Look, we all need water. To drink, to cook, to clean (if you’re into that sort of thing) – with it we quite literally die. So, how do we carry it? Where to do get more when we run out? When traveling, my primary water supply is a 3l hydration set up in my backpack. … More Water, Water – Where, exactly?
I’ve mentioned other places how important it is to slow down while traveling. I will also admit that I struggle with that, from time to time. I have other things I want to do, and I get distracted while traveling and – since a lot of my trips involve me having to me somewhere at a … More Pace of Overland Travel
Long, long ago I promised a review ofthe RX3, CSC’s 250cc adventure bike, as an actual overlanding machine. I’d begged off making any comments right away because,well, I hadn’t gone anywhere on it. If you are going to say a bike is good for traveling, you have to travel. Spend a couple weeks living out … More CSC Motorcycle RX3 Review – part 3 (Overlanding)
I had an earlier post about dollars per day, and mentioned $60. I use this as a friendly benchmark when I talk about budgets in classes. It’s fun number – low enough many people used to their two-week see EVERYTHING whirlwind trip (the one you need a couple weeks to recover from) don’t believe is … More Overland Budgets Part Three – What is $60 a day?
I love camping. I mean, I could (and have) lived in a tent for extended period. When I was younger, and in Boy Scouts, my favorite part of any summer was when we went camping. Especially backpacking – when you have to have everything along with. It felt like we were off on our own, … More Motorcycling Packing – Camping Gear
Maps. I love maps. It’s something I actually say on a regular basis, usually as I drool over my drawer filled with country and city maps from all over the world. Maps are amazing, what dreams are made of, or at least the first ingredient. If you are planning to follow a certain route while … More Route Planning – Maps
I went to the motorcycle show in Chicago and it got me thinking about motorcycle choices. Its something I get asked about often, since my bike of choice when riding around the Americas wasn’t something most people would pick. In general, I give the same advice to everyone. If you have a motorcycle already, use … More The Perfect Ride – What Motorcycle to Take on Your Overland Adventure
In this blog I will reveal the secret of long-term, overland travel. This is going to be it. The curtain is being raised. The man behind the curtain exposed. The END OF THE MYTH. Okay, it’s not really that much of a secret, it’s just surprisingly hard for most people to manage. There is also … More Overland Budgets Part Two – The SECRET OF OVERLAND TRAVEL
Going along with a previous post about medical insurance, being ready and able to deal with medical emergencies while traveling is an important skill, and easy to address before you actually hit the road. Just to warn you, I work as a paramedic – which means I get to drive around in an large, expense … More Medical Training Before You Go