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John Frederick Anderson (fredfoto) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Spain
About Me I was born in Philadelphia, USA, in 1964, and have lived all over the world including India, Africa, the UK and Australia, where I worked on a cattle station in the Kimberley before starting work as a photographic assistant in 1988. I started working as a freelance photographer in London in 1991, worked in India and South East Asia for two years in 1998/9, then lived in Bristol for three years between 2000 and 2002 completing a Master of Arts. I have been based in Barcelona, Spain since 2003.
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All Forum Posts by John Frederick Anderson

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There has been an unseasonally cold snap in the Aragones Pyrenees recently, with heavy snowfall last month, and more forecast for this weekend. The locals are saying the conditions are like a norm...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Haute Route Pyrenees Hike
June 06, 1:16pm

Bivy combos
Hi, I have a MLD Superlight bivy, and can't fault it at all. If you are looking for a system approach, try pairing it with a 10x8 tarp, cuben or sil. This should give you plenty of options for...

In GEAR » Bivy advice from you, the BPL experts
December 26, 3:07am

Best material for UL blanket? Anyone have any?
Try merino wool, a good size blanket will weigh about 400g, have some in variuos weights. Also, if you can afford it, pashmina wool is the best warmth for weight ratio. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best material for UL blanket? Anyone have any?
September 29, 1:26pm

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In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD Cuben Solomid
July 26, 10:46am

Pyrenean Traverse -- Logistics
Good luck with your hike, I might see you around, as the Pyrenees are my backyard and I hike there every year. I use a MLD SoloMid when I'm on my own, or a Shangri-La 3 if the weather calls fo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pyrenean Traverse -- Logistics
June 02, 7:47am

"Yoga poses for on the trail"
Learn the sequence called Surya Namaskara and do this before you set off every day and you will be good to go. I do it every morning, five times, hiking or not. It streaches every muscle in your b...

In Philosophy & Technique » Yoga poses for on the trail
April 01, 3:46am

"You know you're an ultralighter when..."
... Everything fits in a Golite Ion.

In GEAR » You know you're an ultralighter when...
February 02, 9:48am

Packrafting, Kickstarter and BPL
So, let me get this straight. RJ is asking members etc of BPL to fund his packrafting movie mega production which, looking at the schedule, seems it will keep him from paying much attention to BPL ...

In Chaff » Packrafting, Kickstarter and BPL
January 17, 12:44pm

While the thread itself did't change my opinion, I decided not to apply for an advertized position in the USA, and this decision was reinforced and consolidated by contributions and opinions ex...

In Chaff » Newtown -- Who Here Changed His (or Her) Mind?
January 17, 12:33pm

2012 was a no over night hike year for me due to vast amounts of work, health issues, totally redecorating the appartment, lots of international travel, and general exhaustion when I had time off. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 2013 Plans
December 30, 4:47am

All Reader Reviews by John Frederick Anderson

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Mountain Laurel Designs SoloMid Cuben
MLD SoloMid Cuben Review I like my SoloMid, especially the weight, but it is a compromise, but a compromise that specialist equipment requires the user to understand and live with. I have the yell...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 23, 4:00pm

Golite Ion
Golite Ion Review I know you can't buy this any more, but it really deserves a 5 out of 5 as it is easily the best pack I've used for UL adventures, if you can get all your gear in. It is ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 23, 3:48pm

ULA Circuit
Circuit review: I've used the new Circuit for only day hikes so far, with all my 3/4 day gear (weight: ± 9 kg, including 1.5l of water- about 20 lbs) to see how it was, and it has been really ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
May 17, 1:49am