Staying rock solid
No matter how sturdy your tripod is, sometimes it still rocks and moves in the wind. Thankfully, you can strap it down with just one bungee cord.
At the end of a hard slog uphill, you’ll be glad not to be carrying anything more than the bare essentials. But throw just one bungee cord in the mix and you have an instant tripod weight for those rough-weather days. Sling your camera bag under the tripod and tie one end of the cord around a strap. Attach the other to your tripod’s weight mount (or around the centre column as I did here) and voila! Your tripod is now much more steady. You needn’t only use this in windy conditions – it’s a handy technique whatever the weather.