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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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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

Little Buck
I have the Little Buck and can confirm that it's a very nice and useful saw. T It's pretty secure once all tightened up and I've cut through 6" branches with it before, just need ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Saws
November 25, 9:23am

Re: Skyscape X floor dimensions
I'm not sure if SMD changed anything with the newest version of the X, but I just measured the foot end of mine, and accounting for a slight drop of the "bathtub" it's just under ...

In GEAR » Skyscape X floor dimensions
November 21, 7:03pm

Re: Enlightened Equipment Enigma WIDE now avaliable
Like I need a third EE quilt . . . But it's ordered anyway, 30F Regular/Wide, I think I need to find a 12-step group.

In GEAR » Enlightened Equipment Enigma WIDE now avaliable
November 12, 11:13am

Skyscape
I can't comment on the Scout specifically, but I've had the Trekker and now the X. Excellent design for a completely enclosed, storm-proof, bug-proof tent. It pitches easily and I really ...

In GEAR » Anyone here purchase and use Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout?
November 10, 9:28am

Fabric?
Last question, sorry for the peppering - is this the old material or the new "checkered" one? Thanks

In Gear Swap » FS: HMG Summit Pack, ZPacks WPB Cuben Rain Jacket size L
November 08, 6:10pm

Re: Re: Re: FS: HMG Summit Pack, ZPacks WPB Cuben Rain Jacket size L
Stevie, the puffy underneath is what I'm wondering about too. I'm 5' 10", 190 lbs, and usually wear a L, but not sure the ZP WPB will fit over a MB UL parka, thoughts? What's...

In Gear Swap » FS: HMG Summit Pack, ZPacks WPB Cuben Rain Jacket size L
November 08, 5:52pm

Re: FS: HMG Summit Pack, ZPacks WPB Cuben Rain Jacket size L
I'm curious how large you are that you need to go up to the XL to be able to layer it. Thanks

In Gear Swap » FS: HMG Summit Pack, ZPacks WPB Cuben Rain Jacket size L
November 08, 5:33pm

Re: Re: Wide
Tim, I have no problem wearing a MB UL parka with the 58" wide in the Rev, and I'm 5' 10", 190 lbs, so not a small guy, but I guess I could see where someone larger might like the...

In GEAR » Any Enigma Reports???
November 06, 5:09pm

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