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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.
CountryUnited States

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All Forum Posts by Vick Hines

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Sewing Machine Help
Thread gobs under the fabric are usually the result of inadequare top thread tension. This may have several causes, in order of probability: 1) failure to seat the thread completely in the tensi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machine Help
May 26, 11:07am

Re: Silicone spray
All tarps benefit from water repellant finish, even silnylon. The question is, will your silicone spray 1) adhere; 2) persist; 3) not damage the fabric. The only way to find out is to try it, prefe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silicone spray
May 24, 11:07am

Re: re: first MYOG project
Before starting a project on expensive material, learn to sew lightweight fabric. Silnylon is slippery, UL uncoated nylon is also slippery and snag prone. There is a learning curve to machine stit...

In Make Your Own Gear » Newbie to MYOG
May 24, 10:55am

Re: Re: "Eyelet tool?"
consider sewing on small loops of grossgrain ribbon. Stronger and lighter than eyelets.

In Make Your Own Gear » Eylet tool?
March 20, 4:30pm

Re: My perfect homemade shoes
Nice job. I like the minimalist approach and have been using 5-fingers and highly modified Nike Free Trails for strength building and therapy. I have not worked up the nerve to make any shoe from s...

In Make Your Own Gear » My perfect homemade shoes
March 20, 4:09pm

Re: 200D Oxford vs. 210D Dyneema X?
I've used both 200D oxford and gridstop dyneema for ul packs - as reinforcement and as primary body material. Both materials held up well, although I have always felt more secure about the gri...

In Make Your Own Gear » 200D Oxford vs. 210D Dyneema X?
January 10, 3:06pm

Re: silicone toe separators
First choice is a professional - a podiatrist. They deal with stuff like this all the time. Second choice is to follow Brian's advice and use the toe separators- or make your own with silic...

In Philosophy & Technique » Toe problem's
December 18, 11:51am

Re: Change your baffle shape?
Addie is describing one half of a differential cut - widely used in sleeping bags, less so in quilts. It will certainly help keep down in the middle of the quilt and reduce shifting. It also makes ...

In Make Your Own Gear » From down to synthetic quilt
December 18, 11:37am

Re: what kinds of threads?
Yeah, the search facility here is really poor. Thread: Gutterman's 100% polyester is top quality, silky, uniform, strong, and works in all sewing machines. You can get 750 yard spools from ...

In Make Your Own Gear » what kinds of threads?
December 16, 1:18pm

Re: re
I prefer not to use hip belts for packs weighing less than 36#. I advise against any hip belt on any frameless pack. Years ago Ryan Jordan did a test of frameless packs with hip belts. He found th...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Pack - Torso Size?
November 23, 2:35pm

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