I used to do the shoestring thing on my GS, but after a couple early mornings searching the floor of my tent for it I wanted some substance to it. As you see from my Moto Guzzi key on the bottom of my pic I used a short length of paracord and was able to capture my pannier and tool box keys. On a recent trip to Moab a buddy says to me "you could do the same thing but have a usable length of paracord IF you needed it in an emergency ". He was and still is a boy scout at heart! So for my S10 I did what you see in the top pic. There is 6 feet of paracord there. Not sure if I sleep better knowing I have 6 feet of paracord with me at all times, but my friend feels better!