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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.
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All Forum Posts by Vick Hines

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Re: Cutting Straps
Superglue, then cut.

In Make Your Own Gear » Cutting Straps
April 06, 8:27pm

Re: re: Need Ideas for MYOG quilt, please share.
How you do the footbox depends on a couple of personal issues. Do you want to be able to open it out for drying/airing? Since you want a double quilt, is your partner shorter than you. If you ans...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need Ideas for MYOG quilt, please share.
April 05, 4:42pm

Re: Re: AT advice
Go to for the most concise articles on AT planning: gear lists, timing, how much food to carry between resupply and so on. I've done it twice and plan to do it again. It's a...

In Gear Lists » AT advice
April 05, 4:37pm

Re: Love the Crocs
Angela, Good for you. The AT is a wonderful trip. I've thruhiked it twice and want to do it again. You've put some good thinking into your list. Just a few thoughts. 1. Everything will...

In Gear Lists » AT gear list
April 02, 4:10pm

Re: Tyvek Tarp with Catenary Ridgeline? Need your help.
1) Tyvek makes a great tarp: highly water repellent (functionally waterproof) and very breathable. It will keep you dry in conditions that leave the insides of other tents/tarps soaked. 2) I w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek Tarp with Catenary Ridgeline
March 29, 11:53am

Re: Tarp...
1) Stitching works, but stress on seam will open stretch holes at each stitch. Sewing is easy. 2) Bonding works well for seams in shear (IOW, a flat seam); less well for seams that are configured ...

In Make Your Own Gear » for those who have used CUBEN Fiber
March 29, 11:44am

Re: SUL Self Tightening Tarp
John, That's a good-looking tarp. You might consider using a curtain bug net attached along the hems. That can save a lot of weight and fiddling. I make them 18-20 inches on the sides and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » SUL Self Tightening Tarp
February 21, 11:00am

Re: Re: Carbon Fiber / Fiberglass MYOG
The Boy Scouts have a useful merit badge manual for fiber reinforced plastics.

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon Fiber / Fiberglass MYOG
February 15, 2:02pm

Re: Re: Esbit
I agree with Tim about the diameter of the windscreen and location of air holes. I have made this same mistake myself. Remember that any surface has a boundary layer of dead air about 1/16" (u...

In Make Your Own Gear » Esbit problem
February 05, 11:32am

Re: Re: socks / numbers / cuteness
Ditch the underwear and concentrate on personal hygiene. Those thin nylon socks dry very guickly and you can wear 2 layers for extra friction protection (although it is rarely needed because they a...

In Gear Lists » some input on my current gear list please
February 05, 11:14am

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