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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: shoulder strap questions
Sewing through 1/4 or 3/16 microcell poly: Hard to do unless you have an industrial machine or one with a long shank. It will lift the presser foot of a normal machine to its max and may not feed a...

In Make Your Own Gear » shoulder strap questions
November 23, 2:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Thanks
Roger, Sharps tend to tangle on knits, synthetic and stretch fabric, but, sure, you can get away with it. Sharps tend to get microscopic burrs on the points after some use, and that is one culprit...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing issues
November 23, 1:54pm

Re: Thanks
Jo, There is some simple thing going on here. Fleece is not difficult to stitch. Here are some ideas: 90/14 ball point ought to work with any fleece. But only ball point. Sharps tend to produce...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing issues
November 23, 8:54am

Re: Re: Inflatable beams
Colin has all the problems nailed. The best work-around I can think of is to use lightweight plastic tubes inside nylon tubes. The nylon tubes would not have to be sealed; their purpose is to prov...

In Make Your Own Gear » Inflatable arches
November 22, 10:44am

Re: Re: MYOG Pack - Torso Size?
Torso size is important even if you don't use a hip belt. And I strongly advise against using one. They simply don't work well on frameless packs. Torso length depends on whether you w...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Pack - Torso Size?
November 22, 10:36am

Re: shoulder strap questions
Source for thin (1/4 to 3/16") microcell poly: automobile upholstery shops (scraps, usually free) or upholstery suppliers (larger pieces costing money). Evazote tends to bunch up in shoulde...

In Make Your Own Gear » shoulder strap questions
November 22, 10:27am

Re: 3D mesh + evazote
How much paddin you need depends on what weight you plan to carry and the width of the straps. I prefer waterproof microcell polyethelene - lightweight sleeping mat material. It starts off light an...

In Make Your Own Gear » shoulder strap questions
November 19, 11:56am

Re: Thanks
One thing to consider: can you get your hand into the down tubes? It's really hard to stuff a fist full of down into a tight tube.

In Make Your Own Gear » Need baffle help
November 10, 4:46pm

Re: Inflatable Pack
Tyler, You are going to get a lot of "it-can't-be-dones" and "if it works it won't be as good as ....blah blah" on this idea. Ignore all that. Just do it anyway. Even ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Inflatable Pack
October 05, 6:52pm

Re: best sleeping systems(tent) humid east
The absolutely best system I have ever used for east coast touring/treking is a hammock with bug net and fly. A hammock tames humid conditions better than anything else and is a matter of safety an...

In GEAR » best sleeping systems(tent) humid east
October 04, 6:19pm

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