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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: water treatment
All of the above, especially treatment times and taking water from inflow instead of outfall.

In GEAR » water treatment
September 17, 2:43pm

Re: What homemade gear do you take with on every outing?
If outing means overnight: pack pack cover/gear hammock/water bag hammock, bug net & fly quilt cook set(windscreen, lid, cozy/storage sack, burner when using alcohol. sometimes Heinie pot,...

In Make Your Own Gear » What homemade gear do you take with on every outing?
September 17, 2:41pm

Re: Thanks very much
Lawson, If you have any left, I can always use grossgrain. Thanks. PM on the way. Vick

In Make Your Own Gear » Free Grosgrain
September 14, 10:25am

Re: Tape Questions
Graingers has several widths of transfer tape, but they use their own product number. The generic transfer tape works fine for Cuben:

In Make Your Own Gear » Tape Questions
September 14, 10:18am

Re: Re: Silnylon Poncho/Tarp Hood Treatment
I agree with Bob. I presume that your reason for using a slit instead of an ovate or T is to use the poncho as a tarp. In that case, you will be pulling it along a ridge line and the hood slit wil...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silnylon Poncho/Tarp Hood Treatment
August 28, 11:45am

Re: the domain of packrafting
DavC, I have had one form of UL pack raft or another and inflatable canoes since the middle 70s. They are old tech (including 3# netweight, high pressure units). I have not tried an Alpacka or the...

In Packrafting » UL personal watercraft
August 24, 2:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: kevlar
Edvin, Consider using ballistic nylon. If you need a stiffiner, put semi-rigid plastic sheet under it. I have worked with Kevlar in boat making and even for knife sheaths. I would not consider usi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Kevlar fabric
August 23, 10:05am

Re: Re: UL personal watercraft
Aaron, I'm thinking there might be an alternative to the not-quite-boats like boogie boards and rafts. I guess I'll have to work that out.

In Packrafting » UL personal watercraft
August 23, 9:57am

Re: Finalized tie outs I used on my tarp
Nice work, Brendan

In Make Your Own Gear » Joann Fabrics Grosgrain Ribbon for tarp tie out loops
August 21, 6:01pm

UL personal watercraft
Isn't packrafting really a subdivision of ultralight or packable personal watercraft? Surely it is not limited to rafts, which are little more than glorified innertubes with floors where yo...

In Packrafting » UL personal watercraft
August 21, 5:56pm

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