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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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Re: Full circle
I agree, there is nothing better than a French press for taste. I have the GSI one and it does a great job at home (when I feel like it) and when car camping with my kids. But for the weight, I t...

In GEAR » Titanium Fold Down Coffee Drip from Snow Peak
May 06, 11:54am

Montbell's works well
.14 oz and works well. This was about the lightest I could find vs. using a paper filter. They have a larger version too, but this one easily brews 12 - 14 oz of coffee at a time, at least with th...

In GEAR » Titanium Fold Down Coffee Drip from Snow Peak
May 06, 7:32am

Re: MLD Packs and side pockets
Same here, it's my only complaint on the pack. I can get a 1L bottle out, but typically have to undo the hip belt to get it back, which isn't that big a deal with the amount of weight I...

In GEAR » MLD Packs and side pockets
April 28, 8:00am

Happy customer
I've ordered from Lawson on several occasions and have always been extremely happy with the service, communication, and most of all the end product.

In GEAR » Is Lawson Equipment on vacation?
April 25, 9:44am

Re: Re: Re: RE: Airbeam Frame
Dave, my Exodus FS is still my go-to pack. I can't comment much on it's carrying capacity past 22 lbs, since that's about the most I've ever had in it. My base weight ranges from ...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 Arrived!
April 03, 5:30pm

Gear Forum
Gary, you might have a better chance for responses in the Gear forum with a question like this. I'd be interested in the answer. I know there are possum down sweaters out there (I Googled the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Better than PossumDown
March 04, 7:36pm

5' 10" 190 lbs - Reg length is perfect
Tim, at 5' 10" and 190 lbs the Reg/Wide is perfect. Un-cinched, I can easily bring it up to cover my nose, cinched, it covers my neck fully. If I was thinking about a cold-weather quilt ...

In GEAR » Feedback needed on Enlightened Equipment Enigma Sizing
March 04, 7:04pm

Re: Re: Packing with Dogs
Matthew, I think the postcard might just work. I'll echo everyone's comments about the importance of training, but that goes for everyday life, not just being outdoors. I take our (3rd) G...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Packing with Dogs
February 09, 8:22am

Cocoon SOLD
Max, thank you.

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks Multi-Pack and Dry Bag Pillow, Cocoon Silk Mummy Liner
February 07, 1:46pm

Multi - SOLD
Jeff, thanks.

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks Multi-Pack and Dry Bag Pillow, Cocoon Silk Mummy Liner
February 04, 6:53am

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