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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: Copyright question
Still kicking. My once heavy participation at BPL was sorta like a tiger pacing in a cage. If I get boxed in again, I'll probably come back to relieve my frustration at not being in the wild.

In Chaff » Copyright question
September 12, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Copyright question
Hi, guys, I haven't posted lately. Too busy with projects. About the image and copyright stuff: I own the copyright to HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN LIGHTWEIGHT CAMPING AND HIKING GEAR. By publishing t...

In Chaff » Copyright question
September 12, 5:21pm

Re: Re: Quilt tapering
Tapering eliminates unnecessary fabric and fill. Simple. Tighter fit around the feet and lower legs will keep them warmer, assuming you close the foot and calf area some way. I also add an abrupt...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt tapering
July 31, 3:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Waterproof Polyester Taffeta
BM, Last ? first: Taffeta is a slippery, flat, smooth, square-woven, lightweight fabric. Makes it easier to get your arm through a damp sleeve. Next: Polyester is more resistant to UV, petroche...

In Make Your Own Gear » Waterproof Polyester Taffeta
July 31, 3:22pm

Re: stick it?
Cheaper yet and doesn't have to be dilluted: Permatex Flowable Silicone Windshield Sealant from any auto parts store. It works as glue and as a good, penetrating seam sealant. You can glue-up s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hemming with Silnet
July 31, 2:51pm

Re: Dri ducks
DriDucks material is not Tyvek. It is a waterproof/breathable film over non-woven support fabric. Durability is about the same - maybe higher than the thin Tyvek. I used a DriDucks rainsuit as rain...

In Make Your Own Gear » $10 Tyvek coveralls converted to 2.95oz jacket & 1.73oz chaps.
July 31, 7:51am

Re: About to make my first quilt and need advice
1. M50 downproofness: Thruhiker says it works with 900cu in down. That's because high count down has few quills to punch through. Any quills that sneak past the sorting process will poke throug...

In Make Your Own Gear » About to make my first quilt and need advice
July 18, 10:58am

Re: Glue instead of pins?
A thin silicone sealant such as Permatex flowable windshield sealant applied sparingly makes an effective glue on silnylon and you can sew through it in 10 minutes or so. With careful procedure it ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Glue instead of pins?
March 12, 6:54pm

Re: No Soot!
Kieran, The Boy Scouts' policy on stoves is to use Esbit or isobutane gas stoves. They discourage liquid fuels for the reasons you cited. The soot from Esbit is water soluble and rinses of...

In GEAR » Avoiding soot from alchy stoves?
March 12, 6:37pm

Re: Let's Open the Discussion
Let's do open the discussion. It seems that one could DIY a servicable pack raft with a nylon shell and air-tight liner. The shell could be any weight of nylon appropriate to the end use a...

In Packrafting » Cheaper Raft Options
October 03, 9:34am

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