In the old days I always took a tripod with me on photo excursions. It's only been in the last 5 or 6 years that I haven't used it as much. Mostly due to the
weight but I have 2 monopads that I use instead and they work well for me.
Good Light and Good Luck (thanks to Edward R Murrow)
Leica M2 l Nikon D 700 l Sony A7 I