Governor Baxter’s Bindle resolves the myth. The bindle is a real bag and if anyone tells you otherwise you can smack them with a three foot length of Maine maple. No one in their right mind makes fun of an approaching bindle-packer. They typically do it behind your back and at a safe distance.
Our bindle staff is not a walking stick. It belongs on your shoulder and poised at a purposeful angle. The bindle sack can be rapidly disengaged from the bindle staff. Then you can make your point, whatever that may be.
In the event of treacherous terrain use it for stability. Don’t risk your hand on that closing elevator door— stick your bindle in it. Totally appropriate for a stroll down some railroad tracks. Summarize your position to family members with this choice of bag when you exit the premises. They’ll know where you are coming from.. but they won’t know where you’re going to.