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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: Cord for linelocs
Aircore 2, being 1.5mm, will work fine. Any line of that type/material between 1.5 and 2.0mm is OK. Less than 1.5mm tends to slip in the linelocs, and much over 2.0mm is difficult to wedge in the s...

In GEAR » Cord for linelocs
January 23, 6:44am

Re: Re: PHD
It seems that I had quite the opposite result from my dealing with PHD. I had good communication throughout, received my Yukon pullover in 12 days, and found it to be a top notch product. Their pro...

In GEAR » PHD problems
January 21, 6:28am

Re: Re: actually
"Ken - I was looking for the link on how to dye dyneema, but was unable to find it. Do you dye it using regular RIT dye or is there some other additive that is needed?" Nathan... The f...

In GEAR » ULA Ohm price increase and option decease?
January 16, 7:50am

Re: Down sleeping bags for side sleepers (with stretch)
I usually move around a lot, and because of that switched from WM bags to Montbell SS. After several years of using MB's I bought my first Nunatak quilt, a Specialist, for 3 season use. I use i...

In GEAR » Down sleeping bags for side sleepers (with stretch)
January 16, 7:35am

Re: MLD "Newt" Pack (SubProphet)
Looks very close to my personal favorite MLD pack, the Revelation, only in Dyneema grid this time.

In GEAR » MLD "Newt" Pack (SubProphet)
January 02, 7:04am

Re: "Christmas Loot! Show us what ya got!"
Nunatak custom 10 degree winter quilt. Alpinist sized, but baffled to 3", differentially cut, and with just over a pound of down. Total weight 27.4oz in 1.0 Pertex Quantum with Taffeta interio...

In GEAR » Christmas Loot! Show us what ya got!
December 25, 7:48am

Re: Which bivy do I buy? Your vote decides!
The Soul Side Zip is my choice. I like the ease of entry and exit combined with the generous netting. I doubt any other bivy will ever replace it, for me. I, too, think that eVent in conjunction wi...

In GEAR » Which bivy do I buy? Your vote decides!
December 24, 7:25am

Re: Re: Re: What size of cooking pot do you use?
For most hikes I use a FireLite SUL 550, and a Caldera cone, which is just the amount of water I need for the freeze dried supper meal. For breakfast, the oatmeal (or whatever) uses half the water ...

In GEAR » What size of cooking pot do you use?
December 16, 11:23am

Re: Re: PHD Ultra Down Pullover
I posted before seeing your latest post... which makes my glowing report on their pullover irrelevant for your case.

In GEAR » Light weight down jackets, how warm are they?
December 13, 6:54am

Re: MLD Colours
Yes, Mark, mine is slate. Here are the colors direct from the MLD Soul Side Zip bivy site.

In GEAR » MLD Colours
December 13, 6:35am

All Reader Reviews by John Haley

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MontBell Downhugger Super Stretch #7
I used this on my thru hike of the Long Trail in August. My concern was if this bag rated at 50F would keep me warm in the northern part of the hike in higher elevations. I found that I could sleep in...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
September 08, 8:19pm

Backpacking Light Firelite SUL-500 Cookpot
I have the new 550 version. I purchased it with the handles since it was over $9 cheaper than the handleless on BPL (other sites have them at the same price), and on the BPL scale weighed only .3 oz m...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 07, 1:51pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
I'd been using the JB for almost a year but especially grew to love it on my recent Long Trail thru hike. While others were attempting to get their stoves lit and operating correctly, I was done c...

In Stoves - Canister
September 02, 4:21pm

Inov8 Terroc 330 - Men's
I decided to wear my Terrocs rather than my Roclites for my recent Long Trail thru hike. It turned out to be an excellent choice. With virtually no break in I experienced absolutely no blisters in 280...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 31, 4:17pm

Integral Designs Silponcho
I just retured from a thru hike of the Long Trail where I had the chance to really check the cape out. I used it in conditions varying from light rain to torrential thunderstorms and it did an excelle...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 31, 4:06pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I just had yet another quickly filled order from ProLite Gear. Actually this was the first time there was any glitch at all (due to an inventory problem), which was quickly solved by a phone call from...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 10, 5:21am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I decied to try this pad with my Conduit and have a double purpose item and for that it definitely excels. Firm structure in the pack, and more comfort than I expected from the pad while sleeping. Onc...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
May 16, 12:19pm

Tarptent Contrail
I've had a chance to get the Contrail out on a hike now and put some of the new ideas for it into effect. (Conduit and long Montbell SS are included for reference). The two hiking pole front de...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
May 12, 8:41pm

ULA Conduit
Finally got the chance to load this one up and head out for a few days. I began a bit under 20 lbs, but had the chance to camel up at one point and get up to about 28 for awhile. The Conduit handled i...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 9:50am

Inov8 RocLite 315
I just returned from a multi day hike which involved stream crossings, trekking through 2 foot deep snow, and picking my way over heavy duty rock fields. These shoes were comfortable throughout the hi...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 09, 9:36am