I keep the tripod up in a few spots I frequent. That way I just tie it on. No need to lash anything! So cozy. Found some punkwood on the way. Had this bark in my pack from a different outing. Quick and easy upside down fire lay. Not everything was primo wood, but that's the beauty of this lay. Charred results. Need more, but better surface area for striking. Needed an extra piece of punk wood as a coal extender. Worked like a champ. And so it burns. down into the larger pieces. No need to keep adding fuel! Hanging my pack so ants don't get the wrong idea. Water takes no time to boil with this setup.