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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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Love Merino
I've had great luck with several brands of Merino and synthetic alike, but have really grown to prefer Merino for just about everything. It hurt the wallet, but I switched to my daily under wa...

In GEAR » Smartwool Microweight or REI Silk base-layers for JMT hike
May 13, 12:52pm

Very Nice
I just opened the box and there was my new 20F overstuff quilt. I wanted something to replace my cold weather bag and this thing looks awesome! The stitching and workmanship is top notch and the ...

In GEAR » Kudos to Tim Marshall
May 02, 2:51pm

Don't look back
Randy, not too long ago I had a Baltoro 65 and a 40 lb total pack weight, it was ridiculous. I too went to REI to equip and was originally looking at the REI Flash when the sales guy told me it wa...

In GEAR » GG Gorilla vs.MLD Exodus FS
April 26, 7:39pm

Re: GG Kumo Question
David, I have the 2012 Murmur which is basically the same pack, just lighter in some places. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be a problem, though I don't have first hand experience with yo...

In GEAR » GG Kumo Question
April 20, 4:10pm

Likely sold
Sold pending funds.

In Gear Swap » FS: MSR MiniWorks EX Water Filter
April 04, 5:57pm

FS: MSR MiniWorks EX Water Filter
For Sale - MSR MiniWorks EX Water Filter, excellent condition, stored open and dry. Includes all the original stuff that it came with. Email me at Prefer PayPal personal &...

In Gear Swap » FS: MSR MiniWorks EX Water Filter
April 04, 8:55am


In Gear Swap » FS REI Passage 40L Kids backpack
April 04, 8:52am


In Gear Swap » FS: Big Agnes Grouse Mountain Sleeping Bag - Long
March 29, 7:56am

MB - Great choice
I can't think of any other bag I'd rather have over the ULSS#3 for typical temps I see and I'll get my daughter one as soon as she outgrows her NF Tigger. The newer bags don't have...

In GEAR » Kid's Sleeping Bag
March 28, 6:25pm

Jam as daypack
CC, I think you could easily use the Jam as a double-duty day pack, even the old 50L version - if it's only 1/3 full, obviously going to be a fair amount of unused space, but so what, as long a...

In GEAR » Day Pack vs GoLite Jam
March 23, 2:09pm

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