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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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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