Easy to make and inexpensive tripod.
Tucked away in our storage we have some Dutch ovens that are built for use on a stove. This means no ring around the top to hold coals and the legs on the bottom are missing. However, these are good US made cast iron Dutch ovens so I wanted to use them with our outdoor cooking setup.
A simple solution was to make a tripod to hold them above the fire. This can be useful for keeping things warm and cooking foods like stews or soups. So we took three lengths of ½ inch rebar and built a tripod. It was quite simple. We cut the rebar to the length we desired which was four feet. One end was then heated with a torch and we bent it into a loop. Loops from the other two lengths were then looped through and a little heat and hammering closed the loops.
We now had a completed tripod and the only thing left to do was to install a chain and hook. A hook was installed on the one end of the chain. The other end of the chain was ran through the loops and attached back to the chain with a carabiner to allow for adjustment.
This makes a nice simple inexpensive tripod that collapses together and takes little room.
For any supplies or tools to work with rebar, you can order most of what you need off Amazon. You should be able to find rebar fairly easily, but the trick to tie them into a tripod will require some tools.