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Vick Hines (vickrhines) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Central Texas
About Me 2X AT thruhiker
Author of How to Make Your Own Lightweight Camping and Hiking Gear
Builder of solo canoes
Compulsive builder of yondering gear of all kinds.
CityAustin
StateTexas
CountryUnited States

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All Forum Posts by Vick Hines

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Re: Re: Re: Baffled by Dreaded Baffles
justin, One advantage of baffles is you can bury the thread to protect it from abrasion. The simple picture for making a baffled quilt is to chalk lines for the baffles, fold one side of the shel...

In Make Your Own Gear » Alternatives to traditional baffles?
December 29, 11:18am

Re: First MYOG project: Down Swants
M, Remember, the nylon shell will not stretch, so the fit will be critical. Cut the pieces as large as you can, then use safety pins to secure the parts as you slowly work toward a good fit... lo...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG project: Down Swants
December 29, 10:57am

Re: Re: Vectran Yarn
Tad, Looks like you nailed it. In future, you can bend any AL tubing with nothing more than a spring that fits over the area you want to bend and a form with the radius you want ... as long as the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Metallury help needed for a MYOG Flash 30
December 29, 10:16am

Re: Waterproof Breathable Fabric
Sam, Seattlefabrics.com has 3 wp/b choices, a goretex knockoff, Ultrex (microporus polyurethane) and a softshell that combines fleece Polartec with nylon exterior and a microporous membrane.

In Make Your Own Gear » Waterproof Breathable Fabric
December 29, 9:51am

Re: Question: Inner Shell fabric for down quilt?
Downproofness is always relative to the grade of down you use. 900 cu. in. down contains fewer quills than lower volume grades. 800 has fewer than 700, and so on. Uberlight fabric that works fine...

In Make Your Own Gear » Question: Inner Shell fabric for down quilt?
January 20, 9:47am

Re: Backpack Fabric
I've been up &down on this,but have never had a catastrophic failure with silnylon or Cuben. Super light stuff gets to looking moth eaten, but nothing falls out. For doing long trails wher...

In Make Your Own Gear » Typical Pack Bag Failures
January 17, 1:56pm

Re: Adding doors to MYOG Nightwing - Or just add a bivy?
The main problem with a tarp is sliding out from under it. Most backpacking country is verticalish. Doors don't help much with that. Some like a bivies for that reason, and they have good argu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding doors to MYOG Nightwing - Or just add a bivy?
January 07, 7:47pm

Re: How the he$$%#% do you manage your lanyard kit
I agree that a lanyard can be obnoxious. On the other hand, it can keep needed stuff handy. On thruhikes I wear the simplest shorts - no pockets. So I keep a small SAK, lighter, microlight and comp...

In GEAR » How the he$$%#% do you manage your lanyard kit
September 30, 2:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Copyright question
Not mine in 1970. Mine came out in 1981. You may be thinking of Gerry Cunningham's excellent DIY book. Light weight camping equipment and how to make it: including high altitude climbing gear, ...

In Chaff » Copyright question
September 15, 3:28pm

Re: Big and tall seamless tarping
As Tyler said, 5' works with a bivy. I would add that it works as long as you are on relatively level ground and don't slide out from under. The narrow tarp also works very well for hammock...

In Make Your Own Gear » Big and tall seamless tarping
September 12, 5:52pm

All Reader Reviews by Vick Hines

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Nike Free Trail 5.0
Summary: A light moccasin with a good sole and no heel counter. The shoe encourages full use of foot and ankle, improves balance and control, and strengthens the foot and ankle. The low profile sole r...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 12, 4:17pm

Golite Trail Fly and Tail Spike
Two pairs of Golite shoes self-destructed within 70 miles on the AT. The first pair (Trail Fly) failed after 66 miles. The fake ripstop fabric over the toe section cracked with repeated flexing (an...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 08, 8:16pm