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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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"Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter / Expedition Pack Review"
As someone on the fence about joining back up here, it is good to see more content and was tempted by the review to look at the free three paragraphs you can read as a non member. The tone and sty...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter / Expedition Pack Review
January 12, 7:17am

Content
Tony, I applaud your efforts to keep things constructive in this thread. You asked for non member feedback with some specific questions, so here goes... The thread regarding BPL's future an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
December 19, 2:48am

Writing is on the wall, I'm afraid.
Unfortunately, from the information provided concerning the working model of the enterprise in this thread, and the history of BPL, I think this site will be members only in the very near future, f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
December 16, 2:04pm

Clear business model? I don't think so- BPL is in decline and it is symptomatic of the declining quality of reality in general.
I was a member, paid for a year and learned a lot, and then decided I had enough value from the site by treating it as free infotainment rather than anything I would pay to read, and didn't ren...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
December 16, 11:48am

Gossamer Gear Murmur Dyneema DX First Look
I like the look of this pack, and the weight doesn't bother me as it looks durable and will last a long time. This is a trade off I am willing to make. YMMV. I sold my silnylon Murmur as I had...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear Murmur Dyneema DX First Look
December 05, 4:37am

Murmur 2012- wish I needed another pack!
I had a previous version Murmur, which was the most comfortable pack I have carried. I sold it because it was too fragile for my hiking, and I was worried about tearing it up above tree line. I als...

In GEAR » Murmur 2012 get DXG treatment
December 02, 11:27am

"Rethinking clothing system
Hi, You can get hypothermia in the tropics, so advice about always having an emergency warm/dry layer is good. Check out the clothing system from the UK called Paramo and I think you might find t...

In GEAR » Rethinking clothing system
November 06, 3:59am

"My ION list (w/ pics)"
Hi James, Similar journey down to the Ion and eventual list to mine. I did three nights no cook this year with the Ion, and could have done a few more days having carried enough food for five. ...

In Gear Lists » My ION list (w/ pics)
October 23, 1:59am

"What do you do for a living?"
Fine Art photographer and university professor teaching photography and photojournalism in Barcelona, Spain, near the Pyrenees. www.fredfoto.net if you want to see my work. I take photos on hikes...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you do for a living?
October 21, 1:45am

Ridgerest
I use a three quarter thermarest ridgerest coupled with a full length GG Thinlight outside the bivy for extra comfort and protection against puncture from sharp grass or stones. If I need less bul...

In GEAR » Thermarest Ridgerest
October 17, 6:09am

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