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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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Bravo
Fantastic short film. I share the same concerns to what's happening with this generation. The outdoors is good for the soul and provides a richness to life that many other experiences can'...

In Editor's Roundtable » Boys in the Wild (Short Film)
January 30, 1:56pm

Great pack and greater service
I didn't see a thread anywhere else mentioning this, so I thought I'd chime in. I love this pack. It's very comfortable and carries my usual Fall 12 lb base weight extremely well, the...

In GEAR » MLD Exodus
September 21, 7:56am

Ursack
I love my Ursack, I usually never put it more than 50 ft from my tent, but always 4-5 feet off the ground just to keep some of the small critters from having a chance at it. I also use an Opsack t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Opsack instead of hanging food
August 26, 5:29pm

Elastic Straps
Tim, I have two of your quilts and absolutely love them. A 20F overstuff wide X and a 8d/8d 40F wide Rev. The only thing I've been able to come up with as an improvement would be to do away w...

In GEAR » Just Ordered My New Rev X Quild
July 27, 6:41pm

Same here
+1 on the above post, I have the GoalZero solar charger and it will absolutely charge my iPhone, but it doesn't really work when hiking as I'm usually under trees and turning this way and t...

In GEAR » To get or not to get goal zero?
July 02, 9:29pm

13.4 Oz is more like it
How about now ? God help me I'm just not that bright . . .

In GEAR » enLIGHTenment Rev X for smokies in October?
June 25, 7:05pm

Now that's a typo
I just fixed the weight typo. 8D is the thinnest material Tim offers, it's extremely soft and I think about 1.5 oz lighter per side over the 30D in the X quilts (but that may be against the 20...

In GEAR » enLIGHTenment Rev X for smokies in October?
June 25, 6:32pm

Wide
Jason, I'm 5' 11", 200# and the wide is perfect for me. I have 2 EE quilts and can't speak highly enough of them. I'm a side sleeper, so the wide was a must-have since I'...

In GEAR » enLIGHTenment Rev X for smokies in October?
June 25, 5:59pm

Wroks well
I have the GWP and it works very well in the conditions I've used it, down to ~40F. Wind is the enemy for sure, the included windscreen works well, but in really windy conditions I've had ...

In GEAR » Has anyone used the Gram Weenie Pro?
June 12, 6:53am

Maybe sooner
Dave, you can always hope it'll be less than 12 weeks. The white Tyvek envelope showed up on my porch 2 weeks earlier than I expect. It was better than Christmas. I dig this backpack, I bet ...

In GEAR » MLD - 2012 - 3500ci EXODUS Full Suspension
June 05, 6:49pm

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