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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.
StateNew York
My Website URL
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: Re: Fenix LD01 - Noise?
I've never heard it and just turned on my LD01 the listen closely... nothing in any mode.

In GEAR » Fenix LD01 - Noise?
March 08, 6:59am

Re: Re: New Gear List; Mora knives
Brad... I first looked at the Mora knives for the Shoemaker's knife (#1472) at 1.75oz it's close to perfect for UL use. The old standby #1 is hard to beat, but there are so many variations...

In Gear Lists » New Gear List
March 07, 10:47am

Re: Jam/Exos/Circuit/ohm
Alice... Knowing how the ULA sizes run, I'd say you have a good chance of having the M Ohm fit you... so don't rule it out. I've always liked Brian's packs that were listed about 1&...

In GEAR » anyone used a ULA Circuit and a Osprey Exos 46?
March 07, 10:38am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: New Gear List; Mora knives
OK, Brad, you must have x-ray vision while handling the knives. Slight correction to the fourth knife as well... I was going from memory before I just looked it up. In order they are: Triflex c...

In Gear Lists » New Gear List
March 07, 6:45am

Re: Re: New ULA Ohm
I've loaded mine up with all my gear, a week's food, and a couple of liters of water. Although it was barely into the low 20 pound range it was totally comfortable and supportive when I wen...

March 06, 4:52pm

Re: Re: Re: New Gear List; Mora knives
Justin.... The fourth from the top is a Mora. Not a full tang, but not bad considering the cost. The handle sets it quite well.

In Gear Lists » New Gear List
March 06, 3:02pm

Re: MLD Pack
That packs looks like the Prophet of that era, and was/is a nice piece of gear.

In Gear Swap » Much to go!
March 05, 1:51pm

Re: Re: Starbucks new instant coffee
Reading this thread just inticed me to buy 2 boxes of each type. Up until now I've been using my own home roasted specialty coffee, grinding it the day before I left and placing it in individua...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » starbucks new instant coffee
March 05, 12:44pm

Re: Need Advice on Which Headlamp?
Lawton... LD01 (1 AAA Wt=0.5oz) Stats: Three output modes: 27 Lumens (3.5hrs) -> 10 Lumens (8.5hrs) -> 80 Lumens (1hrs) In other words 3.5 hours with good trail lighting. LD10 (1 AA W...

In GEAR » Need Advice on Which Headlamp?
March 04, 11:19am

Re: How is THIS Allowed
I can see how some might think that I over stated how I felt about this, but when the poster's only post, ever, is to state that there are problems with the product and to call for instructions...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » How is THIS Allowed
March 03, 6:38am

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