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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: Your best gear of 2009
Well, I'm about the opposite of Nick, as I haven't purchased new UL backpacking equipment this year - only accumulating winter gear for my first season of snow camping over the last few wee...

In GEAR » Your best gear of 2009
December 06, 1:07pm

Re: Specs true on REI site?
Hi Eric, I don't have a scale, but after seeing your post decided to stuff the bag into the provided stuff sack (not a compression sack). It was more difficult to stuff completely than my Mo...

In GEAR » Golite Venture 0 winter bag?
December 02, 7:59pm

REI Arete ASL 2 thoughts?
Hello, I recently started the thread asking about floorless shelter technique, as the Golite pyramid shelters on sale at REI offered an affordable entry into winter camping for me. After that h...

In Winter Hiking » REI Arete ASL 2 thoughts?
November 25, 10:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Golite Venture 0 winter bag?
For others considering this bag while it's on sale, I received mine, and am impressed with the construction and design. I haven't been able to take it out yet, so can't speak to it'...

In GEAR » Golite Venture 0 winter bag?
November 25, 10:42pm

Re: 2 vs 3 vs 1 vs none
Thanks so much for the input everyone, the blog and snow camping photos will really be helpful. Clearly a consideration will be what kind of campsites will be available, something I don't kn...

In Winter Hiking » floorless shelter techique
November 20, 3:45pm

Re: Re: floorless shelter techique
We'll I guess an advantage of living up here is the ability to experiment and practice... Alright, I'm back thinking about a floorless shelter again (you guys aren't any good for my ...

In Winter Hiking » floorless shelter techique
November 19, 9:52pm

Re: Re: Golite Venture 0 winter bag?
Thanks Douglas, I'm going to give the venture a shot - always have REI's return policy if it doesn't seem too lofty or doesn't fit.

In GEAR » Golite Venture 0 winter bag?
November 19, 5:44pm

Re: ice
Thanks everybody. I was tempted by the Golite Shangri-la 2 or 3 on sale at the REI outlet, but I think I'll stick to picking up 0 degree sleeping bag and renting 4 season tents as a newbie to w...

In Winter Hiking » floorless shelter techique
November 19, 4:18pm

floorless shelter techique
Hello folks, I'm considering a Golite Shangri-la or similar shelter for winter snow camping. I've never been winter camping, but I live in the Sierra, so it's time to start taking...

In Winter Hiking » floorless shelter techique
November 18, 8:50pm

Golite Venture 0 winter bag?
Hey folks, Anybody have any experience/opinions on the Golite Venture 0 sleeping bag? I'm looking for a winter bag, and there seem to be some good deals out there on this one right now. ...

In GEAR » Golite Venture 0 winter bag?
November 18, 1:47pm

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