I haven't posted lately. Too busy with projects. About the image and copyright stuff: I own the copyright to HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN LIGHTWEIGHT CAMPING AND HIKING GEAR. By publishing the designs, I threw them into the public domain for anyone to use. This was in the Dark Ages before the WWW, of course, so paper publishing was my way of getting good DIY stuff out there. I also wanted to light a fire under the manufacturers. Some of the designs got made, but the lightweight stuff didn't catch on. Ultralight and DIY needed a Ray Jardine.
The publisher, TAB Books inserted a statement after the copyright saying that images could be reproduced only with permission of the publisher. If it were up to me, you could post anything in the book (except the cover art! I didn't do that and don't know who did. The editor's teen-aged child, I imagine. What an embarrassment! Probably paid her out of my royalties such as they were. Past tense, notice.) The book is out of print and I seriously doubt that TAB would care (or notice) if you wanted to reproduce or post images -- unless you use them in an actual book. But I'm not a lawyer and that is NOT advice -- legal or otherwise. As far as I am concerned, you can post anything you like. Earlier posts make it sound as if it would be OK.
Anyway, most of the designs are way out of date. Some are awful, incompetent and embarrassing. Besides, we didn't even have fleece back then; it was just a rumor. We barely had fire. And practically no ultralight materials. Time marches on. So do the design possibilities.
Latest projects have included a nifty way to make gaiters that stay in place without Velcro, a nice little Rushton-type canoe, a quiet shooting bag, a custom day-pack that meets my idiosyncratic needs, an improved hammock, lots of experiments with hand loaded ammunition, and the construction of hiking trails all over the Southwest.
Always looking for better ideas,
Vick Roling Hines
(Spock, US Perimeter Bicycle Tour '79, Up the Rio Grande '89, AT '03, '04, '07)