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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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Titanium Goat Bivy
Hi, I've got one of these and I really like it as an overbag. I combine the bivy with a Rab Top Bag and a Thermarest Womens Prolite 3, all inside (with me of course). There's plenty of ro...

In GEAR » Titanium Goat Bivy
May 24, 10:21am

SMD Starlite or ULA Circuit for the PCT
Hi, I went through a similar experience recently trying to choose which pack, and settled on the Circuit. If you go to recent reader reviews you can see my initial review. Since then, I've d...

In GEAR » SMD Starlite or ULA Circuit for the PCT?
May 19, 1:07pm

ULA Circuit
Hi, I'm a recent convert to ultralight backpacking, and chose the ULA Circuit for my system. I typically carry about 9 kg, or 20 pounds including food and water, and the Circuit is very com...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst vs Circuit
May 17, 1:56am

"Advice on lightweight transition pack (around 50l) choice"
Hi, Try looking at the ULA Circuit. I made the transition from traditional weight to lightweight, and this is the pack I settled on. It carries the weight you want very comfortably. cheers, fred

In GEAR » Advice on lightweight transition pack (around 50l) choice
April 28, 2:01am

"Shelter: Himalayan Trekking"
Hi, We did a ten day hike up to 5000m from Manali in Northern India. We hired a local guide (Tibetan shop but Nepali guide) and used horses to carry everything, and hired all the gear. The only ...

In GEAR » Shelter: Himalayan Trekking
April 12, 1:23pm

TiGoat Ptarmigan Bivy
Hi everyone, Do you all use a ground sheet under the bivy, or just the bivy by itself on the ground? cheers, fred

In GEAR » Titanium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
April 08, 3:03am

Poncho or not? Please help.
Poncho or not? I'm planning several hikes of durations between 3 and 8 days in the Spanish and French Pyrenees this summer, and am new to the lightweight game, so I would appreciate some adv...

In GEAR » Poncho or not? Please help.
April 05, 1:03pm

Hiking in France- don't forget Spain
Hi, I'm in Barcelona, 2 hours away from the Pyrenees. so if you are based in Paris, don't forget about hiking in Spain too. The GR routes are a great way to start- GR10 for France, an...

In GEAR » Finishing Sleep System - Spring-Fall; Appalachians, Rockies... FRANCE?!
March 22, 6:15am

exped ponch tarp
You might want to check this out:!OpenDocument&Click= It is by Exped and is multi use, and could doubl...

In GEAR » poncho tarp as ground sheet? ok or not..
March 18, 2:25pm

Shangri-la vs Hex vs Megalight
Hi Kevin, I've been down this road and settled on the Golite Shangri la- 3 for a few reasons. First was price for me in Europe, and second was that I'll be using it for two people abov...

In GEAR » Shangri-la vs Hex vs Megalight
March 10, 5:11am

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