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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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Jam is a good choice
I thought about the Jam a few years back and decided it was worth a try for my daughter. She was 7 at the time and the 35L didn't exist, but I went with the Jam (50L) in size Small and with the...

In GEAR » Kids BackPack recommendations
January 20, 1:19pm

Re: Re: Re: New MLD SoloMid XL
Regular Solomid has a vent too.

In GEAR » New MLD SoloMid XL
January 17, 12:38pm

Re: Re: Jock itch and wool boxer briefs..
+1 to Justin's comments. They're not cheap, but I've converted 100% to Merino boxers for daily wear and will never go back to synthetic.

In GEAR » Jock itch and wool boxer briefs..
December 29, 6:02am

Re: Thanks for the replies
I'm 5' 11" 190 and would absolutely recommend a long for someone taller than 6'. My regular length Rev is definitely longer than a regular length Enigma, the sewn footbox makes a ...

In GEAR » Attention Enlightened Equipment Enigma quilt users!
December 15, 3:45pm

Re: Attention Enlightened Equipment Enigma quilt users!
Well, other than initial quality impressions (which are excellent) and general fit comments, I can't say much about it yet since the temps in MN haven't broken 20F since I got it . . . I w...

In GEAR » Attention Enlightened Equipment Enigma quilt users!
December 15, 3:11pm

Ask Tim
+1 on asking Tim directly, but FWIW I used Nikwax on my EE 10d Rev and haven't seen any problems associated with it. The new material he's using in the Enigma (and I think now the Rev) is ...

In GEAR » DWR spray on EE RevX quilt?
December 14, 11:12am

Re: bear?
Yes it is. I'm pretty sure that he ends up doing double the mileage that I do. He runs up ahead and back behind, and back up ahead . . . He's well trained and knows not to get too far fr...

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
December 06, 6:16am

Say ya to da UP
I've spent a lot of time on a snowmobile in the UP, not only do I know what a Yooper is, but also a Troll.

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
December 05, 7:04pm

Re: Superior
David, one word "wow". Fantastic pics, the colors are absolutely stunning. Next year I need to plan to hike a couple sections that first week of Oct. Art

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
December 04, 5:20pm

It is a beautiful trail, I've only hiked sections as getting away even for a couple weekends a year sans family is tough. It looks nothing like you expect from Minnesota. The song is Wicked...

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
December 03, 7:40pm

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