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Greyson Howard (Greyhound) - BPL Guest

My Locale Sierra Nevada
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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Vote for bivy/tarp
Living and backpacking in the Sierra, most nights I can leave the tarp in my pack, and hit the ground with the bivy for wind, bug, and even light moisture protection (My Titanium Goat Basic Bivy ke...

In GEAR » Poll: Tarp/Bivy vs. Tent
August 12, 7:30pm

Re: Ultralight Camera Lighting
That's exactly what I was looking for, definitely not too long. As I think you've guessed, I've been reading up on, and now that I have a tentative grasp on cameras and ...

In Photography » Bring along lighting?
August 09, 12:06am

Bring along lighting?
This is a question generally aimed at the ultralight sinners who carry big photo kits (SLR's, multiple lenses). Does anybody bring along flashes for evening or night shots? Fill lighting? An...

In Photography » Bring along lighting?
August 08, 9:37pm

Re: Why do you do it?
For me, it's a lot of things. While this summer will be my first summer carrying lots of heavy gear, I've taken backcountry photography seriously for a while now. First, it was to captu...

In Photography » Why do you do it?
June 01, 5:04pm

Re: New SLR user
As I mentioned before, after exaustive study, I picked the Canon 450D with the kit 18-55 IS and the 50 1.8 prime to get me started. I am very impressed with the 450D, but I can already immediatl...

In Photography » SLR users, confess
May 29, 6:06pm

Re: Where do you carry your camera?
This is also a question I have after my recent SLR purchase. I have been thinking about a lowepro on a chest harness, but I'd like to here what others do. As for the trekking pole issue, I r...

In Photography » Professional Perspectives on Backcountry Photography
May 23, 9:49pm

If I had my choice for a stealth color, it would be a dull green/grey: even if it doesn't match every surrounding exactly it really doesn't stand out anywhere in nature. I've found w...

In GEAR » Stealth colors
May 07, 10:31pm

Re: SMD Traveler - In development
That does look like a nice pack, I haven't been one of the panel loader fanatics on these forums (you know who you are), but this seems like a great set up.

In GEAR » SMD Traveler - In development
April 29, 8:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: SLR users, confess
Well I bit the bullet, and ordered the new Canon 450D (Rebel XSI). I'll start off with the kit lens, an image stabilized 18-55mm, then pick up a nicer lens when I figure out what focal lengt...

In Photography » SLR users, confess
April 29, 8:25pm

Nice report
Very nice report and photos for Skyline to the Sea, I really like that trail, and would like to go back and do it again as an ultralight hiker. What was your gear list for the trip - I gleaned t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Skyline to the Sea Trail, Santa Cruz Mountains
April 22, 11:15pm

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