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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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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

MLD and EE
Logan, thanks for the reply. I'm a huge MLD and EE fan, so I'm really torn between which. My packs and shelters are Ron's and I have two down quilts from Tim, so I'm struggling wi...

In GEAR » Climashield thickness in MLD Spirit and EE Prodigy
January 22, 10:10am

Climashield thickness in MLD Spirit and EE Prodigy
Does anyone know for certain if the thickness of the Climashield Apex is the same in the Spirit 38 and the EE Prodigy 40? I'm wondering if the insulation value in these 2 is apples to apples. ...

In GEAR » Climashield thickness in MLD Spirit and EE Prodigy
January 20, 9:53pm

Sold to Nate. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » FS: Neoair original (rectangle)
January 20, 10:05am

FS: Neoair original (rectangle)
This is a catch and release from 2 years ago, I've never used it and it's just collecting dust. In very good condition, holds air, no repairs. Comes with a sil stuff sack. 20' x 72&q...

In Gear Swap » FS: Neoair original (rectangle)
January 19, 8:54pm

2015 MLD
FWIW, I just received my MLD Cuben Superlight bivy with the new Mountain 10d, the fabric seems super nice and with the full net option it comes in at 4.4 oz on my scale, that really surprised me. ...

In GEAR » Zpacks Splash Bivy or MLD Superlight Bivy?
January 19, 8:23pm

Frost Line
I have a Frost Line in size L, awesome jacket. I wore it a good part of last Winter, which here in MN was brutal and with 4" of snow already on the ground in Minneapolis is looking to be anot...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 16, 7:14am

SOLD - Thanks Jeff.

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell UL Down Parka - Men's XL
November 10, 5:47pm

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