I started with a bog pod last year. I don't like bipods on my deer/elk setups. It is great. Bought the attachment for the spotter and the camera, so I don't need to have a separate bipod for those anymore. It is the high one with three legs. I'll get the shorter one this year, wanted the taller one because of all the high grass in the pastures the last few years.
I have a cheap lightweight camera tripod that works for my spotting scope. I made a pad for it to use as a shooting rest. Tripod screws are 14", 20 thread/inch. I bought a Tee nut that size and put it into a piece of plywood, then glued a foam pad to the plywood.