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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Looking to buy a two to three man tent. Wanting it for the event in May, a two week walking holiday in the Shetland Islands in June but most importantly for when we do our massive trip. We plan to be gone for 3-4 years but are wanting the option to sleep outdoors in the summer as opposed to the vehicle at times. Theres so much choice we nref some recommendations. Having room to cook or another room to put stuff in would br good.
Also can you buy double sleeping bags? What type of equipment is essential?
Id search the thread for tent info, this subject has been beaten to death over the years, if you want an accurate answer, put more detail into your question, such as:
-max weight - do you have to carry it hiking too or just throw it in the back of a vehicle?
-how many season use?
-whats your budget?
everyone has ideas about the 'perfect' tent, for some a $15 tent from a superstore is perfect, for some a $1000 Hilleberg is best, what do YOU want from the tent ?
Its also good to say where you are in the world, I take it you are in the UK? take a moment to fill in your location within your profile (so it appears in the top right corner of your post) and people will know which market you are buying stuff in and can advise you accordingly.
For a vehicle/camper based trip you should be able to find some zip together sleeping bags fairly cheaply in the UK, take some blankets and some thermarest style pads for the tent.
Dont get bogged down with this stuff as yet, decide what vehicle you want to use first, then see how much space you have and then buy equipment to fit your vehicle - you may get some equipment with the vehicle you buy - dont take too much crap, keep things simple.
I'd suggest the Halo or maybe the Omega if you want more space. Both have alloy poles and the Omega has the tension band system to keep it stable if it gets breezy, as I believe it can do, in tree-less Shetland..!
I've got more than one Vango tent and for the money I think they're hard to beat.
Thanks for the reply Gipper. We are in London...will update that after this.
We really want something that has seperate sleeping space so we can be a little organised! When we are on our big trip, we will only be using it if we fancy it in the summer somewhere.
When we first use it it will be when we are at the HUNN event and then for 2 weeks every day in June when we are in the Shetland Isles.
I wouldn't want to spend more than £100-150?
Any ideas? Thank you
I use a omega 350 by Vango on my bike small enough to roll up & poles are ally not carbon the 350 you could at a strech fit 3 ppl in the sleep area & 1 in the vestable area I had me & GF in it plus 2 panners & dry bag cooking gear in vestable. make sure the omega not Bravo carbon poles
Ì used the 50 Euro High Peak Texel 3 Tent every day while traveling around africa for two years and to travel around Southamerica. This tent can stand without pegs, has a malaria net and is very and fast and easy to pitch:
consider taking a tarp with some collapsible poles. Lots of uses. Mainly keeping you dry but also good shade when no other is available. It gives you great outside space especially with a small tent. You'll see plenty being used at the HUBB I suspect in a few days!
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