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Old 26 Dec 2007
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"List of Doom"

Hey guys,

My dad and I have a week to go now, yippee, before we begin our
journey to the equator.
Due to our route, I have put this list here and was hoping you could shed a little light on it with any info. specific to these countries.
Even though its a week away, we still have time to get a few things, though we doubt any more can fit....any ideas?
thanks for your help hay...
mike

The List of Doom:

Clothing:
  • 1 x Pair of Hiking/Fishing wet shoes √
  • 1 x Pair of Flip Flops √
  • 1 x Pair of short socks √
  • 1 x Shorts √
  • 1 x Swimming Shorts √
  • 1 x Long Pants
  • 3 x T-Shirts √
  • 1 x Fleece √
  • 1 x Beanie √
  • 1 x Rain Jacket √
  • 1 x Hat √
Personal:
  • 1 x Tooth Brush
  • 1 x Tooth Paste
  • 1 x Water Bottle √
  • 1 x Small pen knife√
  • 1 x Harmonica√
  • 1 x Towel/Sarong√
  • 1 x Bar of Soap
  • 4 x Contact lens pairs (monthly’s) √
  • 1 x Contact Lens Case
  • 1 x Contact Lens Solution
  • 1 x Glasses√
  • 2 x Two Ear Plugs√
  • 1 x Nikon D40x DSLR Camera√
  • 1 x Camera Tripod√
  • 1 x Tattoo (click here to see our trip tattoo) √
  • 1 x Notebook and Pen
  • 1 x Sunglasses√
  • 1 x Toilet Paper
  • $3500 between two√
  • R5000 between two√
  • 1 x Head torch
  • 1 x Waterproof watch√
  • 1 x Two Person Tent√ (courtesy of Ram Mountaineering)
  • 1 x Sleeping Bag√
  • 1 x Sleeping Mattress√ (courtesy of Ram Mountaineering)


Camping
  • 1 x Tarpaulin Sheet
  • 1 x MSR Whisperlite Stove
  • 1 x Cooking Pot Set (small can, big can, frying pan)
  • 1 x Jaffel Iron
  • 1 x Braai Grid
  • 1 x Small Braai Tongs
  • 1 x Cutlery Set (knife, fork, spoon, bottle opener, wooden spoon, tongs, egg flipper)
  • 1 x Scrubbing pad
  • 1 x Mug
  • 1 x Plate
  • 1 x bottle of washing up liquid
  • 1 x Turbo Flame lighter√
  • 4 x small pieces of rope/cord
  • 1 x two person mosquito net
Food:
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Yeast
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Oats
  • Oil
  • Rice
  • Suagr
  • Tea & coffee
  • Cremora
  • Cans – Bully beef, Sweet corn, Sardines, Pilchards, Peaches
Medical/First Aid Kit:
  • Syringes x 4
  • I.V drip set
  • Bandages Assorted – cravats, ace bandage
  • Gauze Assorted – 4x4’s, 2x 4’s
  • Wound cleaner
  • Mercurochrome
  • Triangle bandage x 2
  • Plasters assorted
  • Quadriderm cream
  • Eye drops
  • Antihistamine tablets
  • Diarahhero Tablets
  • Nausea tablets
  • Pain tablets-mybulin
  • Cortisone Tablets
  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-malaria – Coartem
  • Malaria Test Kit x 2
  • Sutures
  • Local anesthetic kit
  • Pethedine amps
  • Tramal amps
  • Dormicum amps
  • Anti-Inflammatory tablets
  • Cold sore ointment
  • Elastoplast plaster
  • Rehydrate
  • Tabard
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Space blanket
  • Water purification tablets
  • Gloves x 4
  • Micropal/Clear tape
  • Safety pins
Fishing
  • 2 x Fly Rod
  • 2 x Bait Rod
  • 2 x Fly Reels with floating line
  • 1 x Coffee Grinder Reel
  • 1 x Spare Spool for Coffee Grinder
  • 1 x Bait Caster Reel
  • 1 x Drop shot box
  • 1 x Salt water/Fresh water fly box
  • 1 x Small lure box
  • 1 x Bigger lure box
  • 1 x Hooks/Sinkers/Line box
  • 1 x Diving Bag
  • 1 x Goggle/Snorkel

Communications
  • 1 x Cell Phone (free roaming enabled)
  • 1 x Cell Phone Charger and extension
  • 1 x Laptop in foam padded case
  • 1 x Laptop Charger
  • 1 x Satellite Modem Bgan Terminal (thanks to www.capricronsatellite.com)
  • 1 x USB Flash drive stick
Biking
Bike Spares:
  • Plugs x 2
  • Brake Pads x 1 set
  • Front tubes x 3
  • Back tubes x 3
  • Pull//Push cable accelerator
  • Wheel Bearing x 1 set (back and front)
  • Clutch and Brake lever
  • Mounting bracket for back brake
  • Gear lever x 1
  • Nuts and bolts
  • Master links x 4
  • Electrical Wire
  • Insulation Tape
  • Duck tape
  • Wire connectors
  • Fuses
  • Tow Rope
  • Rope
  • 2 x Spare keys
  • 1 x Goggles
  • 1 x Gloves

Navigation
  • 1 x Map Studio Africa Road Atlas
  • 1 x Garmin GPS and spare AA batteries
  • 1 x Traclocate Beacon (thanks to AfricanStuff)
Paperwork/Documents
  • 2 x South African Passports
  • 2 x Home country driving licences
  • 2 x International Driving licences
  • 2 x Vaccine Cards with relevant certificates
  • 2 x Bank cards
  • 2 x I.D books
  • 5 x Spare passport photos


Photocopies:
1.2 x Photocopies of International Driving Licence important pages (Laminated)
2.2 x Photocopies of Passport important pages (Laminated)
3.2 x Photocopies of home driving licenses (Laminated)
4.2 x Photocopies of Bike Registration documents (Laminated)
5.2 x Photocopies of motor vehicle license document and disc
6.2 x Photocopies of Vaccine certificates (Laminated)
7.2 x Photocopies of I.D book important pages (Laminated)
8.2 x Photocopies of Bank cards (Laminated)


Tools:
  • Spanners – 8, 10, 12, 13, 14,17
  • Wheel spanners – front and back
  • Allen Keys – assorted
  • T-bar and sockets- 6,8,10
  • Screwdrivers- star and flat
  • Vice grip
  • Shifting spanner
  • Spoke spanner
  • Pliers
  • Wire cutter
  • Hacksaw blade
  • Wire
  • Zip ties
  • Tyre levers
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • 1 x Oxford Pen Air Pressure Gauge (thanks to DMD)
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trip tattoo ?

Wow, you maybe started a new hype here...







[Hope you don't have to divers too much from your planned route]
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i hope you make it.......

Have you ever ridden your bikes offr oad with ALL that stuff strapped to them? It seems a LOT of stuff......

I reckon your gonna wish you had left half or most of it behind.

The old Backpackers rule applies: every 100 grams carried feels like a Kilo by the end of the day. Im betting thre gonna be a trail of fishing weigts, waffle irons, and tripods (use a rock, or the bike) across Africa!

Best wishes though


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I hope we make it too....

Yeah, it is alot hay....we have actually halved quite a great deal now
though but still have yet to get to the packing part...
glad you like the tattoo....
would be nice if we stuck to that route, it being a tattoo for life and everything...(still a bit scary having one)
any specific bits of info for the east coast
or zambia/angola?
thanks
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Yeowzis!

I lost concentration after item 89... You really need to seriously reconsider your list guys! Thats just crazy, even half of that is crazy... its going to make your trip a drag man.

I hope you scale down and have a blast!
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Dude, reconsider the list even more!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeb8man View Post
Yeah, it is alot hay....we have actually halved quite a great deal now
though but still have yet to get to the packing part...
mike
Mike, its like this. HONESTLY 75% of what you have there you will not use.
PLEASE, so you don't have the worst, most miserable ride of your life, trim it down to even less. ( harmonicas and Brai griddles are not essential).
then pack it up.
Then go ride it off road!!!! HARD! then ride it on road HARD.

then go home, chuck away the crap you decide is too heavy and you can do without, then repeat test 1 off road.....

You will be thanking me half way across Africa!
the conversation will go like this.

"Dad..........., pant,........ grunt, ow,............ grunt,........... you ...................know............... that............ Martynbiker............guy..............off....... ........the..............HUBB?.......grunt, pant,......... pant, ........pant.................. ., well......he was right .........about, ........pant, .......pant,... grunt,. the weight!?

Get it sorted BEFORE you leave Mike

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I find myself agreeing YET AGAIN with Martyn, the guy offers really good advice and we do tent to think alike.

I like to pack for every emergency, but tent to keep sending stuff home alot.
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Cheers Dude!

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I find myself agreeing YET AGAIN with Martyn, the guy offers really good advice and we do tent to think alike.

I like to pack for every emergency, but tent to keep sending stuff home alot.
Thanks for your support again Lee.. .... I learned the HARD way... I had a packing list like that a about 10 years ago.
which is why I feel qualified to offer Mike such strong advice.
I can go a couple of weeks on a small holdall sized bag now...

That is why we are all here on the HUBB, to help each other have a better experience, to exchange differing views, experiences and tips that have made our Journeys more pleasant and to advise others on the pitfalls that made our journeys Hell.

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That is why we are all here on the HUBB, to help each other have a better experience, to exchange differing views, experiences and tips that have made our Journeys more pleasant and to advise others on the pitfalls that made our journeys Hell.
... but sometimes you HAVE to learn the hard way

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... but sometimes you HAVE to learn the hard way

John
True, true, normally I would let him John.... if it were something small or a local trip, but it looks like this is a trip of a LIFETIME for him & his Dad.
I would give my nuts to have done a trip by Bike like that with my Dad,( but he just isn't into Bikes.... sure he feigns Interest now and then...) For Mike this is Special, why else would he have had the Tattoo n everything?
I just want him to have it the BEST it can be for him.

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If you are intending to have your body tattoo'd as to look like a world atlas, don't forget to have the Rosso (Senegal) border on your anus
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Hey Mike

I have had a look at your list mate and have shaved some things off that you don't really need. Remember it's Africa and you can get this stuff along the way if you really need it. Listen to Martyn, he does know what he's talking about.

Martyn, you may be able to shave some more off as well?

Cheers guys and enjoy your trip, maybe I will see you up in TZ for a coldie.

Ivan

Clothing:
• (Pair of SWAT boots)!
• 1 x Pair of Flip Flops √
• 1 x Pair of short socks √
• 1 x Shorts √

• 1 x Long Pants
• 3 x T-Shirts √
• 1 x Fleece √

Personal:
• 1 x Tooth Brush
• 1 x Tooth Paste

• 1 x Small pen knife√
• 1 x Harmonica√
• 1 x Towel
• 1 x Bar of Soap
• 4 x Contact lens pairs (monthly’s) √
• 1 x Contact Lens Case
• 1 x Contact Lens Solution
• 1 x Glasses√
• 2 x Two Ear Plugs√
• (Small Camera)

• 1 x Tattoo (click here to see our trip tattoo) √
• 1 x Notebook and Pen
• 1 x Sunglasses√

• $3500 between two√
• R5000 between two√
• 1 x Head torch
• 1 x Waterproof watch√
• 1 x Two Person Tent√ (courtesy of Ram Mountaineering)
• 1 x Sleeping Bag√
• 1 x Sleeping Mattress√ (courtesy of Ram Mountaineering)


Camping

• 1 x MSR Whisperlite Stove
• 1 x Cooking Pot Set (small can, big can, frying pan)

• 1 x Cutlery Set (knife, fork, spoon, bottle opener, wooden spoon, tongs, egg flipper)
• 1 x Scrubbing pad
• 1 x Mug
• 1 x Plate
• 1 x bottle of washing up liquid


• 1 x two person mosquito net
Food:

• Salt & Pepper
• Oats
• Oil
• Rice
• Suagr
• Tea & coffee
• Cremora

Medical/First Aid Kit:
• Syringes x 4
• I.V drip set
• Bandages Assorted – cravats, ace bandage
• Gauze Assorted – 4x4’s, 2x 4’s
• Wound cleaner
• Mercurochrome
• Triangle bandage x 2
• Plasters assorted
• Quadriderm cream
• Eye drops
• Antihistamine tablets
• Diarahhero Tablets
• Nausea tablets
• Pain tablets-mybulin
• Cortisone Tablets
• Antibiotics
• Anti-malaria – Coartem
• Malaria Test Kit x 2
• Sutures
• Local anesthetic kit
• Pethedine amps
• Tramal amps
• Dormicum amps
• Anti-Inflammatory tablets
• Cold sore ointment
• Elastoplast plaster
• Rehydrate
• Tabard
• Sunscreen lotion
• Space blanket
• Water purification tablets
• Gloves x 4
• Micropal/Clear tape
• Safety pins
Fishing
• 1 x small fishing reel and some hooks!

Communications
• 1 x Cell Phone (free roaming enabled)
• 1 x Cell Phone Charger and extension


• 1 x USB Flash drive stick
Biking
• 2 x Kawasaki KLR 650 Motorcycle
• 2 x Helmet
• 2 x Ricah Enduro Jacket
• 2 x Riding Pants
• 2 x Riding Goggles
• 2 x Ricah Gloves
• 2 x Riding Boots
• 2 x Riding Socks

• 2 x Hydra-Pak Big Sur Hydration System (courtesy of Hydrapak)

• 2 x Oxford Sports Tank Bag
• 2 x Trip Sticker

• 2 x Oxford Titan Disc locks (thanks to DMD)
Bike Spares:
• Plugs x 2
• Brake Pads x 1 set
• 1 x Front tube
• 1 x Back tube
• Pull//Push cable accelerator
• Wheel Bearing x 1 set (back and front)
• Clutch and Brake lever
• Mounting bracket for back brake
• Gear lever x 1
• Nuts and bolts
• Master links x 4
• Electrical Wire
• Insulation Tape
• Duck tape
• Wire connectors
• Fuses


• 2 x Spare keys

Navigation
• 1 x Map Studio Africa Road Atlas
• 1 x Garmin GPS and spare AA batteries

Paperwork/Documents
• 2 x South African Passports
• 2 x Home country driving licences
• 2 x International Driving licences
• 2 x Vaccine Cards with relevant certificates
• 2 x Bank cards
• 2 x I.D books
• 5 x Spare passport photos


Photocopies:
1.2 x Photocopies of International Driving Licence important pages (Laminated)
2.2 x Photocopies of Passport important pages (Laminated)
3.2 x Photocopies of home driving licenses (Laminated)
4.2 x Photocopies of Bike Registration documents (Laminated)
5.2 x Photocopies of motor vehicle license document and disc
6.2 x Photocopies of Vaccine certificates (Laminated)
7.2 x Photocopies of I.D book important pages (Laminated)
8.2 x Photocopies of Bank cards (Laminated)


Tools:
• Spanners – 8, 10, 12, 13, 14,17
• Wheel spanners – front and back
• Allen Keys – assorted
• T-bar and sockets- 6,8,10
• Screwdrivers- star and flat

• Shifting spanner
• Spoke spanner
• Pliers


• Wire
• Zip ties
• Tyre levers

• 1 x Oxford Pen Air Pressure Gauge (thanks to DMD)
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Hey Mike

I have had a look at your list mate and have shaved some things off that you don't really need. Remember it's Africa and you can get this stuff along the way if you really need it. Listen to Martyn, he does know what he's talking about.

Martyn, you may be able to shave some more off as well?

Cheers guys and enjoy your trip, maybe I will see you up in TZ for a coldie.

Ivan

Clothing:
• (Pair of SWAT boots)! behave
• 1 x Pair of Flip Flops √
• 1 x Pair of short socks √
• 1 x Shorts √

• 1 x Long Pants
• 3 x T-Shirts √
• 1 x Fleece √

Personal:
• 1 x Tooth Brush snap the handle in half
• 1 x Tooth Paste 1 tube between 2 people

• 1 x Small pen knife√
• 1 x Harmonica√ learn to whistle
• 1 x Towel
• 1 x Bar of Soap cut it in half
• 4 x Contact lens pairs (monthly’s) √
• 1 x Contact Lens Case
• 1 x Contact Lens Solution
• 1 x Glasses√
• 2 x Two Ear Plugs√
• (Small Camera)

• 1 x Tattoo (click here to see our trip tattoo) √NOT before a trip, you dont want infection
• 1 x Notebook and Pen
• 1 x Sunglasses√

• $3500 between two√ you gonna BUY africa?
• R5000 between two√ see above
• 1 x Head torch
• 1 x Waterproof watch√
• 1 x Two Person Tent√ (courtesy of Ram Mountaineering)
• 1 x Sleeping Bag√
• 1 x Sleeping Mattress√ (courtesy of Ram Mountaineering)


Camping

• 1 x MSR Whisperlite Stove
• 1 x Cooking Pot one pot meals are good ok, take 2 pot, stuff the fry pan
• 1 x Cutlery Set (knife, fork, spoon, bottle opener, wooden spoon, tongs, egg flipper) throw these
• 1 x Scrubbing pad
• 1 x Mug
• 1 x Plate
• 1 x bottle of washing up liquid


• 1 x two person mosquito net
Food:

• Salt & Pepper
• Oats
• Oil
• Rice
• Suagr
• Tea & coffee
• Cremora

Medical/First Aid Kit:
• Syringes x 4 get a doctors letter or it may raise eyebrows
• I.V drip set
• Bandages Assorted – cravats, ace bandage
• Gauze Assorted – 4x4’s, 2x 4’s
• Wound cleaner
• Mercurochrome
• Triangle bandage x 2
• Plasters assorted
• Quadriderm cream
• Eye drops
• Antihistamine tablets
• Diarahhero Tablets
• Nausea tablets
• Pain tablets-mybulin
• Cortisone Tablets
• Antibiotics
• Anti-malaria – Coartem
• Malaria Test Kit x 2
• Sutures
• Local anesthetic kit
• Pethedine amps
• Tramal amps
• Dormicum amps
• Anti-Inflammatory tablets
• Cold sore ointment
• Elastoplast plaster
• Rehydrate
• Tabard
• Sunscreen lotion
• Space blanket
• Water purification tablets
• Gloves x 4
• Micropal/Clear tape
• Safety pins
Fishing
• 1 x small fishing reel and some hooks!

Communications
• 1 x Cell Phone (free roaming enabled)
• 1 x Cell Phone Charger and extension


• 1 x USB Flash drive stick
Biking
• 2 x Kawasaki KLR 650 Motorcycle
• 2 x Helmet
• 2 x Ricah Enduro Jacket
• 2 x Riding Pants
• 2 x Riding Goggles
• 2 x Ricah Gloves
• 2 x Riding Boots
• 2 x Riding Socks

• 2 x Hydra-Pak Big Sur Hydration System (courtesy of Hydrapak)

• 2 x Oxford Sports Tank Bag
• 2 x Trip Sticker

• 2 x Oxford Titan Disc locks (thanks to DMD)
Bike Spares:
• Plugs x 2
• Brake Pads x 1 set
• 1 x Front tube
• 1 x Back tube
• Pull//Push cable accelerator dont suppose it would hurt
• Wheel Bearing x 1 set (back and front)
• Clutch and Brake lever better off fitting Tusk hand guards
• Mounting bracket for back brake fit the steel upgrade before you go
• Gear lever x 1
• Nuts and bolts
• Master links x 4
• Electrical Wire
• Insulation Tape
• Duck tape
• Wire connectors
• Fuses

Have you had the "Doohickey" upgrade done?IF NOT DO IT
• 2 x Spare keys

Navigation
• 1 x Map Studio Africa Road Atlas
• 1 x Garmin GPS and spare AA batteries

Paperwork/Documents
• 2 x South African Passports
• 2 x Home country driving licences
• 2 x International Driving licences
• 2 x Vaccine Cards with relevant certificates
• 2 x Bank cards
• 2 x I.D books
• 5 x Spare passport photos


Trimmed!

Martyn

Photocopies:
1.2 x Photocopies of International Driving Licence important pages (Laminated)
2.2 x Photocopies of Passport important pages (Laminated)
3.2 x Photocopies of home driving licenses (Laminated)
4.2 x Photocopies of Bike Registration documents (Laminated)
5.2 x Photocopies of motor vehicle license document and disc
6.2 x Photocopies of Vaccine certificates (Laminated)
7.2 x Photocopies of I.D book important pages (Laminated)
8.2 x Photocopies of Bank cards (Laminated)


Tools:
• Spanners – 8, 10, 12, 13, 14,17
• Wheel spanners – front and back
• Allen Keys – assorted
• T-bar and sockets- 6,8,10
• Screwdrivers- star and flat

• Shifting spanner
• Spoke spanner
• Pliers


• Wire
• Zip ties
• Tyre levers

• 1 x Oxford Pen Air Pressure Gauge (thanks to DMD)

Trimmed!

Martyn
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Doohickey Upgrade!

Because I have now received 3 PM's asking what a Doohickey Upgrade is My we have all gone shy havent we?

here it is........ Basically its the Idler shaft.. KLR ones are made from chocolate you see......

Mark's KLR650 Website - Doohickey Upgrade (Idler Shaft Lever)
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its getting cut down...a little...

hey guys, thanks for all the info...
Martyn- mate thanks for the great advice and not letting me learn the hard way...i mst admit halve of the stuff on the list has now been cut down a great deal...

"Then go ride it off road!!!! HARD! then ride it on road HARD.

then go home, chuck away the crap you decide is too heavy and you can do without, then repeat test 1 off road....."

ummm...did i mention Martyn that we leave next wednesday and still havent even packed once yet?

Dingo -1 x Harmonica√ learn to whistle .... im afriad i cant leave this one behind...been with me all the way so far...is such a great joy for so little...
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1 x Tattoo (click here to see our trip tattoo) √NOT before a trip, you dont want infection ...im afriad this one is in the past....lets hope for no infections hay

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$3500 between two√ you gonna BUY africa?
R5000 between two√ see above....yeah we werent too sure on this but im guessing by this that we should be good for now...its 90 days of travelling....

the doohickey has been dealt with accordingly...and so have over 50 other different modifications....

thanks for all the help and keep it coming
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Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.

 

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What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

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10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


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New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

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All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

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MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




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