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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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My Website URLhttp://www.fredfoto.net
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Pacerpoles and the Shangri La 3 question
Thanks for all the help, guys. I should say that I tie the two poles together, so one handle faces up in the apex, and the other is on the ground. When the wife comes with me I use her pole for t...

In GEAR » Pacerpoles and the Shangri La 3 question
April 11, 9:56am

It's not my tree, but...
Chestnut, Sant Julia d'Uixos, Catalan Pyrenees.

In Photo Gallery » Share Your Trees
April 10, 2:57pm

Pacerpoles and the Shangri La 3 question
Hi, I converted to Pacerpoles recently, and was wondering if anyone else uses Pacerpoles and the Golite ShangriLa 3. I did a test pitch with the new poles, and here are the results, and I'm a...

In GEAR » Pacerpoles and the Shangri La 3 question
April 10, 12:59pm

(Please let's stay away from the "I hurt my knee/back so I need to be UL" conversation.)
Hi Alex, What part of this reason do find difficult to talk about? For me it's the most important reason I carry a lighter pack. Lots of people are hiking further, and later in life due to...

In Philosophy & Technique » A little UL Philosophy Help Please
April 06, 3:05pm

MLD superlight - full net hood
I have two bivies- they serve different purposes. The MLD Superlight has the net window, and will be used above treeline, more as a bag cover and extra insulation under a shelter. The other is ...

In GEAR » MLD superlight - full net hood?
April 02, 1:28pm

Advice on some gear for my wife- result!
Well, thanks again for all the advice, and the sleeping bag has been bought. In the end, I found a Minimus 500 short on sale at PHD in the UK, that worked out warmer, cheaper and lighter than the ...

In GEAR » Advice on some gear for my wife
March 28, 11:38am

SMD new '10 Swift question
+1 on the thanks to you guys for sharing opinions about this pack. I like it, and it could fit a real need for a more robust pack that takes a larger volume than my Murmur. One question- how ea...

In GEAR » SMD new '10 Swift pack is shipping!
March 28, 11:28am

PHD winter sale
I just picked up a sleeping bag for the missus in the PHD winter sale. Saved heaps! Heads up! (I have nothing to do with the company) cheers, fred

In Gear Deals » PHD winter sale
March 27, 11:30am

Advice on some gear for my wife
Thanks again everyone, I'll be talking this over with the other half over Easter- invaluable help. cheers, fred

In GEAR » Advice on some gear for my wife
March 26, 3:05am

WM Apache
Have any ladies experience with this bag? Care to share your thoughts, please? I'm thinking of this or the Ultralight. cheers, fred

In GEAR » Advice on some gear for my wife
March 25, 1:18pm

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