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 have just been researching cooking options for my upcoming Africa trip and have come across the COBB cooking system, looks pretty good, has anyone here used one on the road? Was it hard finding charcoal fuel? Easy to clean? Has anyone used the gas version of the COBB? How fuel efficient was it?
I am a keen cook and love ours (which is a charcoal one) but it has it's downsides.
Positives: It is hugely versatile - you can roast a chicken or a joint of meat and cook veggies in the reservoir. You can also make pizza and bake bread or cakes as well as cooking the usual pan based meals. It is very economical - just a few chunks of charcoal will keep you cooking for at least an hour and a half. Charcoal is cheap and very easy to find. After a few minutes it creates no smoke so you can use it to cook inside if you want, it also has little feet so you can put it on any surface.
Negatives: It is bulky. It generates a lot of greasy surfaces and as such is a pain to clean especially if you don't have unlimited hot water. As it has a domed cover you can only use quite a shallow pan on it as it doesn't really work with the lid off. As such it isn't the best option for anything that needs much attention eg pan frying.
I would say go for it if you love cooking and want to be able to cook all sorts on the road. But I wouldn't have it as a sole, or even a main, cooking option. We also had a 2 ring Coleman petrol stove, a potjkie and a braai (told you I liked cooking!).
I have to agree that in theory the Cobb looks excellent but in reality it is very awkward to pack and extremely frustrating to clean. Perfect for an away weekend in a campsite but not bushcamping daily.
We have been using it for about a year on our trip. Agree with the points above. We found that using non-paraffin based firestarters and/or Cobblestones (both available on the cobb website) helped with the amount of sooty deposits that needed heavy cleaning. Also, in our experience, the efficiency is impaired significantly if there is even a slight wind. The non-stick surface on the grill plate started wearing off despite careful cleaning quite early on.
Still glad we brought it - definitely a occasional use item.
I've been using my Cobb for about 5 years now but I've only managed to travel with it on the bike as far as Ripley as it fills my E52 Maxia topbox but as a 4x4 cooker it would be superb.
I've cooked a full Xmas dinner in it as well as baking apple pies etc. I don't know of another cooker that you would be able to cook such a wide range of foods in that is as portable.
At Ripley I've cooked large 1 pot meals, beef stew and chicken curry etc for upwards of 10 people without too many problems. I use the frying pan as a hotplate and sit a large pot on top. It takes a while to boil but simmers for hours on a small amount of charcoal.
The thing is though, they're expensive and if I was travelling in Africa I would just make a fire or fashion a charcoal cooker and cook on that and use a petrol stove for everything else.
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