Taste For Adventure? Try Traveling By Motorcycle.

Written by Fred Ost


One ofrepparttar best ways to truly seerepparttar 150372 United States is fromrepparttar 150373 saddle of a motorcycle. I have ridden through many states with trips over six thousand miles in length including two solo trips from New Jersey torepparttar 150374 Sturgis Rally in South Dakota, and to Pike's Peak in Colorado. I have found some tips and techniques that have worked well for me and I'd like to share them with you.

There are basically two ways to travel by motorcycle, probably one ofrepparttar 150375 more popular but less spiritual is what some call "credit card camping" which is basically rolling from hotel to motel for your sleeping accommodations and buying all your meals onrepparttar 150376 road. I look forward to trying this method someday when my writing starts raking inrepparttar 150377 big bucks. Aboutrepparttar 150378 only supplies you'd need for a trip like this (if your definition of comfort is not too demanding)would be:

  • Rain Gear
  • Camera/Film/Batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Change of Clothes
  • Sun block (for those of us not clad in our riding jump suits)
  • Sunglasses
  • Map

Personally I look forward to trying a trip in this fashion with only my jeans, T-shirt, and boots. I've been wet before and most motels and hotels have some kind of laundry area and plenty of towels to wrap up in. I might bring an extra pair of sock in a zip lock bag though, dry feet are happy feet.

The other way to travel and personally my favorite is to camp out between destinations, this isrepparttar 150379 cheapest and most immersing way to travel. Like they say it'srepparttar 150380 journey notrepparttar 150381 destination. Allrepparttar 150382 equipment you would need can be found at your local or online backpacking equipment supplier. In addition torepparttar 150383 above listed equipment, here is a list of what I usually bring for a typical solo long distance, or overnight trip:

  • One person backpacking tent
  • Ground pad for sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag
  • Single burner multi-fuel backpacking stove
  • Fuel bottle with extra fuel (can also be used for bike)
  • Cooking kit (stove usually fits inside pot with lid)
  • Cup for tea or coffee
  • One meal for each days dinner and one energy or protein meal replacement bar for breakfast (grab lunch onrepparttar 150384 road)
  • Two water bottles one with measuring increments on it for cooking.
  • Candle lantern with one candle for each day ofrepparttar 150385 trip
  • Small LED headlamp for walking aroundrepparttar 150386 site and digging through saddle bags

I chose backpacking/mountaineering equipment for two reasons, A: I already owned a bunch of it since that's my other favorite way to find inner peace, and B: backpacking/mountaineering equipment packs down small withstands tremendous abuse and is usually multi-use equipment ex: pot is used for bowl etc. Using a multi-fuel stove has several advantages, you will never be unable to prepare a hot meal because these stoves will burn just about any liquid fuel like gas, kersosene, jet fuel, and even dry cleaning fluid (if you can find that I don't think your far from fast food:) If you run your stove on regular gas or stove fuel you are in luck because your extra fuel bottle can also be used to feed your bike in case your in a jam. E don't mean enough my fellow travelers.



How To: Force Update On Sky Box

Written by Bill Holder


If you want to make sure your box hasrepparttar latest firmware version your can force an update.

First of all unplug your box fromrepparttar 150291 wall socket, hold downrepparttar 150292 back up button onrepparttar 150293 front ofrepparttar 150294 box and keep it held down and turn onrepparttar 150295 box. After 10 seconds or so, your box will announce that itís updating software. When itís finished, you've gotrepparttar 150296 latest version.

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