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Art Tyszka (arttyszka) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Minnesota
About Me 43, and in some of the best shape of my life after losing 50 lbs a couple years ago. I've always loved getting "out there" and backpacking is one of my preferred ways. I spend as much time as I can backpacking and car camping with my kids during the Summer. I'm an avid target shooter and enjoy kayaking with my family, ATVing and snowmobiling, and just about anything that get's me in the outdoors.
CityPlymouth
StateMN
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.loyalshepherd.com
My PDF Gear List3 Season Solo Gear List

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All Forum Posts by Art Tyszka

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SOLD
Sold to Ethan. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » GG LT4S 1.5 with extras
October 24, 2:36pm

GG LT4S 1.5 with extras
SOLD By "1.5" I mean 1 1/2 of a set. The lower section on one of the poles broke, so what you're getting is one full pole and a perfectly good upper section. A replacement lower sec...

In Gear Swap » GG LT4S 1.5 with extras
October 24, 1:45pm

Camps
Baptism River the first night and Section 13 the second.

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior Hiking Trail - Caribou Wayside to Lake Co Rd 6
October 20, 8:12am

Superior Hiking Trail - Caribou Wayside to Lake Co Rd 6
This was last weekend, Oct 11-12, still a bit of color out there and very few hikers on these sections. 28 miles, 2 nights, Saturday got a bit colder than forecast as my dog's water bowl had i...

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior Hiking Trail - Caribou Wayside to Lake Co Rd 6
October 19, 11:12pm

Great report
Ryan, nice report and photos. I do like that area of the SHT.

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT Castle Danger to Lutsen 7/29-8/3/2014
August 15, 5:46pm

Re: Re: Summer quilt
Michael, to follow up on your Rev Pro comment - I have a MBULSS #3, an Enigma and a Rev from EE. The MBULSS hasn't gone with me since I got my first EE quilt . . .

In GEAR » Possible Problem with MontBell 800 #5
August 12, 6:18pm

Ursack given IGBC certification
This is certainly good news. Now we'll see how long it takes (and if) the NPS to allow them. July 24, 2014 The 2014 Ursack S29 AllWhite has been given IGBC certification number 3738. It ...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
July 28, 11:18am

Re: Re: Millennials and the Backcountry
"Indoctrination" like the Boy Scout Law? Yeah, pretty terrible stuff . . . Boy Scout Law A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Che...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Millennials and the Backcountry
July 23, 8:46pm

Re: Re: BareBoxer Contender 101 heavier than advertised
Ken, I've had chocolate turn molten when forgetting to not leave my BV in the sun. I've thought about a light coat of white spray paint to solve this. Spray the inside and it should be so...

In GEAR » BareBoxer Contender
July 09, 1:21pm

Re: Great help
+1 to John's comments. I have the perimeter netting on my Cuben Solomid and have no complaints, even in heavy bug pressure providing I'm on relatively smooth ground. The netting lays pret...

In GEAR » Bug Skirt?
July 08, 11:44am

All Reader Reviews by Art Tyszka

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Enlightened Equipment Revelation X
This was my first quilt, and I couldn't be happier. I needed a new cold weather bag, so I went with the 20F 6' Wide and had the 30% over stuff. The loft on this quilt is incredible, more tha...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
May 29, 5:53pm

gossamer murmur
I would have liked to give the 2012 Murmur a 4.5 if I could have. My only criticism is that the stitching is not as well done as I would have expected. There were a few loose threads in some of the ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 09, 7:20pm

REI Revelcloud Jacket
I actually liked a lot about this jacket, but I ended up returning it to REI for one simple reason - it didn't keep me warm. The fit and quality is excellent, I especially like the breast pocke...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 17, 12:14pm

Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
I couldn't ask for more in a lightweight down insulating layer. The MB UL Down Inner Parka is awesome in every regard. The fit of the XL is perfect for me and leaves plenty of room for a fleec...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 17, 12:07pm

Exped SynMat UL 7
I spent a fair amount of time researching the available pads before I upgraded to an UL sleeping pad. My sleep and rest is too important to me to use a foam mat, as a side sleeper, I need more suppor...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 13, 9:48am