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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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Grey Wolf
Grey wolf in Michigan's UP just South of Big Bay. Came around a turn and saw about 4 of them in the middle of the trail, this guy jumped 10' off the trail and stayed there until we were al...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Favorite Backcountry Animal Sightings (Pictures If Possible)
March 22, 5:45pm

A Montbell #3 with a puffy layer on is a pretty good combo. I have the #3 and love that bag.

In GEAR » Montbell U.L. super spiral down hugger #5 ADVICE!!
March 21, 8:58pm

Need more info
William, folks will need more data points, tent or tarp, what kind of pad, are you a warm or cool sleeper, what do you expect the low temps to be while you're there?

In GEAR » Montbell U.L. super spiral down hugger #5 ADVICE!!
March 21, 7:35pm

FS: Big Agnes Grouse Mountain Sleeping Bag - Long
15F bag in excellent shape. Left zip, Long. Used maybe 8 nights in total. Purchased new at the beginning of 2011. Stored un-compressed in the BA cotton storage bag. Includes the Grouse Mountai...

In Gear Swap » FS: Big Agnes Grouse Mountain Sleeping Bag - Long
March 21, 6:20pm

Re: suunto
I was just about to use my REI dividend on a Suunto, you have me reconsidering that now.

In GEAR » Suunto watches
March 20, 8:11am

Re: EXPED -SynMat UL 7
That's a big price, but I really like mine. I also have an old Neoair and prefer the Exped, for me, it's more comfortable and a full inch wider. I would also check out the new Neoair XLit...

In GEAR » EXPED -SynMat UL 7
March 19, 10:08am

There's a Montbell 0 Long on Gear Swap for $350, that's a hell of a good deal. I...

In GEAR » A 20deg Bag for Dude Who Hates Shopping
March 18, 8:46pm

It'll work
Tristin, you'll be fine. I have the Trekker and an 85 lb German Shepherd that backpacks with me when my daughter doesn't. For when my daughter is there, I just got the Lunar Duo to replac...

In GEAR » Six Moon Designs Skyscape Tents - Scout
March 17, 12:30pm

Great tent
Free bump t a great tent at a great deal. I wish this had been here a few months back since it's exactly what I bought new.

In Gear Swap » FS: SMD Skyscape Trekker w/detachable porch
March 12, 10:02am

Plenty durable
I used to have the CSUL2, it's plenty durable w/o the footprint with just a little care and site prep. I used to always believe I needed a footprint, but have realized (learned) that with a 1 ...

In GEAR » Copper Spur Durability
March 12, 8:25am

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