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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: Hammock Suspension
1. Single layer of 30 D (1.1 oz) or 70 D ripstop. High quality 1.1 oz. nylon 66 will handle 230# for extensive use based on my experience. Double layers are tricky unless you make the body from ...

In GEAR » Hammock Suspension
July 27, 11:15am

Re: bug netting
It is easy to combine a bug net arrangement with a static line to ensure that you get a comfortable set-up every time. A static line is simply a strong cord (parachute cord is not quite enough...

In GEAR » I want to try out hammocking....
July 16, 6:20pm

Re: Tieout Numbers on Cat Cut Duo Tarps
I go for fewer stakes, but use U stakes for their extra holding power. I prefer 4 corner stakes and 2 ridgeline stakes but have center-hem loops for extra heavy wind conditions. Adding shock co...

In GEAR » Tieout Numbers on Cat Cut Duo Tarps
July 16, 6:06pm

Re: Beer can pot stand
Fuzzy's Li'l Stove made from a V8 or Red Bull can is a good Heinie support and stove all in one.

In Make Your Own Gear » Beer can pot stand
July 15, 8:28pm

Re: Clothing for 30 and up
I agree with the other comments that you have way too much clothing. I would slice it a little differently. Driducks are wonderful and will work for wind as well as rain. Take both the top and ...

In Gear Lists » Clothing for 30 and up
June 14, 6:24pm

Re: lol: world's lightest stuff sacs
Great Idea! Gonna try it.

In Make Your Own Gear » lol: world's lightest stuff sacs
April 30, 10:43am

Re: Re: Nylon Taffeta
BG is dead right. Don't trust local fabric stores.,,,,,,,, justmake...

In Make Your Own Gear » Nylon Taffeta
April 30, 10:37am

Re: Balloons
A favorite college joke was to fill a condom, tie it off, place it carefully on some guy's bed after removing the sheets (with which a cool-headed undergrad could lift the squirming thing)... a...

In Multiple Use Gear » Clever adaptations
April 30, 10:31am

Re: Backpack Cover for Airline/Train Travel
I have struggled with the same problem getting to and from trails far from home. My solution was a pack of bombproof "Dyneema Gridstop" with removable shoulder straps (I don't use a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Backpack Cover for Airline/Train Travel
April 08, 6:23pm

Re: stitch patterns
1. On long seams, such as a tent or tarp: if the thread has lower stretch than the fabric, i.e. polyester thread on nylon, a zigzag stitch will keep the thread from snapping when the stronger nylon...

In Make Your Own Gear » Double Straight Stitch vs. Three Step Zig Zag Stitch
April 08, 6:09pm

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