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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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Shelters - Either Way
Not scientific at all, and a lot of you guys have a ton of knowledge on this (impressive). All I'd ask (maybe point out) is has anyone ever seen a report of a bonded Duomid or Trailstar seam c...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
June 05, 7:22am

Sold to Dan - THANKS

In Gear Swap » FS: EE Rev 20F Quilt R/W 10d
May 29, 7:55pm

SOLD FS: EE Rev 20F Quilt R/W 10d
***SOLD***For sale is one of Tim's Revelation Quilts purchased in 2013. This has the older Karo baffles and does not have the new pad attachment system. I believe he used 850 GGD back then wh...

In Gear Swap » FS: EE Rev 20F Quilt R/W 10d
May 29, 6:35pm
Might want to check with jhaura at I think he still has the food size bags.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Nylofume Bags
May 27, 6:28pm

Re: : )
Ryan, our original plan was to pitch camp at Bear Lake and dayhike to Mt Trudee from there, but there was already a solo hiker on one of the pads and the other pad just didn't look nearly level...

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT - Daughter's first real backpacking trip - video
May 23, 6:38am

Re: Re: SHT - Daughter's first real backpacking trip - video
Crushing my head was funny, I had no idea she did it until I was editing the video and decided it had to go in.

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT - Daughter's first real backpacking trip - video
May 21, 9:20am

SHT - Daughter's first real backpacking trip - video
Last weekend I took my 10 year old on her first "real" backpacking trip. Up to this point we've done several overnighters at some nice State Parks (and a lot of car camping), but not...

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT - Daughter's first real backpacking trip - video
May 20, 8:33pm

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

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