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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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Anyone Tried Inov8 288's?
I used a pair of 390's for winter last year, and am considering trying the new 288's. I'd be interested in getting a little feedback before buying them. -----------------------------...

In GEAR » Anyone Tried Inov8 288's?
November 06, 11:23am

Re: Re: UBE = you be
"And how would you go about getting the benighted masses to listen? Tough sledding, even in our own country, IMO." Tom... So true. Remember the conversion to metric?

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 29, 3:42pm

Re: Hot handles on snowpeak 700
I wrapped my Firelite 550 handles with 3M glass cloth tape. It insulates well and is flame resistant... I haven't managed to burn them yet on either alcohol or canister stoves.

In GEAR » Hot handles on snowpeak 700
October 29, 2:22pm

Re: Reflective Barrier in hammock
"Quoddy, what temps did you use this system in? and what was your quilt / bag rated to?" Matt... I used it with the 3 season Yeti which is, for most hangers, a 30 to 32F underquilt. I ...

In GEAR » Reflective Barrier in hammock
October 28, 2:55pm

Re: Re: Reflective Barrier in hammock
"Warbonnet Outdoors is working on this concept for the Yeti right now and its expected to come out in late 2009 or early 2010." It's coming out right now and I already have one. Af...

In GEAR » Reflective Barrier in hammock
October 28, 2:40pm

Re: face masks
Since switching to quilts for both ground and hammock camping, the winter question of keeping my head and face warm surfaced. The best item I've found, so far, is the Gill I4 Storm Hood. It is ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping in the Colder Weather
October 26, 4:06pm

Re: re: bag warmth vs. extra clothing weight
Until my custom winter Nunatak arrives in a couple of weeks the Specialist is it. I recently used it in a hammock with temperatures in the mid 20's and a brisk wind. I was wearing a set of 200 ...

In Philosophy & Technique » bag warmth vs. extra clothing weight
October 24, 7:48pm

Re: bag warmth vs. extra clothing weight
It depends upon the time of year, but in the colder seasons I go for a lightweight down jacket/parka and sometimes lightweight down pants to make the hours before sleep and the early morning hours ...

In Philosophy & Technique » bag warmth vs. extra clothing weight
October 24, 3:37pm

Re: beaver fever
Early in October I was on a hike during which I only used Pur. Just over a week after returning I was hit with giardia. Severe stomach cramping, gaseous, extreme weakness, and I had to force liquid...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Do you filter?
October 23, 5:40am

Re: Powdered milk question
I use Nido (Amazon.com) and find that 60g (2.1oz) added to about 16oz of water tastes about right. I take the 360g tins and package six snack zip bags from it. Mixed (in a 20oz bottle) with two Car...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered milk question
October 22, 7:23am

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