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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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I've had mine about 15 years and its still fab. Better than a cafetiere even for several mugs at the same time at home (one after the other!). I did think it a bit pricey at the time, but not after all these years! I've since bought a cheaper one as well, which lets water through more quickly, but also more fines
I guess my list is getting bigger but I always enjoyed coffe while travelling and my RTW I will certainly try one of the these, the coffe bags are practical but not easy to find and the net things are just too messy .
I had one of the smartcafe things, but it keeps the grounds in what your drinking, seperate maybe but still brewing? And its a pain to clean.
Coffee bags are good. You can get empty bags for tea quite cheaply, no reaon not to put coffee in them?
I did read teabags don't degrade easily? Also read they're good on the compost heap though!?! The mugmate can be used for tea too but I'd have one for coffee seperately if you're a bit fussy about the taste!
For motorbike travel I’ve given up on filtered coffee and use instant Nescafe, and once in a while a tea-like coffee bag.
But – I don’t carry a stove, nor any special coffee-making equipment. I did, but gave up on both because of space and weight, and the hassle of keeping the stove clean after burning gasoline. I do carry a pot with lid and a coffee mug.
If someone at a hostel or campsite has a stove or fire going to boil my water, great.
If not, I tap my Nescafe into the pot, add cold water, shake vigorously and – voila! Delicious cold black coffee!
OK, it’s not the most appetizing beverage on earth. But I actually got used to it, and it delivers the caffeine kick I need. And it's ready in 20 seconds. Cuz frankly it’s not safe for me to operate a motorbike in the morning without a shot of caffeine to get my head screwed on straight…
I use this little thing - a cheap Ikea tea infuser. I carry ground coffee in a plastic container, lid off, press open the sides grabs just enough for a strong mug, tap firmly off the excess coffee back into the container, place in mug, pour in boiling water and agitate gently for a minute. Makes good coffee with only some fine grounds left in the bottom of the mug.
Recently bought a Starbucks Stainless Steel Travel Press. Makes a little over 2 cups of coffee, rock solid, and keeps coffee hot a long time. Seriously, I made batch and forgot it in my air conditioned office from 8am to about 1400. When I took a sip it was still hot enough to burn my mouth.
The only problem is it cannot take finely ground coffee. I tried some Jacob's (German Coffee) and it gummed up the wire mesh filter and almost broke it.
I'm not one to chase labels, but this Starbucks press is quality.
Makes good coffee with only some fine grounds left in the bottom of the mug.
I don't count myself as a coffee snob, but it is my drink of preference and one thing I've learned that it is just as important to get the right kind of ground coffee. Most reputable coffee purveyors have at least two types - percolator or cafetiere. Percolator grounds are finer, while cafetieres are coarser because the filters are different sizes. When you aren't sure what size is suitable you should go for the coarser ground.
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