My family loves to go camping. Instead of going to theme parks, my kids would rather hike up a mountain. After about an hour or so, we reach this wide clearing with a gorgeous view.
I, on one hand, have never really enjoyed camping before. However, I learned that the secret to enjoying it is minimalism. It isn’t practical to carry around huge stuff because hey, it’s tiring. If you could find a mini version of the essentials, you’re good to go.
One of the issues that I faced as a newbie camper was the lack seating. Of course, I could have just sat anywhere but my bad back prevents me from sitting on the floor for extended periods. And so my gem of a husband made me a tripod camping stool. It’s sturdy yet small enough to be easily carried up a mountain.
The project was a hit. The kids loved it, everyone in our camping group loved it, I loved it! Today, my husband had made several of these tools because we give them away as gifts, especially during Father’s Day. It’s a simple project that doesn’t cost so much. You should definitely give it a try.
- 3 pcs – 1 1/8” Birch hardwood dowels (enough for three 24” pieces)
- 1 pc – brass 2.75” bolt
- 1 pc – 1.5” eye-hole bolt
- 2 pcs – brass acorn nuts
- 3 pcs – brass washers
- 3 pcs – brass finishing washers
- 3 pcs -brass 1” wood screws (big enough not to slip through the finishing washer)
- leather or other heavy material for the seat
- center-finder (optional, but helps)
- small socket wrench to fit acorn nuts
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Do you want to learn how this tripod camping stool was made? Watch this video.