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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: Re: Carbon trekking poles under stress in a pyramid style shelter
Greg... The photos were in my original posting of "Sublite in the Snow", but are also in Roger Caffin's article today, "Pitching a Tent in the Snow". You'll see the extr...

In GEAR » Carbon trekking poles under stress in a pyramid style shelter
February 25, 10:47am

Re: Carbon trekking poles under stress in a pyramid style shelter
Mike... I used the TiGoat poles in similar situations, but extended toward their maximum length there is a real danger of the upper part of the lower pole splintering if put under load. This happen...

In GEAR » Carbon trekking poles under stress in a pyramid style shelter
February 25, 10:24am

Re: Re: Gros Morne
Erik... Yes, we drove the entire west coast all the way to L'Anse aux Meadows, but we stopped and hiked extensively in the Gros Morne region before we headed further north. The trip, once away ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Gros Morraine NP/ Newfoundland, Canada
February 24, 4:03pm

Re: Re: Sublite under snow
Doug and others, too.... As I mentioned in my original thread, I sent the Sublite Sil back to Henry for inspection and repair. He determined at that time to change the connecting material from a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Sublite Tent Review
February 24, 8:08am

Re: ZPacks Blast 18 Weight with listed options
Darin... If you checked the site from the OP's listed link and added the weights you'd see that the pack weighs 5.85 oz. My Blast 26 with only a slightly different option list weighed 6.3 oz.

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Blast 18
February 20, 10:50am

Re: ULA Ohm
David... My Ohm is a large and the distance between where the shoulder straps are sewn and the bottom of the hip belt attachment is 21.5" (M/L Conduit is 20.75"). My torso length is 20.7...

February 20, 6:27am

Re: Most expensive item
My McHale full Dyneema LBP 36. ($780)

In GEAR » Most expensive?
February 20, 5:56am

Ohm Hip Belt (Photos)
I measured the hip belt and padding. It's 5.5" wide where it joins the pack and 1.75" where it joins the webbing. The gridstop that's visible in the center photo is what attache t...

February 19, 9:50am

Re: ask ULA may be
Ivan... That yellow cord you see on the Ohm is not shock cord, it's actual cord so that the pack can be compressed using the attached cord lock.

In GEAR » yellow shock cord
February 19, 7:26am

Re: Re: Ohm Hip Belt
OK, OK, I'll try to load a few things in the pack later this morning and get a photo or two of the hip belt. In the meantime... John... The hip belt wings on my large Ohm extend 10" from ...

February 19, 7:17am

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