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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: Re: Re: Zipper location still a ?
I have an MLD Soul Sidezip bivy. It can be made in either momentum or eVent. You could even have 0.6oz cuben fiber for the underside, if you wanted that. This, to me, is one of, if not THE, best bi...

In GEAR » Bivy bag advice
October 21, 3:25pm

Re: Montbell vs. WM
I've had similar experiences as Dave with WM, MB, FF, and Nunatak. WM... Good quality and well filled (but I could never find a size that I was comfortable in). MB (UL SS)... just (barely) e...

In GEAR » Montbell vs. WM
October 21, 7:00am

Re: Zipper location still a ?
Before making the change to quilts I used right sided zippered bags with a left sided zipped bivy. Where a difference would come in is if the bivy had a long zip, mine doesn't. In my case it me...

In GEAR » Bivy bag advice
October 21, 6:45am

Re: Bump?
Making a post which moves a thread topic to the top of the page for more looks.

In Gear Swap » Bump?
October 20, 7:35am

Re: Helios Feathered Friends Down Jacket FS
For all of you purchasers... it might be noted that, for some reason, the Helios line runs a full size small. FF will verify this with a call. I measure exactly for an L, but was advised, several t...

In Gear Swap » Helios Feathered Friends Down Jacket FS
October 20, 6:43am

Re: Bivy bag advice
"They will all be used with a tarp in bad weather too." Having said that, you might consider a Momentum bivy. I've seen many first time bivy buyers go with a heavier and waterproof...

In GEAR » Bivy bag advice
October 20, 6:34am

SOLD: ZPacks Blast 26 SOLD
Sold on another forum.

In Gear Swap » ZPacks Blast 26 for sale
October 15, 10:29am

Re: Determining Quilt Width
Hi David... The width will depend upon what type of sleeper you are. Moving around and turning often will require a slightly wider quilt, unless you keep it strapped down fairly tight (I don't)...

In GEAR » Determining Quilt Width
October 15, 7:48am

Re: Re: Nunatak ratings
Donna... I have a custom quilt being made at this time which may be of interest to you. It's in the Arc Alpinist/Specialist size, but with 3" baffles, differential cut, and slightly ove...

In GEAR » Nunatak
September 30, 7:11am

Re: Re: Re: Starbucks VIA instant coffee
I bought six boxes of twelve, three Colombian and three Italian roast, mainly for hikes that are longer than four days... when fresh ground coffee would become very stale. I found that I like mixin...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Starbucks instant coffee
September 30, 6:22am

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