Cheap Hack: Use a Gallon of Water to Stabilize a Tripod

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If you don’t want to lug around a sandbag or bring one, a neat alternative comes from this thrifty hack from Instructables. The hack is for stabilizing a telescope, but it goes double for a tripod–and all you have to do is bring a good ol’ gallon of H20. Sometimes, you can be in heavy winds or if you were in a situation like mine recently: shooting a timelapse against the shore line where you place the tripod on a log that might have possibly tilted. If you’re shooting a timelapse, it’s important to keep your tripod sturdy anyway.