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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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Lunar Duo
I really like my Lunar Duo, I use it when hiking with my daughter or son. It easily fits the 2 of us, gear and a 85 lb German Shepherd, so it's a palace inside compared to some. You still nee...

In GEAR » SMD lunar duo for my hippy dad??
March 06, 7:18am

Re: Which ProdigyX temp?
I agree with the others, go for the 40F as temps that time of year are unpredictable and better to have a little more versatility. You could save the wight by going with the RevX, it's a fanta...

In GEAR » Which ProdigyX temp?
February 16, 12:04pm

Re: Re: Lunar Solo
I dig my Trekker, I think it's an awesome solo shelter, so much so that I also own a X. It's intimate for sure, but I have room for me (5' 10" 190 lbs), my gear, and my 85 lb Germ...

In GEAR » 2012 Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
February 16, 11:52am

3 season use
I'm not debating a VP is or isn't ok for warmer weather. Suluk45 was the first I know of to have a cuben quilt and he did in fact use it in the Summer as well. At the time he billed it as t...

In GEAR » 2013 lightest 30-40F sleep options
February 09, 4:09pm

Back to the weight question, check out Enlightened Equipment. Tim makes an excellent product and his customer service is above and beyond. If you went with one of his cuben quilts it'd be clo...

In GEAR » 2013 lightest 30-40F sleep options
February 09, 1:47pm

Looks like a nice tent to me
Hey guys, I a friend of mine (doesn't subscribe here) just got one from Ron and likes it, he said I can post his review from our email here. ----- I slept in the Lunar Solo the night before...

In GEAR » 2012 Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
February 08, 8:38pm

I can understand that sentiment, I don't agree with it, but it's definitely a simpler strategy. At least with the Exodus, if the Klymit pad did leak, I don't think it'd be a real i...

In GEAR » Air beam/Klymit frame support for backpacks
February 07, 7:52am

Exodus FS
+1 to Heath's comments. I really like it in the Exodus FS, but I would guess the carbon fiber rods are responsible for a lot of the transfer as well. I've never carried more than 22 lbs i...

In GEAR » Air beam/Klymit frame support for backpacks
February 06, 7:57pm

Duane, I'm not sure what kind of "abrasion" you're worried about. My dog's nails haven't ripped or scratched the 10D after waling across it a dozen times. I've not h...

In GEAR » EE Rev Fabric Advice
February 03, 1:25pm

8 = 10
Thanks Tim, I didn't realize that 8D is now 10D. Good to know.

In GEAR » EE Rev Fabric Advice
February 02, 9:12am

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