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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.
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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Hi Ben, This list is for above tree line. When I'm under the treeline, I'll take a SMD Serenity Bug net, and usually use a 10x8 tarp instead of the solomid- a little heavier, but not mu...

In GEAR » What I would like to see on a pack...
March 09, 1:58am

do you train for backpacking? How?
Suryanamaskar Hatha yoga every morning, and a bike ride every other day. I live in the city, so it's hard to get out and hike daily, but a strong day hike once a month with moderate weights...

In Philosophy & Technique » do you train for backpacking? How?
March 08, 12:31pm

Ben Tang- sub 1kg base weight.
GG Murmur- 237g MLD Cuben Solo Mid- 280g Rab Top Bag- 476g Total: 993g OK, I'll admit I'm cheating on the stakes (36g). Scary, but true. Thanks to BPL, cutting edge cottage manuf...

In GEAR » What I would like to see on a pack...
March 08, 12:16pm

Hi, Thanks for the guru tag- undeserved, I'm sure. The hip pockets are really only a stuff sack modified with a couple of straps. I use them when I have to camel up (4kg of water), and I do n...

In GEAR » What I would like to see on a pack...
March 08, 10:20am

water pockets
Here's another view, this time with the pack. I use Pacerpoles, and the water pockets don't really get in the way. I can move them forward too- depending on the hip belt and how I an...

In GEAR » What I would like to see on a pack...
March 07, 1:15pm

water pockets
I converted two stuff sacks to do the job- they are also very easy to remove when you don't want them there. cheers, fred

In GEAR » What I would like to see on a pack...
March 07, 11:10am

smaller pack
+1 on the Murmur. I sold my Circuit because I could never fill it up. Now everything fits in a Murmur. Base weight is sub 1kg. I think the market has moved with technology for smaller, mor...

In GEAR » Smaller Volume ULA pack survey...
February 28, 2:29am

WTB ULA Conduit Small/ Medium
WTB ULA Conduit Small/ Medium, medium +/- 31 inch hipbelt. Prefer 2008 version with roll top, but would go for current model. Shipping by post to Spain, can paypal. cheers, fred

In Gear Swap » WTB ULA Conduit Medium
February 25, 1:06pm

Rethinking the 1-2 person shelter
The perfect system?- I think it exists in the future, but for now... ShangriLa 3 and a bivy for above tree line 3 season use. 8x10 tarp with an SMD Bugnet for below treeline summer use. It w...

In GEAR » Rethinking the 1-2 person shelter
February 24, 12:00pm

evolution of the gear list 2007- 20kgs, 2008- 11kgs, 2010- 6/7kgs
Please check my profile for an updated gear list and give me some feedback. I've come down from a total pack weight of 20kg three years ago, to half that two years ago, and now with gear mod...

In Gear Lists » evolution of the gear list 2007- 20kgs, 2008- 11kgs, 2010- 6/7kgs
February 13, 6:27am

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