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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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Ursack given IGBC certification
This is certainly good news. Now we'll see how long it takes (and if) the NPS to allow them. July 24, 2014 The 2014 Ursack S29 AllWhite has been given IGBC certification number 3738. It ...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
July 28, 11:18am

Re: Re: Millennials and the Backcountry
"Indoctrination" like the Boy Scout Law? Yeah, pretty terrible stuff . . . Boy Scout Law A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Che...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Millennials and the Backcountry
July 23, 8:46pm

Re: Re: BareBoxer Contender 101 heavier than advertised
Ken, I've had chocolate turn molten when forgetting to not leave my BV in the sun. I've thought about a light coat of white spray paint to solve this. Spray the inside and it should be so...

In GEAR » BareBoxer Contender
July 09, 1:21pm

Re: Great help
+1 to John's comments. I have the perimeter netting on my Cuben Solomid and have no complaints, even in heavy bug pressure providing I'm on relatively smooth ground. The netting lays pret...

In GEAR » Bug Skirt?
July 08, 11:44am

Re: Cool!
Christopher, it's a Nikon AW100, waterproof point and shoot. The stabilization on the camera is "ok". iMovie does the real work of stabilizing the shots I was breathing too heavy to...

In Post-Trip Reports » Rae Lakes Loop, June 2014
July 06, 8:59am

Re: Re: Rae Lakes Loop, June 2014
Hi Bob, yes East Lake may have been the highpoint of the hike. We did it as a day hike from Junction Meadow and didn't have enough daylight left to make it to Lake Reflection, which a few guys...

In Post-Trip Reports » Rae Lakes Loop, June 2014
July 06, 7:06am

Rae Lakes Loop, June 2014
Words just don't describe the beauty of this place. ~52 miles between June 22-27, 2014. Rae Lakes loop clockwise with a few side spurs to add some time and scenery. Hope you like it https:...

In Post-Trip Reports » Rae Lakes Loop, June 2014
July 05, 8:19pm

Pertex Shield
John, I bought Luke's Silnylon jacket with pit zips 2 years ago, and ended up later getting the Pertex Shield. After hiking in Sil a couple times I realized the breathability was worth the lit...

In GEAR » Which Luke's Rain Jacket for Virginia AT in Early October
June 07, 11:38am

Re: Re: Forecast
You guys rock, much appreciated.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae lakes loop 6-11
May 30, 9:32am

Forecasts?
Aaron, one more question - you mentioned checking the forecast right before the hike, how do you do that? The SEKI backcountry office or is there something online somewhere that accounts for the d...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae lakes loop 6-11
May 29, 7:53pm

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