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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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.
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I'm looking for a water purification system for a long trip. Something which kills pathogens ideally. I'm travelling on four wheels so space isn't the limiting factor (to a point) and I'm willing to invest in a decent system. Is there any system which requires no replacement cartridges etc? How good are UV irradiation techniques?
My ideal solution would be to filter water through a gauze or handkerchief into an intermediate container, then purify it with something like the steripen . I should think it would be quite simple to rig up a covertor to run it off a 12v car battery (takes 4 batteries or 6v).
It doen't look to robust though, so a more practical large-scale purifier would be better
Thanks for any info
[This message has been edited by danielsprague (edited 30 November 2004).]
I've been camping quite lot with MSR Miniworks EX, and I feel it works great. I have no personal experience about other filters, but USMC uses it, so it should tell something about how robust it is. And the filter is VERY EASY to clean.
MSR has also somekind of steripen, called MSR Miox(if I remember right). If you already haven't , check them out at www.msrcorp.com
I use the MSR Miniworks too, it's great and robust, but it's just a filter not a purifier. I've also got the nice and compact First Need purifier, checkout the details: http://tinyurl.com/4o2up [REI.com] I'm sure Field and Trek or Cotswolds in the UK have them.
The First Need purifier mentioned by Nick above is worth consideration because it's the only pump/filter type system that eliminates viruses. No chemicials are involved. It's very compact, seems well made, but is somewhat more expensive than other filters. But, getting hepatitis isn't exactly cheap, either.
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