Things I learnt on this trip.
Pack light – Sounds kinda obvious but when your crawling up that 20th bigass hill fully loaded up you’ll be glad you didn’t pack your full ninja weapon collection.
Drink top shelf – Light weight related. When your picking up food and booze for the evening hit up the top shelf and decant into your water bottle so you aren’t hauling heavy ass glass bottles up the hill to your camp. Also means if theres some left over the next day you can hit it as soon as your on the road again.
My boots are awesome – Shimano goretex boots ain’t vegan but there totally waterproof and perfect for camping and stomping around in the mud. First trip riding in spds too. Some of the muddy sections where sketchy, I wouldn’t wear them mountainbiking but for the road and especially the hills they’re good.
Better to be too hot rather than too cold – Took my lightweight summer sleeping bag on the last trip and even though it was hot during the day it got pretty cold at night. My new snugpak bag is made in the UK and is used by the military. Its super warm and vegan too.
Biolite rulz – This little guy is super fun. I had doubts about being able to use this after the rain but finding dry fuel for it was easier than I thought. I’m definitely getting one.