Thanks for that excellent tip. I'm going to give this simple idea a try.
I just came back from a trip where I took many low light shots and used lamp posts, light poles, rockwalls & bar stools to steady, since I didn't have or want a tripod. I did this despite a harrowing experience in NZ a few years ago, when I went to steady myself on a fence post -- and it was electrified. Had me dancing.
The video said to use a 1/4" coarse thread bolt to screw into the camera, but never said what size fender washer that was (just kidding.) I'll post a review, and at what shutter speed it stays steady with an IS lens.
I used to carry a tripod. I now have made a monopod out of my trecking pole. I have a lathe and machined the pieces myself. My Canon eos digital mounts on top of my trecking pole when needed, And when not light weight threaded insert is caped of on top of pole. Anybodys interested i can make you one on a kswiss pole for 40.00 us.It is a standard 1/4 20 camera mount thread. I may even be able to fit to more expensive poles Haventtried as of yet!