Water weighs in at 8.34 pounds per US Gallon or by the litre its .7 kg or 1.6 pounds, and humans need on average of 2.2 - 3 litres of water per day. When we are packing for a motorcycle adventure, water and fuel are often left to the end to be fitted into whatever space remains, but considering the weight and bulk of liquids, not to mention the challenge of leakproof containers, perhaps it should be our first consideration. And now that you have all that bulk and weight in water you still may need extra fuel storage. Fuel weighs less than water but still ranks high on your list of consumables for weight. So what do you do about all this weight and bulk of the extra water and fuel on your bike without making it feel like your riding an overloaded scooter?
Sam Manicom: Motorcycle adventurer and author. http://www.sam-manicom.com/ Graham Field: Motorcycle adventurer and author. http://grahamfield.co.uk/
Sjaak Lucassen: Motorcycle adventurer and author. http://www.sjaaklucassen.nl/en/
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