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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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SUL and advancing age
I am 47 soon, and have dislocated a hip and broken the same ankle several times. Recovering from serious physical trauma takes longer to heal with age, I just got over a dose of viral pneumonia th...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL and advancing age
August 27, 2:55am

How many packs do you own? Four.
Four in total. In order of affection: !/ Lowe Alpine cerca early 1980's 90 liter cordura bombproof heavyweight monster. I've been packpacking around the world with this thing four ti...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How many packs do you own?
August 26, 10:30am

Three nights in the Sierra de Secús, Spanish Pyrenees, Huesca, August 2011
Three nights in the Sierra de Secús, Spanish Pyrenees, Huesca, August 2011. Introduction: I live in Barcelona and have been going UL for about three years now. I'd like to hike more ofte...

In Post-Trip Reports » Three nights in the Sierra de Secús, Spanish Pyrenees, Huesca, August 2011
August 23, 3:00pm

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In User Test Forum » test
August 23, 2:25pm

verto
Hi all, I have the Verto, and the Golite Ion, and use them both. I like the Verto for day hikes more than longer hikes with more pack weight, as I put a 3/4 ridgerest for naps and support and i...

In GEAR » The North Face Verto 26 pack?
August 23, 2:07pm

A Real Personality Profile of a Lighweight Backpacker (instead of demographic sketch
Your Type is ENFP Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving Strength of the preferences % 22 50 62 22 Qualitative analysis of your type formula  You are: slightly expressed extravert m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A Real Personality Profile of a Lighweight Backpacker (instead of demographic sketch)
August 21, 8:12am

Why are you not a Member of BPL?
I was a member my first year of UL, learned some, but found I learned more from the forums, where I now try give back what I can considering my experience. Pay per view reviews and articles of h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why are you not a Member of BPL?
July 20, 2:15pm

Top Bag
Hi, I use this bag, and love it. Not just the weight factor, mine weighs 476g without stuff sack. I've been down to about 0 degrees Celcius with a thermarest ridgerest inside and a very thin E...

In Gear Deals » Rab down sleeping bags at least 60% off
July 14, 12:34pm

Are you "packing" while you are packing?
Please moderators, not again!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you "packing" while you are packing?
July 13, 6:05am

Ion/ Burn Alternatives
I have and use an Ion, and my alternative pack is a North Face Verto 26 when I may want to strap things on the outside. Highly recommended and cheap(ish). cheers, fred

In GEAR » Ion/ Burn Alternatives
July 05, 10:04am

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