One of the best ways to have electricity when camping is to use a battery and an inverter. However, the battery will need a way to be recharged. This can be done by using a solar panel. The main thing that is necessary for a solar panel is being in contact with the sun. You can easily do this by building a custom solar panel tripod mount.
There are other types of frames that can be used with a solar panel, but a solar panel tripod mount is an ideal option as it will be portable. A tripod also can swivel to reposition a solar panel when the sun is in a different position.
The frame for your solar panel will be made from wood. Scrap wood can be used to make the frame or new piece of wood can be used. If you do not have any scrap pieces available, then you will need to go to a local home improvement store. You also need to have some nuts, bolts, and washers.
Any sturdy tripod can be used as the stand for your solar panel tripod mount. If you use a tripod that is cheaply made, then the stand may fall over. This could damage the solar panel. The best place to find a decent tripod often is online. However, you can look at a local thrift shop or even a second hand store.
Proper measurements are needed to build a solar panel tripod mount. This means you should use a tape measure to get the exact dimensions of the solar panel to transfer to the wood used for the frame. Once you have the pieces measured and cut, then you are ready to assemble your solar panel tripod mount.