Originally Posted by coffeerol
I saw some that were very close to the ground so they were stable without having to have elaborate stakes required by the tripods. Most had four stubby legs, maybe about four inches or so high. An advantage people said was that they could get a sighting under the trees.
The tripod I use only has a single corkscreew anchor that you screw into the ground under it. It has a bungie cord built in that holds the tripod to the anchor, was really easy to use but the big issue is that what ever you go with you have to be able to get the vertical mast very straigt or perpendicular to the ground in order to align the dish correctly for signal. With many other types of mounts I have seen this looks like it would be hard to do on un-even ground.