I like taking a lot of photos while I'm hiking, but my tripod is a little to heavy for any serious hikes and my gorilla-pod style tripod takes too long to get in the right spot and isn't very stable (I should have bought a nicer one). This simple camera mount doesn't take up any space in my pack, barely adds weight to my trekking pole, folds up when not in use, isn't permanently attached, and costs very little to make.

Step 1: Obtain Parts

In addition to the trekking pole you will need...

1 2"x1/2" Mending Brace
2 1"x1/2" Corner Braces
2 Hose Clamps of appropriate size for the upper shaft of your trekking pole (smaller the better)
Some Gasket Material (I found this rubbery pipe mending stuff in my closet, but I imagine an old bicycle tire inner-tube would work well)
1 3/4" long Screw
1 3/4" long Thumb Screw
2 Lock Nuts
6 or more Nylon Washers

All Screws, Nuts and Washers are 1/4"x20 thread.
All the best to you, thanks for sharing.
Excellent Idea! 10/10. I may just use this idea as it's so cheap and easy...Thanks!<br />
I really can't wait to try making this! Thanks! I just really don't like to lug around a tripod when I backpack or anything, it's just too much extra weight. This will be awesome!

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