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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: Base Weight poll...
For 3 season hikes of up to 5 days I use a 3 lb base. Once the hike gets into longer range I almost automatically jump close to the 5 lb range with a slightly heavier pack along with some extra opt...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Base Weight poll...
July 28, 2:24pm

Re: Synmat7 or downmat7 ?
Troy.... How cold are you needing to go? The NeoAir will be good down to around freezing ground with it's R value of 2.5.

In GEAR » Synmat7 or downmat7
July 24, 10:04am

Pads, Side Sleeping and Comfort
I've owned and used many pads including CCF pads, self-inflators, BA AirCores, Exped DownMats, and the NeoAir. For the weight conscious CCF is the ultimate gram saver. I've used the NightLi...

In GEAR » Im Soooooo Stifffffff amd Achy :(
July 24, 7:25am

Re: Thorofare Pants and Shirt Both Size Large
Pants are SOLD. Thanks, Jeff. Shirt still available.

In Gear Swap » Thorofare Pants and Shirt Both Size Large
July 17, 5:40am

Re: Cuben Weights
1.5oz/SqYd cuben (Spectralite) is the next step up. Ron at MLD uses it for the '09 Revelation and will custom make most other gear in the MLD line using it. I have many pieces of gear made w...

In GEAR » Cuben durability
July 08, 6:54am

SOLD- MLD ZIP pack (New)
The Zip is SOLD. Thanks, Marshall.

In Gear Swap » MLD ZIP pack (New)
July 06, 7:16pm

MLD ZIP pack (New)
I still have this one and before my 6'3" hiking grandson gets it as a gift am putting it back up for only $110 including shipping. I'll eat the PayPal costs.

In Gear Swap » MLD ZIP pack (New)
July 06, 1:25pm

Thorofare Pants and Shirt Both Size Large
Bumping this for the hot summer weather. Still packaged and unused. Now $40 each or $75 for the set (and won't be going any lower) shipping included. PayPal preferred.

In Gear Swap » Thorofare Pants and Shirt Both Size Large
July 06, 1:21pm

Re: Electrolyte Drink Suggestions
I bought what seems like a lifetime supply of ElectroMIX from Amazon last year and it seems to work as good as any. I use a different flavor EmergenC in my water with supper as an added supplement....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte Drink Suggestions
July 01, 2:55pm

Re: When to put on hydropel?
I've used Hydropel for quite a long time. I begin using it the night before an extended hike, then re-apply every morning after that. I use a light coating except for an area that seems like it...

In GEAR » Managing wet feet
June 29, 5:18pm

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