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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: Pyramid style tarp shelter!
Joseph...Spectralite is the term MLD uses for cuben, so it's the same thing. Although some say silnylon is better in rougher or snow load conditions, I continue to go for Ron's Spectralite ...

In GEAR » Pyramid style tarp shelter!
February 10, 2:21pm

Re: Re: Packs that use pad for frame - a stupid idea
Strangely enough, I agree with both Roger and Ron. When I first began using a pad for a frame I placed the folded pad in the pack in the area against my back. Toward the end of a month long hike I ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Packs that use pad for frame
February 09, 11:19am

Re: Tarps!
Oware is a good choice. I have an MLD Grace Solo as my primary shelter and love it. You might check that one out. The interior hang loops and the "oh, so easy to use" LineLocks are a big...

In GEAR » Tarps!
February 09, 8:24am

Re: Re: Momentum weight
David... It's my understanding that Pertex Quantum comes in two distinct weights, the standard 0.9 to 1.0oz sq/yd and the new microlight 0.7 to 0.8oz sq/yd that my recently purchased Nunatak qu...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - SUL 40° Quilt ??
February 07, 10:54am

Re: Is there much of a wait time yet?
Adam... They're in stock now. Brian told me yesterday, and it's also noted on the Ohm listing. http://www.ula-equipment.com/ohm.htm Note: The order form has been corrected and now in...

In Gear Deals » ULA Ohm is officially up for sale
February 06, 8:27am

Re: Re: Re: The Best Place to Purchase Shoes Online?
Brian... According to the listings the 295 and 305 have the low arch. http://www.runningwarehouse.com/catpage-MRSINOV8.html

In GEAR » The Best Place to Purchase Shoes Online?
February 06, 7:59am

ULA Ohm is officially up for sale
Ohm order page just came up. I already had mine ordered by phone. http://www.ula-equipment.com/order.htm I just noticed that the hip belt pockets were ommited from the options. If you want th...

In Gear Deals » ULA Ohm is officially up for sale
February 05, 5:39pm

Re: ULA Torso Sizing Question
Brad... I'm the same torso measurement and have been using a M/L (20-22") Conduit for almost two years now. It seems to be nearly perfectly sized for our torso length. It's been my exp...

In GEAR » In between pack sizes?
February 05, 11:43am

Re: Re: Shelter
An MLD Patrol Shelter would give you good protection and would be an excellent choice without going completely to a tarp. I went with the Grace Solo tarp in Spectralite and it has worked out well f...

In Gear Lists » My shoulder season kit...
February 05, 8:11am

Re: The Best Place to Purchase Shoes Online?
I've, also, been using RW (Running Warehouse http://www.runningwarehouse.com/fpm.html)for the last two years. I've been very happy with the Inov8's and there are several models availabl...

In GEAR » The Best Place to Purchase Shoes Online?
February 05, 8:04am

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