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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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BPL reviews etc.
Here's an idea if you are understaffed, or staff challenged and think you'd like to see more UL gear reviews. Why not hand over some gear to certain members and have peer reviews? Or off...

In GEAR » BPL reviews etc.
May 02, 4:18am

tropical gear list
Take something for the leeches. You can burn them off with a lighter, or use salt. My mate did this trail a while ago- froze at night, so think about something like a light quilt to keep you war...

In Gear Lists » tropical gear list
May 02, 4:13am

SL3 poles
'Why not use a pole extender ?' Good question, Martin. My answer, why buy/ carry something extra that is a single purpose item, when I can use the two poles I carry anyway? Everybo...

In GEAR » Thoughts on Shangri La 3
May 01, 11:39am

Shangri La 3 pole knots
Hi Gary, It would be easier with a pic, of course: I do a loop around the end of one pole, and a half hitch after that, then wrap the rope around the knot to anchor the knot to the height...

In GEAR » Thoughts on Shangri La 3
May 01, 11:01am

'Do you keep a fair amount of overlap in the sections, and lash the thin ends together over 3 feet or so?' Tallbloke, that's about it, a bit of 4mm line and some knots keep the poles...

In GEAR » Thoughts on Shangri La 3
May 01, 8:28am

Thoughts on Shangri La 3
I use two hiking poles strapped together and they hold up just fine in big blows.

In GEAR » Thoughts on Shangri La 3
May 01, 7:29am

BPL reviews etc.
I totally agree with the OP, BPL doesn't do many reviews of the cutting edge cottage gear that people on the forums tend to buy and use. That's why I'm not a member- why pay for review...

In GEAR » BPL reviews etc.
May 01, 5:04am

Thoughts on Shangri La 3
I'm a huge fan of the SL3. I use mine above tree line, and have sat through some big blows and storms just fine. I pair it with a SMD Serenity for bug protection and there's tons of space...

In GEAR » Thoughts on Shangri La 3
May 01, 3:09am

Floor/Net Suggestions for Shangri-La 3
Here is a lateral thought. If you are only needing bug nets for sleeping, why not get one or two Six Moon Designs Serenity nets and set them up when you go to bed. They are 7 oz each. Until t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Floor/Net Suggestions for Shangri-La 3
April 17, 3:54pm

GG thinlight w/big agnes clearview
Yes, I sometimes use one under my DAM.

In GEAR » GG thinlight w/big agnes clearview
April 15, 3:20am

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