Wedge of strway, diesel, small dry twiggy bits. Hand feed it to get going and use of a leaf blower as bellows to get air under it. After hand feeding it for a bit start adding grab fulls directly on top where the heat is coming out of it.
Once hot in the bottom you will burn anything. Next...
I wear eBay army surplus desert socks through the year as my feet get too hot in anything else and start growing fungus.
Lowa Patrol boots in the winter, non GTX as again it makes my feet sweat.
Army desert boots in the summer.
Never liked Bucklers, too soft a leather that cuts and tears...
Try Wessex Woodland management. They will harvest, stack and sell on your behalf. No idea on the ins and outs of the money side but I believe they sell and take a commission so it will be in there interest to maximise value for you.
I have done it where the lower eye bolt is extra long so as the gate opens up the hill it can slide within a sleeve in the gate. This was a metal frame security gate. The eye bolts have to be over size too so they don't bind and bend the hooks
You can get double leg strikers which are safer for stock than a single leg.
With the safety chain in your photo, I will fix the hook to the post and have the eye fixed to the gate. But only use them for...