As a crime scene photographer, I have to set my tripod in some rather nasty places. To keep my tripod dirt-free, I cut the fingers off rubber gloves, slide them over the tripod feet like little boots, and secure the fingers with rubber bands. It keeps grit, water, mud, and worse(!) out of the tripod legs, extending their life in the process.
— Reader Tip From Jim Yoghourtjian, Racine, WI