I don't know if this will help, but I usually dismantle a couple of brass paper clips and straighten them out from end to end. Then I start at the bottom of the "foot" and wrap it around and around the legs until you form what resembles a "spring at the top and bottom. This will form a very good and dependable Hinge for you to open and close the pot stand for use or storage in your pack...sabre11004... goodjob
The first step that you take will be one of those that get you there 1!!!!!