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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: Titanium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
I have an older Tigoat bivy, and it had a bag-style headnet that pulled from the zipper opening over the head of the bivy. Having the full mesh hood is great for ventilation, view, and claustrop...

In GEAR » Titanium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
April 06, 10:29pm

Re: trt comments.
Dave hit the highlights of the trip, but I carried as much as 4.5 liters of water last August (very dry year for the Sierra). For those who asked about gear, it was my first truly UL trip. Pack...

In GEAR » MLD zip and 20+ pounds???
March 26, 10:57am

Re: Re: SLR users, confess
My research continues on which SLR, which lenses, and which lottery I need to win to afford the aforementioned cameras and lenses, but to be clear - I'll be keeping my (admittedly big) point an...

In Photography » SLR users, confess
March 25, 10:56pm

I live in Truckee, and thru-hiked the rim trail last summer, so I can offer some opinions: Hiking in June, even if it means some snow and mosquitos, is probably a good thing. But there is still ...

In GEAR » MLD zip and 20+ pounds???
March 25, 10:51pm

Re: SLR users, confess
Wow, I didn't expect so many confessions so fast from our UL community, thanks everybody for your experience. Rick: What body are you shooting with; I'm just getting into in-depth resear...

In Photography » SLR users, confess
March 22, 11:05am

SLR users, confess
For those committing the ultralight sin of shooting with digital SLRs rather than cigarette-lighter sized point and shoots: What lens, or (gasp) lenses do you use? Wide angle zoom, prime lens...

In Photography » SLR users, confess
March 22, 12:12am

Re: "ULA Arctic 1000 Packs"
It's been a while since anything has been said about these packs, to the owners, what do you think? What have you used the pack for, how do you pack it, and where do you store water? Any ...

In GEAR » ULA Arctic 1000 Packs
March 01, 3:51pm

Re: Search and Rescue rain gear
Integral designs makes gear for rangers/police/search and rescue personnel. That's where I would start.

In GEAR » Search and Rescue rain gear
February 29, 9:11pm

Re: quilt hype
Quilt vs. bag will probably be debated for a long time, but like most things in life, the answer isn't black and white. The fact is some people will always prefer bags, others, quilts. I ...

In GEAR » Quilt Question
February 25, 9:02pm

Re: nope
No, no kickoff this year, although I did that in 2006 as well, just to start learning about the PCT. Honestly, between the two events in 2006, the kickoff is cooler, but pretty generally doesn&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who's going to the PCT trail fest?
February 24, 5:18pm

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