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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.
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All Forum Posts by Art Tyszka

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Get a XL
Tord, I just did the quick conversion and around your naval is 42" - about the same as me. I wear the XL and it has more than enough room to layer and leave enough space for air to be trapped...

In GEAR » MontBell Ultralight Down Jacket Size
February 18, 11:00am

Soft and cushy
No matter what I do my Shepherd will always choose my bag and pad as first preference. I've tried a few different things for him, last trip was a small fleece blanket. I'm thinking of an ...

In GEAR » Dog Beds in the backcountry
February 17, 2:21pm


In Gear Swap » FS: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 and Footprint
February 17, 12:27pm

Will also trade
I should have mentioned, I'll also trade this tent for a SMD Lunar Duo. A long shot, I know.

In Gear Swap » FS: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 and Footprint
February 15, 3:30pm

FS: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 and Footprint = $225 - SOLD
Purchased late in 2011, excellent shape, only used 4 nights. Includes Footprint. $225 shipped CONUS. PayPal gift payment or pay the extra service fee. Feel free to PM or email me with any quest...

In Gear Swap » FS: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 and Footprint
February 15, 1:01pm

Um, back to the thread.
So, back to the original thread . . . Great looking pack, mine is on its way, can't wait to try out!

In GEAR » 2012 Murmurs back at Gossamer Gear
February 10, 7:03pm

SOLD. Thanks

In Gear Swap » FS: Granite Gear Blaze AC 60 - New
January 29, 11:23am

FS: Granite Gear Blaze AC 60 - New, Price lowered to $180
I didn't realize you can find this pack online for $199. So I'm lowering the price to $180, which seems fair considering it hasn't been used and includes the extra $22 belt pocket.

In Gear Swap » FS: Granite Gear Blaze AC 60 - New
January 28, 10:54am

Montbell Ultra Light vs. Alpine Light
Thanks guys, this is exactly the kind of input I was looking for.

In GEAR » Montbell Ultra Light vs. Alpine Light
January 27, 1:49pm

Very cool, THANKS.

In Gear Swap » FS: NeoAir Large Torso (34" x 25") - NEW Cuben Drysack - Uberlight Granite Gear - Kookabay 1.3oz Pilow
January 27, 1:47pm

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