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Art Tyszka (arttyszka) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Minnesota
About Me 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.
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All Forum Posts by Art Tyszka

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Re: FS: Exped Synmat Hyperlite MW
John, I'm curious what you think of these new pads, you're the first I've heard that has one in the flesh. I'm thinking of the Exped M as a replacement for my XLite, but am waiting...

In Gear Swap » FS: Exped Synmat Hyperlite MW
April 02, 10:45am

Why not ask Tim if he can use something heavier than his 20D if you want it burly? Not sure what your intended use is, but I've always considered 20D substantial for UL. I'd be afraid som...

In GEAR » Inexpensive Climashield Apex/Prism Sleeping Bags
March 24, 9:05am

Re: Re: Zpacks "Arc Haul - Zip" in Cuben first impressions
John A, you should be dancing a tad more. I've been introducing a buddy of mine to UL over the last 2 years. We hiked SEKI last year and this year (God willing) Glacier. I've been talk...

In GEAR » Zpacks "Arc Haul - Zip" in Cuben first impressions
March 15, 7:09am

Re: MLD Duomid top vent won't close?
Take the plastic hoop out. It's a lot easier to do before pitching (IMHO) if you suspect you'll need it closed, but can be done from inside once it's pitched.

In GEAR » MLD Duomid top vent won't close?
February 22, 10:53am

Sold - thanks!

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Cuben Solo InnerNet
February 16, 8:25am

I've had a few recurring questions . . . Its weight - MLD website says 7 oz, my scale says 7.9. Version - this is Ron's latest with the true bath tub and corner struts as shown on his ...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Cuben Solo InnerNet
February 13, 7:22am

No longer SPF
Still available.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Cuben Solo InnerNet
February 11, 8:51pm

SOLD Brand new Solo InnerNet, bought late last year and never used. This is the newer version with the bathtub floor and corner struts. It's only ben set up in my basement and fitted to my Du...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Cuben Solo InnerNet
February 11, 8:29pm

Hi Ted, can you please post a pic of the Core? Thanks Art

In Gear Swap » Suunto Watches - Core and Ambit2
February 08, 11:06am

Re: Re: MLD and EE
John, thanks. I have Ron's new "Mountain 10d" on my Superlight bivy and agree the fabric is really nice. What size did you go with and how well does the Spirit wrap around you? T...

In GEAR » Climashield thickness in MLD Spirit and EE Prodigy
January 22, 2:38pm

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