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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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trailstar bugnet
+1 SMD Serenity Bug Net- 7oz, groundsheet and bugnet, variable pitching in a tipi tarp. I use mine in my ShangriLa 3, which I bought before the Trailstar came out, but I'm sure it would work j...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid or Trailstar
June 08, 2:57pm

ultralight one man enclosed shelter
Hi David, 'Anyone make a large lightweight (8 - 10 oz) tarp that could make a crude rain / wind shelter for 1 - 2 with some hiking poles and sticks/trees for a reasonable price? Or better...

In GEAR » ultralight one man enclosed shelter?
June 03, 1:26am

Aarn Pack Mountain Magic 55 L
Hi Dont, The MM 55 looks like a great pack, congratulations. I've been playing with the idea of the MM 33 for a long time, as my pack weight and volume have decreased a lot (like my bank bal...

In GEAR » Aarn Pack Mountain Magic 55 L
June 03, 1:12am

Pitching the SoloMid- this time it worked!!
Hi all, This time it worked- superb shelter, I'll be out for a few nights real soon. Thanks to Ron for the instructions. I found using the guy lines much easier than staking the shelter stra...

In GEAR » Pitching the SoloMid- HELP PLEASE!
May 24, 12:47pm

thanks to Ron
Thanks for posting Ron. I wasn't going to bother you in the trail days week, but your insight is much appreciated. Maybe put this on the webpage for the product? Great shelter- love the weigh...

In GEAR » Pitching the SoloMid- HELP PLEASE!
May 17, 3:05pm

Pitching the SoloMid- HELP PLEASE!
Thanks for all the replies so far. As far as the poles go, I think the Pacer Poles, with their handle tops, are a bit of a strange fit for the shelter. I might try them up side down, using the ML...

In GEAR » Pitching the SoloMid- HELP PLEASE!
May 17, 12:14pm

Pitching the SoloMid- HELP PLEASE!
Hi any Solomid users. I'm the proud owner of a Cuben Yellow MLD SoloMid. I've seam sealed it and applied climbers chalk to stop the seams sticking, and my first pitch has been a disaster...

In GEAR » Pitching the SoloMid- HELP PLEASE!
May 17, 10:20am

Tatonka pyramid tarp Alternative
You can get a ShangriLa 3 for 99 squid here: cheers, fred

In GEAR » Tatonka pyramid tarp Alternative
May 14, 10:01am

PacerPoles Carbon Fibre and MLD Solomid
Hi, Has anybody tried this combination? My SoloMid just arrived (yippie!!), and I'll be trying out the PacerPoles over the weekend. cheers, fred

In GEAR » PacerPoles Carbon Fibre and MLD Solomid
May 12, 5:00am

Jam, Peak, or Lite-Speed Pack
Why not the GG Murmur? Highly recommendable pack. Weighs nothing. USD 90. Love mine!

In GEAR » Jam, Peak, or Lite-Speed Pack
May 11, 4:46pm

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