Easy to make and inexpensive tripod.
Tucked away in our storage we have some Dutch ovens that are built for use on a stove.Â This means no ring around the top to hold coals and the legs on the bottom are missing.Â 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.Â This can be useful for keeping things warm and cooking foods like stews or soups. Â So we took three lengths of Â½ inch rebar and built a tripod.Â It was quite simple.Â We cut the rebar to the length we desired which was four feet.Â One end was then heated with a torch and we bent it into a loop.Â 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.Â A hook was installed on the one end of the chain.Â 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. This article can help you make a dutch oven survival kit.