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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I'm pleased to tell all of you you can stop looking for the perfect stove.
I think I may have found it.
It burns hotter than gas or petrol or deisel.
It is fueled by material easily found in most places, especially in the middle of nowhere.
It is quiet and believe it or not quite fun to use.
What's it fueled by?
How does it work?
A small battery powered fan blows beneath the receptacle where you got the fire going.
Oh, it's also pretty cheap.
The Sierra Zip Stove. http://www.zzstove.com/
I also found another stove that works on a similar concept the Markill Wilderness Stove (even better because it has a varialb reostat and a jack to connect it to a solar panel to recharge the battery.
I heartily recommend this stove. It works like a little forge. Hot as heck.
I've used a load of different other stoves, the Optimus NOva being the last one. Great stove, noisy, get's clogged but easily clearable. But nothing comes close to the convenience of wood.
check it out.
(by the way I don't work for these guys, I would actually recommend the Markill stove more but since it's no longer available c'est la vie)
Or you can use a large (coffee can size) can, fill it to 2 1/2- 3 inches below the top of the can with sand. poke holes 1 inche below the top of the sand level. pour in a cup or so of whatever you have, gasoline, kerosene, light it. It will produce a hole flame for about 30 minutes on one cup. finished, just pour out the sand and tie the can to someplace on your bike, or throw it away and hope to find another can that night.
Location: Dreaming of travelling and riding bikes in general..
not trying to turn this into a 'who's got the best stove' but just to say the we took the coleman on our UK to South Africa. It runs on petrol and boiled water quicker and was quieter than the MSR dragonfly, is it?, which our friends took. It is cheaper but probably bigger than the MSR.
We have used a MSR Whisperlite. This was good, but a bit flimsy. Since upgraded to the Primus Omnifuel: far sturdier than the MSR equivalent: all metal components, no plastic. Powerful and compact. Very pleased
Having said that the wood burning equivalent looks very neat and practical. An added bonus is you don't have to buy fuel or syphon your tank, and its carbon neutral, even if a stove's CO2 output is minimal compared the motorbike that got you to your camping spot... I like.
Have seen a fan stove in operation, and they are pretty neat little things. So long as you have some batteries..lol.
One down side that did become apparent for me anyways, was it tended to soot up the pots badly and the stove tended to get a bit sooty.
Certainly a neat idea.. but for me, will be sticking with my jetboil and msr dragonfly.
Oh the reason msr use plastic pumps is to avoid pressure bottle explosions when stoves leak or are left unattended. The heat will melt the pump unit and not allow it to pressure cook. Or so I was informed by their rep.
If your out in the desert you wont have wood. And if your batteries run out, it probably wont burn good enough either. The petrol stoves seem a better idea. Only thing you worry about is petrol in your bike. And if you run out of that, your screwed anyway.
tripper is on the money witht last post. - Perfect for some situations but not all, the same for everything.
As far as liquid fuel stoves go one thing to look at is maintance - an MSR liquid fuel stove (whisperlite, Dragonfly, X-GK, etc) are far easier to maintain than a Coleman ( I worked for a store for 6 years that was an offical repairer for Coleman stoves and lanterns - i own MSR....). Quite they are not!
Flimsyness of MSR? i owned a whisperlite international for something close to 7 years and only sold it because i was given a new shiny dragonfly. It had some serious use - the advantage of living in NZ - I averaged 65-70 days a year in the bush hunting, tramping(hiking) and climbing. The whisperlite never failed me once.
Colemen, Primus, and lets not forget the old Optimus are all good, capable bits of kit but MSR for outright long-term maintance - my money is on MSR
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