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!
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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.'
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Hi. Iv used the Hiker in the army.. its heavy and not always the easiest to fire up. Its mulifuel, but works best on parafin (?)
Check out the optimus Nova. Its about the same prise, lite, easy to use and repair, and work perfectly on unlead gasoline.
Iv had a Nova for about 3 years and think its great!
The only dovnside I found is that its really noisy..
Hi, I have an MSR stove, first bought it about 10 years ago and it works well on whatever fuel I have in the bikes tank, leaded,unleaded whatever octane, it carries on working even in strong winds the only draw back is that it can't be used too near the tent for fear of a fire. It is very rugged and easy to clean. Regards Chris
so which one?
Reading web sites and posts till I see double I still am not suer which stove to use.
The Nova and msr XGK seem to have the least critical comments but the whisperlite and dragonfly came after and should be better so what's it to be?
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)
Follow on from Scotts wood stove idea.
Here is a link to more info on the wood burning stoves and info on how to make your own. I havn't got around to making one myself yet so cant comment on them. I like the idea. http://hikinghq.net/sgt_stove/sgt_stove1.html
@Andy, what a great link! I'll give it a try whith the one or other idea.
Currently I'm using either a Trangia with methelated spirits or an older Whisperlite with my bike fuel.
I like the Trangia best. Works perfectly, doesn't get clogged, needs very little fuel - but alas, no bike fuel.
So, when on a trip to more remote countries I prefer the Whisperlite. Very compact, but gets clogged often. Maybe the new models are better where the jet is cleaned by shaking the stove.
".... the Coleman Peak - runs on petrol . ....... I've had mine years - totally reliable."
My experience exactly - I've only ever used Afro leaded and it s never clogged. take it out, give it a pump, turn it on,. its lit.
I like the idea of using natural fuels and combustable waste (I'm a big v-kettle fan) but let's face it, on a bike you will always have petrol - though I've ridden to places where there is no wood (or dry wood) for miles.
Zip stove sounds interesting though.
(I've found Nova and MSR-type 'red bottle' stoves clogging unreliable).
My favorite stove is by far the Trangia. The one problem is that it is hard to find methanol in more remote places.
But we (my girlfriend and I) can go for about 10 days on little less than a liter. And that is hot breakfast and hot dinner in wintercamping conditions (wintertrekking in mountains). So we can manage most of the time long enough before we get resuplied.
On my last trip (to the Polarcircle) I bought a whole new Trangia in Sweden. Including a gasdispenser to be used in the Trangia set up. Payed close to half of what I would have paid for the whole set in Belgium!
I was hoping that the gas option would make it easier to find cookingfuel on longer trips planned in the future.
Auch, a major miscalculation. You can find gas almost anywhere... But seems that there are so many different sort of connections between the gascan and the burner that it becomes hard to find the correct one.
Now I am wondering. Is there anybody who has an overview over all these different connections.
For ex in Marocco this would be very very handy. I know there is one specific type of gascan you can find almost anywhere. But what type of connector do you need?
Same goes for Spain, France, Scandinavia,...
Would really be interesting to get an online overview pieced together. And then next to it the pieces you need to connect it to for ex. the Trangia gas burner.
I can imagin there are other folks who have for ex. a gas stove in there 4x4 build in who would be interested in this stuff.
My only problem is that I have no idea how you descripe these pieces (kind of thread, measurements,...) so that any shopowner can sell you the correct stuff.
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