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This is post 2660 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.
If you need a lightweight, easily portable mast for your next "field operation", please consider the masts manufactured by Spiderbeam.
In this video, Gil of the "Radiopreppers.com" website analyzes the performance of the new 7 meter (22.9 ft) telescoping mast from Spiderbeam. This antenna mast would be a welcome addition to your emergency "go-kit" or ARRL Field Day package.
Here are some comments from Gil: