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THREE COOL THINGS - DON'T GET STUCK!

Since the weather outside is frightful for much of the United States, I thought this would be the perfect time to do a Three Cool Things for staying mobile whether you're on the road or off. These things will certainly help keep you going in the event you are stuck. 
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OUT AND ABOUT WITH VIKING CYCLE GEAR

I recently received a Viking Cycle Angel Fire Motorcycle Jacket. I got out play around in it last week and was very impressed.
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THE DIRT ORCA'S HOLIDAY BUYERS GUIDE - 2017

Come one, come all, to this adventurous celebration of holiday cheer Behold the splendor that is the Dirt Orcas's guide to gifts and gear Some things will be pricey, some things will be cheep Try and remember t'is the season of giving, for these things you'll want to keep
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PLAYING AROUND WITH VIKING AXE SADDLEBAGS

I wrote a recent article about the value of microadventures  and on the heels of that inspiration, I took the opportunity to head out for a ride to see some wildlife as the riding season starts to wind down here in the Midwest. I finished up a cup of coffee and zipped up all the vents in my jacket, dug the balaclava out of its hiding spot, and threw on some additional layers to prepare as best I could to minimize the crisp chill the air would bring at 60 mph.

THE OVERLANDING BOOKS BY GRAEME BELL

To support the Bell family's travels and to enrich your own life substantially, you can purchase these beautiful books by Graeme about their travels and experiences. The books also make great gifts and the holidays are just around the corner.
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THREE COOL THINGS: FOOD STORAGE

This edition of Three Cool Thing focuses on food storage while you are on the road. It's one of the things that draws a line of demarcation between weekend warriors and long term overland travelers and adventure motorcyclist. The ability to keep food hot or cold, for an extended period of time while living out of your vehicle, can make or break the experience. Here are a few items you may want to consider if saving food for later is part of your needs.
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THREE COOL THINGS: STAY POWERED UP

This edition of Three Cool Things focuses on staying charged up while on the road. If you are overlanding or adventure motorcycling, these things will keep you powered up so you can continue to use your electronics even while off the grid.
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DIRT ORCAS MASTER GEAR LIST

Every so often people inquire about what tent I use or what luggage I have on my motorcycle. I wanted to create this quick access guide to the gear in my set up. There will not be any reviews found here, but assume that if it makes this list I strongly approve of this item. It has the full Dirt Orcas Seal of Approval.

YOU NEED THIS DUMB THING

Summer is officially here and I wanted to pass along this conundrum of a camping product.  It is sure to collect dust and eventually be given away years later in brand new condition. 
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THREE COOL THINGS

This edition of Three Cool things is all about simplifying your camp experience. If you are overlanding in a car or van, your camp set up often includes many of the luxuries of home. However, if you are adventure riding on your motorcycle you still may want to bring things like a camp stove, chair, and some of the other comforts of home, space is far more limited. The items you choose become precious. Their weight and size matter.