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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.
CityBarcelona
CountrySpain
My Website URLhttp://www.fredfoto.net
My PDF Gear ListGear List 2010

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All Forum Posts by John Frederick Anderson

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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

size up
+1 for sizing up

In GEAR » ID eVENT Jacket Sizing
March 24, 2:53am

ID eVENT Jacket Sizing
I have a medium, and I'm normally a small mans size. It fits perfectly, just enough room to move. The small would have been too tight on me. I wear Golite Reed pants, which ride high, so they ...

In GEAR » ID eVENT Jacket Sizing
March 23, 3:11pm

Advice on some gear for my wife
Thanks for all the tips so far. She'll have gloves and a hat, for sure, and I've mentioned the other things brought up ie the pad she'll be on. (Warmlite DAM- lucky thing). Framed pac...

In GEAR » Advice on some gear for my wife
March 23, 2:10pm

Choosing a Lighter Tent
+1 on the ShangriLa 3 plus inner net. Shelter weight 680g for one person. Inner weight 790g for the other person. If you use hiking poles, all you have to do is split the stakes- 50g each. If y...

In GEAR » Choosing a Lighter Tent
March 23, 2:05am

Advice on some gear for my wife
Hi to all the ladies on the forum (and any guys too), I need some advice about a backpack and sleeping bag for my wife, who has begun to consider joining me in some overnight hikes, provided I m...

In GEAR » Advice on some gear for my wife
March 23, 1:57am

BPL in France
+1 for arklight design- they ship to me in Barcelona, no problems. Haute Pyrenees Route, and the GR 10 and GR11 are all great walks you can do from Bordeaux. If you are into surfing, the beac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL in France
March 22, 4:38am

Summer insulating layer for the mountains
I've got two. Patagonia Micro Puff sweater & a Hagloffs LIM Primaloft sweater. One of these comes with me every hike. Vests seem pointless to me, for a few extra grams you get more warmt...

In GEAR » Summer insulating layer for the mountains
March 20, 12:05pm

P&S suggestions
check out www.dpreview.com I carry a Fuji F30- however, I don't think you can get them anymore. If I had to buy one now, I'd buy a Ricoh GRD3, but a fixed lens isn't everyone's c...

In Photography » P&S suggestions
March 18, 3:19am

crash in the van, hike more...
I drive to the trailhead, and usually either crash in the back of my van on an aussie swag and hike out first thing the next day, or hike out for the last two or three hours of daylight beyond the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Caravans/Rv's as a Basecamp
March 17, 2:26am

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