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Greyson Howard (Greyhound) - BPL Guest

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About Me Backpacker, hiker, camper, climber, backcountry skier, mountain biker who writes, takes pictures and video.
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All Forum Posts by Greyson Howard

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Re: Re: Skurka looking for expedition ideas
Get a real job??? Andrew is one of the lucky few who does what he loves for work, rather than tolerating work and saving up to occasionally do what he loves. Andrew, keep doing this as long as yo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Skurka looking for expedition ideas
January 13, 9:00pm

Re: Quilts
I have a Jacks'R'Better quilt, and have not rigged any straps to go under me or my pad, but haven't had any problems. I don't toss and turn much in my sleep (I normally wake up i...

In GEAR » Quilts
January 09, 7:08pm

Re: Bivy Bug Protection
I've tried sleeping in the same spring headnet, and haven't been as successfully. Instead I use a bivy with a sewn in headnet, suspended by my trekking poles, and have found this to be a g...

In GEAR » Bivy Bug Protection
December 23, 12:08pm

While I won't argue about the merit of these shelters at this point, my take on Golite is it fills a unique niche as a company. Golite, at its size, is more of a gateway drug to ultra light, a...

In GEAR » 2008 Golite Shelters @
December 20, 11:54pm

Re: Side vs Chest Bivy Entry
I have the previous generation of Ti Goat bivy with a chest zip, and don't find it particularly difficult to get in and out of. I just sit on the head, swing my legs under, and slide in.

In GEAR » Side vs Chest Bivy Entry
December 17, 9:17pm

Bike protection
My two cents come from a few years as a bike mechanic: Depending on the weather you expect, I would want my tarp to also cover most of the bicycle, particularly the headset, seat tube (keep water ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO tent for mountain bike overnighter
December 17, 7:41pm

Epic does breath well unless ice freezes in the gaps between the fibers. I think Epic would make sense for pants used with a more weather-proof jacket or a poncho.

In GEAR » epic pants
December 09, 9:33pm

Re: zip off pants
I have been using zip-ff convertibles for two years, and rarely turn them into shorts because I prefer the sun/brush/bug protection of pants, and don't find I overheat in them even in hot weath...

In GEAR » Convertible / Zip-Off Pants ?
December 07, 6:22pm

Re: 2007 Backpacking Light Picks
Thanks for the information Roger. My top 3: Jacks'R'Better No Sniveler quilt: comfortable, warm, versatile, and well made.I slept warm every night I used it this summer, even when other...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 05, 7:22pm

Re: 2007 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
Roger, we really, really, REALLY need to know more about your tent.

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 04, 11:09pm

All Reader Reviews by Greyson Howard

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Jacks R Better No Sniveller quilt
I have used this quilt 15 nights this summer, all in the northern Sierra in the greater Lake Tahoe area. Temperatures were between the low 30's and the high 40's. The quilt was used in con...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 17, 7:28pm

Six Moon Designs Comet
I have used this pack a total of 17 days this summer, including 15 on a thru-hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail. The pack volume and design suit my needs perfectly for carrying up to 5 days worth of food,...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 17, 7:18pm

Titanium Goat Basic Bivy
This review is for the large bivy with the old-style bug headnet (a mesh headnet bag sewn across the chest, pulled over the head, under the bivy). This is the best value hands down in water resista...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 17, 7:07pm

Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 F, 800 down
The phantom 32 was my first light-weight item, and is still my favorite. Loft is great, the hood fits great, and there is enough room for me to add a down jacket or vest. The one downside is the .85 ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 13, 11:34pm

REI Minimalist Bivy Sack
During the time I have used this bivy, I have experienced no condensation, even when the single wall tent I was in was dripping. I have not found a great solution to getting the bug-mesh away from my...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
December 10, 12:09am

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
I've spent 3 solid days in this rain suit in a storm in Point Reyes, and one in the Sierra foothills. The suit was totally water and windproof, breathed very well (sweat only under pack straps and...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 07, 10:05pm

Golite Den 2
Similar to tarptent designs, but no vestibule and made out of Golite's heavy-duty silnylon, so it weighs a little more (3.5 lbs). I have used it in Tahoe National Forest where it was used for me and a...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
November 25, 11:08pm

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Max Compact
I found this pad to be extremely comfortable (better than the bed I slept on through college), but it doesn't take much to get a chill through it. I bought a Gossamer Gear Thinlight pad for insulation...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
November 25, 11:01pm