This thread is to share knowledge of equipment and gear that folks might know about or have rigged for themselves. Things don't have to cost an arm and a leg to be effective in the field and a little ingenuity can go a long way. I will be sprinkling some of my own gear and things that I've come up with that I either have created or purchased along with the reasons for my decisions or applications. Might be interesting to see what others have come up with in the quest for our Hairy Friend
I made a height stick to use for reproducing height during witness interviews. We've used it twice on the Omaha Reservation this winter.
It is simply an extending pole for paint rollers, about $15 at Menards. I marked it out from 6 1/2 feet to 11 1/2 feet but it goes to just short of 12 feet at full extension.
I marked it to the bottom of the ball, in case I want to replaced the ball with one of a different size. I actually have two pole, one with a 4 inch yellow/blue foam ball and one