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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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Shirt Color and Hot Weather
I don't think you'll find any merino in Thailand. I've worn merino in very hot conditions, and prefer it to cotton or synthetic. It's also great when you go into an airconditio...

In GEAR » Shirt Color and Hot Weather
March 09, 2:05am

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

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