The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel is a highly acclaimed motorcycle touring guide book by Dale Coyner, it comes widely recommended and I’d strongly suggest grabbing a copy if you have any plans to spend some of your summer going cross country on two wheels.
US Army Field Manuals are well-known and highly respected by campers, soldiers, survivalists, hikers and “preppers” – there are over 600 different books in total so the team at Best Made collected the top 3 and created a set that can be bought via their website for $22 USD. That seems like a pretty good deal considering the fact that if you ever find yourself actually needing them, money will likely only be useful to you as kindling.
The BookBook MacBook Pro Case solves 2 dilemmas at once, firstly, the issue of laptop theft is muted because no one in their right mind steals old books. Well, except for Nicholas Cage in those dreadful, wanna-be-Indiana-Jones movies.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has been made into a book, a radio play, a television series and a movie or two. It was written by the staggeringly gifted Douglas Adams and has become one of the most oft-quoted works of literature outside of Shakespeare.
This is the Saturn V Flight Manual used by astronaut and Lunar Module pilot Edgar Mitchell during the Apollo 14 program, Mitchell was just the 6th man to walk on the moon and spent 9 hours in the Fra Mauro Highlands region on February the 6th 1971.
Bartitsu: The Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes is a book that holds significant fascination for me, it’s the true history of a Victorian era martial art called “Bartitisu” after it’s founder, E. W. Barton-Wright.
The Art Of Fixing Things is the kind of book we all need sitting on our bookshelves, it covers everything from repairing cars, household appliances, garden machines, farm equipment and doing home improvements and it’s described as “a resource for smart people who have never had the opportunity to learn the basics of tool use, maintenance and repairs”.
All the touch screens in the world will never manage to capture the sensation of writing on paper, though in many respects it’s a dying art. These beautiful leather bound journals are each handmade by Julie Boyles in Indiana
The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit tells the story of Phil Hill, the first American to win a Formula 1 race and still remembered as one of the all time greats, it’s a blazing read and a solid page turner. As the list of 5 star Amazon reviews can attest, this isn’t just my opinion, if you’ve been looking for a good read bit the link below and let me know what you think when you’ve read it.
Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga was written by Hunter S. Thompson in the mid 1960s, it was his first published work and is widely recognised as the book that launched his career.
The book Adventures of a Motorcycle Despatch Rider is the true story of Captain William Watson’s experiences during the first World War. The book covers Captain Watson’s extraordinary journeys through Ireland, Wales, England and France as the first 2 years of the war unfolded.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an iconic book, it’s almost a Bible to some of the deeper, less squid-like motorcycle men I’ve met over the years.