Foreverlast G2 Tilt Camera Stand
Dr. John Woods 11.09.16
Sometimes, believe it or not, there is just not a good tree nearby for hanging a trail camera.
Even where I hunt and bug out on 680 acres of mixed habitats including lots of hardwood forest, some angles just don’t have the right tree you need for strapping on a camera.
That is where a commercially made artificial camera stand really comes in handy. Two seasons ago I “planted” a fake rub tree made from a big cedar log right out in the middle of a wide open food plot. The closest tree of any size on the parameter of the food plot was at the wrong place and too far away for getting good close up shots.
I found a new steel camera stand at Academy made by ForEverlast. This unit is a simple device but very well thought out and well made. It consists of a straight rod with a foot pad welded on the bottom that has two opposing spikes welded facing down that are pressed into the ground by foot.
The main rod has a smaller rod inserted inside that can be adjusted up and down for changing the height of the camera base. This is locked in place by a nut and bolt welded onto the main rod. This smaller rod has the camera base welded on top of it. It can also be swiveled around as needed before the height adjustment bolt is fully tightened.
On top then is a small base plate where the camera can be attached. There are several slots cut into the sides, as well as numerous mounting holes for attaching the camera. The stand comes with three elastic straps that can be wrapped across the front of the camera, and then the strap is locked into a set of the slots on the side.
Small cameras can be easily held in place with two straps. Lash one side down, then pull tight across the camera to insert the other end into another slot on the opposite side. It is easier to do than describe.
The deal with any trail camera placement is to put it in the right spot and especially the right height to capture photos. The newer models of the ForEverlast camera stand has an adjustable camera base so it can be tilted up or down for just the right camera lens angle. Be sure camera and stand placement puts the sun at the back of the camera.