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John Haley (Quoddy) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale New York/Vermont Border
About Me I retired in October 2006. Previously a meteorologist for twenty years with the U.S. Air Force, an advanced skydiving instructor for the R.A.F., EMT, Ambulance Dispatcher, and an operations manager for a trucking company.

Regular wilderness and trail hiker. Presently in the SUL gear range.
(Sub 3 for three seasons)

I can almost always be found in the company of my Welsh Springer Spaniel, "Quoddy"...that's where I got the trailname Quoddy.
CityPetersburgh
StateNew York
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.trailjournals.com/Quoddy
My PDF Gear ListQuoddy's Sub 3 Gear List for 3 Season's Plus

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All Forum Posts by John Haley

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Re: Neo Air Seat as Pillow
Michael... Although not answering your actual question, you might consider using the FlexAir Ultralight pillow (0.56oz) sold here on BPL. I didn't particularly like using this pillow until I tr...

In GEAR » Neo Air Seat as Pillow
April 26, 5:57am

Re: New MLD Dyneema X Colors
The color on the posted swatch is good since I like a gray/green.

In Chaff » NEW MLD Dyneema X Colors
April 25, 8:44am

Re: Nunatak Weights
Mine seems to be nearly spot on. Custom 6'1" Arc Specialist with 1oz overfill and 0.8 Pertex inside and out weighs right on 17oz. Although it's a fairly new item for me I'm really ...

In GEAR » Question About Nunatak Weights
April 20, 2:02pm

Re: Neoair & pillow
I, like Monty used a Flex Air pillow on top of the NeoAir. It didn't seem to move at all the entire time I was laying on it, in fact even I stayed in the same position on my side the entire nig...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
April 18, 10:29am

Re: phone cameras
I'll struggle along with my Blackberry Storm with 3.2 mp camera, GPS, recorder, and music (which I seldom listen to). Not much more to ask for.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Camera for ultralight purposes
April 17, 12:43pm

Re: Anyone own a ULA Catalyst backpack?
Matt... If you're seriously interested in the Catalyst I'd suggest that you order it from Brian. If it's not all that you thought it would be you can send it back. The only thing that i...

In GEAR » Anyone own a ULA Catalyst backpack?
April 15, 1:48pm

For me, it's a reflection of who I am
For many years the long hikes I took were while carrying heavily loaded packs. I was younger then and it seemed that the effort and pain involved were part of the experience. As I grew older and th...

In Philosophy & Technique » WHY?
April 14, 7:21am

Re: Thorofare Pants and Shirt Both Size Large
I accidentally deleted a PM which may have (or may not have) referred to this thread. Please re-send.

In Gear Swap » Thorofare Pants and Shirt Both Size Large
April 13, 7:43am

Thorofare Pants and Shirt Both Size Large
I bought this set specifically for use on the Colorado Trail during bug season, but have postponed that trek. They are brand new, never worn, both tan. $45 each or $85 for the set shipping included...

In Gear Swap » Thorofare Pants and Shirt Both Size Large
April 11, 7:47am

Re: Size of Regular Regular NeoAir Pad
Franco... My Regular NeoAir folded into thirds is 7.5"(19cm)x 3.5"(9cm) (caliper readings), is 6'1"(185.5cm) long and weighs 13.05oz(370g). Lighter/longer/packs smaller than a...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
April 09, 7:13am

All Reader Reviews by John Haley

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Warbonnet BlackBird
I've used several hammocks and always had the feeling, "if only it had". Then I bought a Warbonnet BlackBird. The hammock was designed by, and is hand built by, a long time hammocker and...

In Shelters - Hammocks & Accessories
July 04, 8:40am

Mountain Laurel Designs
Having dealt with Ron Bell for several years and after purchasing tarps, shelters, bivies, and packs... as well as many minor products, I consider Ron's service, help, and products as good as it g...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 21, 3:45pm

Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
This is a perfect jacket, but the parka hood made me drop my score from a 5(+) to a 4. At 7.5oz for a Large, it's the lightest jacket I own, by far. Packs up smaller than a softball. Perfect over...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 15, 2:40pm

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I bought the 90 to use in conjunction with the MB pillow to make what amounts to a 3/4 mat. When I use it in shoulder seasons and into winter, I add a GG Nightlight Torso to the bottom end by punching...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 04, 12:28pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Revelation
I had the chance to begin using my very lightest gear recently. Loaded up this pack with all my gear and food for a slightly rainy weekend. With two 20oz bottles of water the total packweight was 9.5 ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 29, 1:02pm

GlobalStar SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker
I purchased a SPOT Personal Satellite Trackier unit from REI and activated it with GlobalStar for unlimited service on January 24. The product and service are almost totally useless for anyone who is ...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 28, 9:39am

5.11 gear Tactical nylon pants
I've had a chance to use the nylon canvas version of the 5.11 Tactical pants and have found them to be close to ideal. Slightly heavier than the Railrider's or REI counterpart, they are still ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 04, 4:40pm

Packafeather Featherfire
I've now had a chance to use the FeatherFire on several hikes and it continues to impress me. The adjustability of the flame is great and really allows for simmering after reaching a boil at the h...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 03, 7:32am

Feathered Friends Customer Service
Rather than write paragraphs concerning trying to get the actual product and color I'd ordered, let me just say that after three attempts to get the right item I'm still waiting. The only reas...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 31, 12:44pm

Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
I waited until after I completed my thru hike of the Long Trail to post this review. I wanted to take them through the wringer that this trail provides and see how they faired…the answer was varied. S...

In Trekking Poles
September 14, 7:32am