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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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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Hi It have been many a year since I have slept under canvas or rip stop.
as in the Army we used Bivvi Bags & poncho, (tent minus sides held up by bungees!)
I want a 3 man tent easy up down I got a very cheap 3 man from tesco my gf went to japan & lost it in the hurrican!
nbot botherd if domed, would prefer a portch then by the time u get in it put your helmet bootd etc no room that is why im saying a 3 man.
I have used a mini gaz ring with a tiny gaz bottle last abt a wek making 1 cup of t aday in morning, am thnking of getting a petrol cooker that way with a tank of petrol never worry suggestions please ta
I can't see why anyone would buy anything apart from the Coleman dual Fuel cookers. (enlighten me if im wrong)
They're cheap at £50-£60, run on petrol, pack small without extras, hardly EVER need cleaning or servicing and pack a punch. I've had mine for 3 years, used it regularly and its never been cleaned or let me down.
It makes me laugh when you see all these people boiling water for tea at Ripley with £300 stoves designed for climbing Everest.
On a more serious note.. How are those MSR's for blocking and fiddliness ?
I travelled with a few guys who had them and they seemed to spend more time cleaning, dissasembling/assembling and unblocking them than actually cooking.
Seemed rather "faffy" to me !!
"faffy"? Not so much. It may need maintenance once in a while, but is is not complex to do, and 15 mins every few weeks is not so bad.... In areas with dodgier fuel, I think this is inevitable.
I choose to clean it once during our South America trip, but then we were cooking with unleaded petrol the whole time. White gas does burn a whole lot cleaner. There is a needle in the jet, so jet blockages are just a case of giving it a shake. Boil time about 3-4 mins
Fiddliness? nothing fiddly, really: unfold three legs, connect fuel, prime and cook....
You do need to open out the windshield, but is very effective and using it makes a big difference to efficiency, naturally....
I have since upped to a Primus Omnifuel: more fuel versatility, flame control, and more solid build. Indeed, I now will use either white gas, or propane with that. I'd only go back to unleaded when on a trip: sooty in the priming phase and questionable how healthy it is , even though the burn is probably complete, looking at the after-burner flame. Boil time is about 3 mins.
Down side is simply the cost: the coleman and MSR put together. I only got mine when Blacks knocked off a serious chunk in a sale.
I had an issue with a leak when coupling the fuel line and bottle, but I think I've ironed that out...
if a stove budget of £60 is acceptable, also cast an eye at the Whisperlite. I had one and it never let me down, also only about 450 gr (exclusing fuel). Packs down small, too.
I've had a Whisperlite since the early 90's, still use it regularly and have had very little trouble with it. The stove bit packs down to next to nothing but gets you covered in soot doing it. The fuel bottle doesn't pack down unless you stand on it!
Used with Coleman fuel it never clogs although with unleaded it does need cleaning now and again. Priming it to get it going first thing in the morning is probably the biggest hassle. It's ok when you're awake but first thing in the morning when you're still half asleep you're likely to take your eyebrows off with it.
Now... I've NEVER tried this but I was told and guaranteed by an Aussie stove lover that you can clean the Colemans by filling it with a cap of fuel injection cleaner (not sure how much) and lighting it. Do this once every 200 uses.
It apparently "Whizzes, pops, bang and sparks" and completely decarbonizes itself.
Hi guys thanks for the Info re the cookers, will have a butchers & see what I think, out of them 2 I am sure I want either duel or petrol.
Budget for tent lets say £200- 250 max dont really want to go that Hi.
I still have my Army Bivvi Bag ok if just me for the w/e, & all my Gear is in Waterproof bags so can be left out over night but chances are it could all get stolen, (can't stop somone stealing from a tent either, lol)
as it will be 2 of us the following will be required.
Tent can be any shape would prefer so 1 person can put up while gf makes the T (dont tell her that )
would like to be able to walk around in side it on my knees! (am 5ft 6'),
and has internal ground sheet.
that reminds me I need to get them foam things for laying down before you put your sleeping bag down, we have them in the Army Very bulky must be somthing better & less bulky, they are only there to stop the cold going through.
Think I will go for 1 of the colmans, will pop down have a look @ both, then decide dont really want to flaff about with a 'extra' conntainer for the whisperlight when there is a contaner on the bike called a tank lol
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