If you need a flexible tripod that can easily adapt to all terrains, and that can even secure cameras in place by wrapping around a pole, then you need the GorillaPod. Its three amazingly flexible legs can bend to stand, or grip nearly everywhere, and can even rotate 360 degrees. And, it works just as well for small digital cameras as it does for professional video rigs.
The GorillaPod, from Joby, also has another handy feature to make getting the shots you want just a little bit easier. The top of the tripod has a super-slim, quick disconnect slip plate, so you can keep it attached to your camera or video, and then easily click it on or off the GorillaPod whenever you want! The GorillaPod ends the struggle to level tripods, and doubles as a clamp. They cost $20-$25 at your local photo and camera stores, and come in an array of cool colours.