The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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can anyone advise on the availability of gas (for cooking) in western africa?
am considering a 4.5 kg gas bottle and burner with perhaps a multi-fuel stove for back up . . . am I likely to find places to trade my bottle for a full one? propane or butane?
Only problem with gas in africa is as you move between countries, they all use the gas bottles but with different fittings. So even if you buy one down there, you find its worthless in the next country. It is really difficult trying to find the adapters to allow them to connect up.
I agree with Toby - I've seen plenty of gas but the fittings never fit! I carry some MSR isobutane with me normally, then switch to an MSR Dragonfly multifuel when the gas runs out. Even though they run on just about anything, I take a 5l jerry full of Coleman fuel just for the stove. Lasts bloody ages.
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I agree with the above comments a gas bottle will be a hassle in North Africa unless the bottle you carry is enough for your whole trip.
The MSR and Primus multifuel stoves are great but they do take some punishment with all the sand and grit about. Its worth being anal about storing them in plastic bags and also making some sort of base to stand them on to keep them out of the sand.
It is also worth running them on coleman fuel as this is cleaner than anything else.
Also take some spare jets with you you can buy these separately. After seven months on the go mine started to clog up which can be very frustrating. I'd also take a wire grill tray or pot stand so you can BBQ sometimes.
I bought 2 of the green 'football' sized bottles in Tunisia (one with the fitting) and found they last at least a month cooking for up to 8, probably more if you use a volcano to boil water.
They were cheap to buy and a quid to refill. I agree trying to get refills in other countries is hit and miss.
In French West Africa they use Total Gas which is in spheres, in Ghana they refill gas containers from the back of the gas truck or in the depot. When we ran out, three rocks and a hand full of twigs will make 2 cups of tea in minutes. Also take a thermos, use breakfast fire to boil water for elevensis
We've been using a 12l (5kg) bottle as sold in Belgium. Cooking a lot, it took us 2 months to empty it. We refilled it in Bamako (took 30 mins). It could as well be refilled in Mauritania (in Noudhibou, or from trucks you'll find in settlements along the tarred roads.
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