- Bamboo (straight, sturdy sticks, or metal rods)
- Twine (or wire if you want it to last longer and be sturdier)
- Zip ties
- tree branch cutter or saw (optional)
Again, for the step by step instructions, go to the site above.
- For me, I cut the bamboo down to a size I found relevant (~1.5 feet) for my project. I used a branch cutter, which was really easy. The only scary part was when the bamboo section I cut off finally popped away from the cutter blades with a bang (I think it was louder because the bamboo was hollow- however, I'm not complaining as it makes it easier to cut this way).
- Next, I lined up 3 pieces of bamboo and got out my zip tie. I tried to keep a notch near the zip tie for each piece so that it wouldn't be able to slip off the top when I had the tripod closed.
- Then I set up the tripod and tied the twine around the bamboo until it would support vines. Then I pounded them into the ground with a hammer so they would stay put in our windy conditions.
- When you are tired of them, just pick them up and they will collapse back into three sticks with a zip tie on one end.