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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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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

Re: Re: microfleece OR grid fleece hoody
"Montbell makes a very nice 100wt fleece parka that is better for hiking than the R1." Rick, I'm a big MontBell fan, but what makes you say that this one is better than the R1 for ...

In GEAR » microgrid fleece hoody
November 26, 8:41am

Pending Funds
Sold to Aaron.

In Gear Swap » FS: Enlightened Equipment RevelationX 20° Wide
November 25, 8:21pm

Re: Re: My Precious . . .
Tim, this think looks awesome! I can't wait to get it "out there".

In GEAR » Any Enigma Reports???
November 25, 7:55pm

SOLD: Enlightened Equipment RevelationX 20° Wide
This is my first EE quilt and now that I also have a Rev and Enigma, it's just going to collect dust. It's a 2012 model, 20F Regular/Wide with 30% overstuff. it has a lot of loft. Weight ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Enlightened Equipment RevelationX 20° Wide
November 25, 7:50pm

My Precious . . .
I just unboxed my Enigma 30F Regular/Wide. First impressions are very positive. True to the weight on Tim's site, it comes in right at 15.0 ounces. The new material feels slightly more wind ...

In GEAR » Any Enigma Reports???
November 25, 6:07pm

Re: Re: 10.5 Pruning Blade
I'd like to see them for sale ;-)

In GEAR » Ultralight Saws
November 25, 12:43pm

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