RTS DIY: TRIPODS
| For extra stability and a convivial number at the top, three short
horizontal poles with clips can be used as braces. Leave each short pole dangling from one
of its clips until the tripod is up, then do up the second clip.
Before climbing remember to take the spanner - you may not have a second chance to get up with it.
A climbing harness and slings make this job easier.
This augmented tripod will be heavier and may require a greater number of people to
A tripod lacking these bars can be stabilised using a circumference rope linking the legs a couple of feet above the ground. This will secure against collapse due to accidental slippage, but not against attack. Car exhaust clips are useful to stop the ropes riding up.
HOT TIP * HOT TIP *
Painting "L", "R" and "M" on the poles near the bottom, so it's visible from the outside, can really speed up the process of raising the tripod.