While it is absolutely a good idea to know how to lift your own bike, sometimes it is just not feasible. Odds are good if your bike falls on a perfectly flat surface of grippy tarmac, you can probably lift it using the "reverse walk" method and (hopefully) not injure yourself. However, in an off-camber dirt road with loose gravel, fully loaded panniers, a full tank of gas, and a bit of rider fatigue or an injury, it can be a much different story.
The Dustriders Motorcycle Hoist is the perfect solution for adventure touring and adds peace of mind that you will be able to pick your bike up by yourself safely and easily if it goes down. The hoist disassembles to a convenient size and the included carry pouch allows it to be strapped down to a luggage rack, passenger seat, or top case for ease of access.