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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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Ask Tim
+1 on asking Tim directly, but FWIW I used Nikwax on my EE 10d Rev and haven't seen any problems associated with it. The new material he's using in the Enigma (and I think now the Rev) is ...

In GEAR » DWR spray on EE RevX quilt?
December 14, 11:12am

Re: bear?
Yes it is. I'm pretty sure that he ends up doing double the mileage that I do. He runs up ahead and back behind, and back up ahead . . . He's well trained and knows not to get too far fr...

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
December 06, 6:16am

Say ya to da UP
I've spent a lot of time on a snowmobile in the UP, not only do I know what a Yooper is, but also a Troll.

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
December 05, 7:04pm

Re: Superior
David, one word "wow". Fantastic pics, the colors are absolutely stunning. Next year I need to plan to hike a couple sections that first week of Oct. Art

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
December 04, 5:20pm

SHT
It is a beautiful trail, I've only hiked sections as getting away even for a couple weekends a year sans family is tough. It looks nothing like you expect from Minnesota. The song is Wicked...

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
December 03, 7:40pm

Re: Re: Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
"Nice! That photo ... Blueberry Hill?" Sure is.

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
November 28, 7:56am

Re: SHT
"Nice job Art. You gotta smile more. I know! This is my zen and I was having a great time, there's something wrong with my face. it must be permanently scarred from work ;-)

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
November 28, 7:46am

Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
I'm not sure why I forgot to post this back in September, but here it is. A quick weekend trip on the Superior Hiking Trail from Castle Danger to Split Rock. I wasn't in any hurry and spe...

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
November 27, 9:27pm

Water Beads
I did a water test on the Enigma tonight, nothing crazy, but put a small amount of water on a spot and let it sit for 5 mins, at that point it was still rolling around the fabric and beading, it di...

In GEAR » Any Enigma Reports???
November 26, 8:43pm

Re: Re: My Precious . . .
"Is that the black inside, charcoal grey outside, without any head and foot weather protection?" Yep. I did/do like the way the color strips looked, but was going for minimal weight. ...

In GEAR » Any Enigma Reports???
November 26, 12:57pm

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