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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.
CityAustin
StateTexas
CountryUnited States

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All Forum Posts by Vick Hines

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Re: Quilt Design Questions
Nick, 1. You can use one or two elastic straps (1/2") to hold the quilt under the pad. Velcro is a messy solution. 2. I prefer to put either velcro or zipper to fold the foot vertically and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt Design Questions
February 01, 1:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Help Me Find My Next Rain Jacket
I agree with Lynn: You can buy 9 DryDucks sets (top and bottom) for the cost of one Mica. I've never felt the need for pit zips and I use mine for bug protection at rest stops in warm weather -...

In GEAR » Help Me Find My Next Rain Jacket
January 28, 12:07pm

Re: Tyvek
I've been happy for several years of thruhiking and shorter pack trips with wallets made from three to five 4x6" ziploc bags cut to 4x4 and duct taped together. These wallets wear out ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best material to make a wallet
January 27, 6:45pm

Re: snaps
My only question is, what is the release strength of these snaps? Neither supplier seems to provide that information.

In Make Your Own Gear » Material Sourcing - Plastic Snaps
January 21, 2:01pm

Re: cuben fiber
Bill, "What would it take to really puncture the surface?" Not much. In fact it can develop small holes at the ends of seams or pull points because the only thing holding the yarns in al...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben / Down Quilt
January 21, 1:52pm

Re: thank you everyone
Like Tim says, fold the hems double to bury the raw edge. That is, unless you are putting some curve into it. Then 3/8" grossgrain makes a good edge. You will not have room with a 9x5 tarp to ...

In Make Your Own Gear » silnylon reinforcement
January 16, 3:27pm

Re: Do ridgeline add strength in small solo tarp? (A-frame style)
Your idea for the 3 piece tarp will work just fine, especially if you put some curve in the hems all around to pull out the wrinkles. On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with putting two pie...

In Make Your Own Gear » Do ridgeline add strength in small solo tarp? (A-frame style)
January 16, 3:16pm

Re: silnylon reinforcement
Mike, I stopped using reinforcements on silnylon several years ago. Prior to that, I glued them on per Roger's method and used silnylon for the reinforcements. It works and is foolproof. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » silnylon reinforcement
January 14, 5:08pm

Re: Mesh, sil-nylon or 4-way stretch for side pockets on backpack?
rusty, Another option is to use uncoated nylon for your pockets and put narrow elastic in the top seam. 1.1 oz ripstop is much lighter than spandex, and the only mesh that is lighter is Thruhiker&...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mesh, sil-nylon or 4-way stretch for side pockets on backpack?
January 14, 4:48pm

Re: REI Quarterdome UI
Make your own fly from silnylon and save some weight. Kust set the tent up and make a pattern with heavy paper and tape directly on the tent.

In Make Your Own Gear » REI Quarterdome UI
January 03, 11:46am

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