-, or 5-foot length. Lacking that resource:
For $6, 5-feet-long (you can put the handle/strap short of the top), ash, pretty light:
For $11, 4-feet-long and VERY sturdy: