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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: 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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LEKI Super Makalu Cor-tec P.A.
I've used these for a couple of years and have just decided to go with a much lighter set of poles. I began as a one pole guy and progressed to two over a period of time. I always felt that these ...

In Trekking Poles
April 22, 5:04pm

Photon Micro-Light 1 White light
The new model of this light which I recently began using is much as was described in the initial review. I never used the original so can't attest to this one being twice as bright in full mode. T...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 21, 5:57pm
I am quick to judge a company by my perception of their customer service (see my recent reviews of several ompanies). Having worked in several areas where anything but excellence is not accepted and I...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 07, 6:25am

Granite Gear Customer Service (???)
I think that if Granite Gear expects customers to spend $17 to $18 ($8.20 to ship them back and $9 get the return) on shipping charges to get the correct shoulder strap and hip belt sizes, saving them...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 06, 7:10am

Mountain Gear
I've now placed a few orders with Mountain Gear. Their stock seems to agree with their stated ship time,(usually 2+ business days if in stock), but for some reason there is a problem shipping in l...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 04, 6:32am
My experience with BCG is much the same as everyone else's. It seems that the ONLY way to order is by phone and specifically ask the availability of each item AND have a verification done. It irri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 03, 9:09am

MoonTrail Customer Service
I just had the pleasure of dealing with Dan at MoonTrail for the fourth time. All four times the items, regardless of how large or small, were shipped out the same day. The items that they sell tend t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 02, 1:25pm

Moosejaw the company
In contrast to the previous review, I've never had a problem dealing with Moosejaw. Since mid November I've placed orders for clothing and gear for well over $1000 spread out over 12 orders. T...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 5:42pm

Kahtoola KTS Aluminum crampons
I decided some time ago that the Alpin 6 point crampons I was using on the trail just didn't give me the kind of traction I needed, and they required a fairly stiff boot. When I discovered the Kah...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 05, 2:26pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
I've yet to use my Helios above 6500', but have had no problems at and below that level, even in below zero F conditions. The flame adjustment seems a bit tricky at first and I tended to set i...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 05, 2:08pm