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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: Camo DuoMid
Thatks Greg. I don't actually know what the pole height was. I followed Ron's instruction to stake out the front tight then set the rear 90 degrees from the front pegs. From there, I then w...

In GEAR » MLD DuoMid Pics (yellow)
February 04, 1:39pm

Camo DuoMid
Set up my Spectralite DuoMid today and it certainly is a camo shelter in the winter! I'm working on which pegs/anchors to use. I initially used the SMC T anchors for the corners, but will proba...

In GEAR » MLD DuoMid Pics (yellow)
February 04, 12:44pm

Re: Favourite wool company
After trying all the major brands over the past few years I like the Icebreaker products best. The wool is soooo soft, warm, and well fitting.

In GEAR » Favorite Wool Company?
February 03, 12:34pm

Re: Coolest piece of gear Ever
So far the very best piece of gear that has fit into my SUL hiking style is my MLD Grace Solo tarp (Spectralite).

In GEAR » Coolest Ever
February 02, 10:05am

Re: How to contact Henry Shires
Christine... What you describe is very unlike Henry. I've always received quick replies and the one repair I needed was done promptly. The email address you showed was the one I always use.

In GEAR » How to contact Henry Shires
January 30, 5:49pm

Re: SUL 3 season gear list
A good gear list, particularly for a start. One thing, not affecting pack weight, that stood out as an error was the shoe weight. That weight is for only one shoe in an 8.5 or 9. My Terroc 330'...

In Gear Lists » SUL 3 season gear list
January 30, 5:41pm

MLD now has Color choice for Momentum
I spoke to Ron today as he was about to begin my bivy. Since I placed my order two more colors have been added to the Momentum inventory. Besides the Black there are now Coyote Brown and Slate Gra...

In GEAR » MLD now has Color choice for Momentum
January 29, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Re: prefilter
Tad... This was a spare, and slightly damaged one I'd had for awhile. One filter would make at least a half dozen caps... if one had a use for that many. They seem to run about $11 at most most...

In GEAR » What prefilter do you use with your chlorine drops?
January 25, 5:00pm

Re: prefilter
Here's the Platy filter cap with gold coffee filter screen that I showed on here a couple of years ago. I still use it now that I've switched to tablet form.

In GEAR » What prefilter do you use with your chlorine drops?
January 25, 8:42am

Re: Gros Morne
A number of years ago my wife and I hiked much of the area. The views from the plateau's of the higher mountains gave fantastic vistas of the fiord like inlets and the high mountain ponds. I re...

In Post-Trip Reports » Gros Morraine NP/ Newfoundland, Canada
January 23, 4:44pm

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