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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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SMD Feather
I own a SMD Skyscape Trekker and couldn't be happier with the design and build quality. I'm really excited about this pack. SMD makes great stuff IMHO and their packs are affordable compa...

In GEAR » SMD Announces New Feather Pack
December 20, 8:39am

Packing in a Halfdome
Ben, I'm guessing you already plan to strap the Halfdome on the top (or bottom) of the pack. I used to pack in a Halfdome before I started going light and you'd need a big pack to be able ...

In GEAR » Talk me out of an Exos 58
December 16, 7:24am

Tentbound and by the campfire - kid's questions
I do a fair amount of car camping with my kids as well as backpacking. The one thing I never leave w/o is a couple decks (when car camping, 1 if backpacking) of "Kid's Questions". E...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » tent bound with kids
December 13, 11:35am

Neoair
David, sent you a PM on the Neoair, please let me know if you still have it - thanks.

In Gear Swap » Moving Countries, time to clean the closet- lots of MYOG and altered stuff plus ULA, BA, T-Rest
December 04, 10:55am

REI Halfdome - Sold
Sold - thanks.

In Gear Swap » FS: REI Half Dome 2 Plus w/ footprint
December 03, 8:55pm

Re: REI
To me, the return policy is for when something doesn't perform to my expectations, not when I realize I wanted something different, but that's me. It's a great tent that does exactly w...

In Gear Swap » FS: REI Half Dome 2 Plus w/ footprint
December 03, 5:04pm

FS: REI Half Dome 2 Plus w/ footprint
SOLD - 2011 REI Half Dome 2 Plus with footprint. Excellent condition, only used 4 nights. $100 + shipping in CONUS. I don't have any great pics of it pitched, but of course REI does http...

In Gear Swap » FS: REI Half Dome 2 Plus w/ footprint
December 03, 11:35am

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