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Try_pod Need an emergency tripod for a small compact camera? All you need is a drill, 2-inch 1⁄4-20 bolt, an empty bottle and a cork. Drill a 14-inch hole vertically through the cork’s center, insert the bolt and voilà, a tripod head. Now refill the bottle with water or sand, and there’s your camera support.— Reader Tip from S.V. Dragovic Geneva, Switzerland

Try_pod Need an emergency tripod for a small compact camera? All you need is a drill, 2-inch 1⁄4-20 bolt, an empty bottle and a cork. Drill a 14-inch hole vertically through the cork's center, insert the bolt and voilà, a tripod head. Now refill the bottle with water or sand, and there's your camera support.
— Reader Tip from S.V. Dragovic Geneva, Switzerland