How to Make a Tripod

Troop 493 and 466 want to teach you how to make a tripod, one of the classic Scouting skills!

Troop 493 – Making a Tripod from branches

Troop 466 – Making a Tripod from staves

Close up of the lashing

Use three sticks of equal sticks(the stronger the better) to create a tripod lashing structure. This Tripod should be strong enough to hold a pot filled with water, this can be used to boil water over a fire. The material you need for this are three sticks, long rope (thicker the better), and gloves. The gloves are to make sure you don’t get any wood chips inside your skin if the stick isn’t smooth. After you are done making it, it should look this:

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