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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All travellers love natural places but why dont they think that it may be dangerous to camp in wild grounds and places very close to water supplies.
At nights all wild animals are there to drink water. When you meet a baby
animal, you must be away from that place.Probably parents are somewhere there around this point. Also the fire in front of the colorful tents invites animals.
Just back at the club after a visit to 3 riders who has done this mistake and
have been attacked by wild pigs.
Better ask local people,police,or gendarme for a safe place to camp free.
People in the natura and villages are more hospitable than those in the cities.
Location: in our 10th year on the road-only half way- now in Australia
m.zeki avar - sage words - I think that many people often forget the 'wild' part of 'wild camping'!!
many of us who love to camp 'wild/primitive' (and often have no choice but to) follow a few 'rules' when it comes to choosing a relatively 'safe' place to camp......there are a few facts about wild camping to remember.
try to be out of sight of the road or main throughfare (Sometimes it takes two or three investigations to get somewhere practical)
Choose a level area that seems to be high ground. The place that you pitch your tent is important. If you are at the bottom of a slope, no matter how gentle a slope it is you may find your tent flooded if it rains.
Look for signs of mud and run-off. These problems can usually be spotted by careful observation. Water run-off will normally create an area of erosion in the ground.
Look for a large number of animal tracks. In the wild animals will often make their own pathways that they use over and over again. If you happen to pitch your tent in the middle of one of these paths you may be disturbed more than you would like during the night....as these guys found out!
Watering Holes: animal tracks can be found around the rim of the watering hole as animals come down to get a drink.
consider the arrangements for the loo - not just for the environment but also your own hygiene - always find a spot at least 30 metres away from fresh/running water.
carry more fresh water than you would usually as you will need some for cooking and washing.
when building a fire, always keep water handy and keep the fire well away from your tent, brush and tree area.
make sure the fire is out before clearing it up and leave no trace.
Wild dogs ( and also often wild pigs/boars) are in greater numbers within a 2 km radius of a village or rubbish tips that are often associated with, and on the outskirts of, small towns and villages, so avoiding these areas is good.
try not to have a brightly coloured tent. Simon and I use a fairly dark green tent - this is not so obvious and less frightening to locals and animals alike!
there are many more 'things' to look out for...but many of us do camp wild and have done for many years by just using a few simple rules....
just be aware of your surroundings.
and if its your first few times at 'wild' camping use m.zeki avar's advice...
"Better ask local people,police,or gendarme for a safe place to camp free.
People in the natura and villages are more hospitable than those in the cities"...
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Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.
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