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    On the ground sheet suggestions... I typically...

    On the ground sheet suggestions... I typically don't use one and prefer not to start again. I really don't want to carry the extra weight and I have generally always had something other than the...
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    They probably would have given you a new tent. ...

    They probably would have given you a new tent. My MSR Fling was peeling pretty bad, a number of years old, and I didn't have a receipt. I contacted them and asked if they could repair it, replace...
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    I have probably met hundreds of other tourists,...

    I have probably met hundreds of other tourists, some of them packing crazy heavy, and have never seen a single one carrying a work stand. It is just not something that would add enough convenience...
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    Packing the Tent

    OK, I have always been one to roll my tents. My reasons follow:

    The wet bottom stays on the outside and the tent doesn't get any wetter (or drier) even in an all day rain
    The dirt on the...
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    Yeah we were less impressed with Old Faithful...

    Yeah we were less impressed with Old Faithful than other stuff in the park, but some of the other geothermal stuff was pretty great along the ACA route. We took a slight detour on a gravel bike...
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    I have gone with and without on various tours. ...

    I have gone with and without on various tours. In the long run I decided that for me they were unnecessary. Since I stopped using them I have not missed them.
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    I didn't find Yellowstone to be that bad to ride...

    I didn't find Yellowstone to be that bad to ride through. It helps if you ride at times traffic is lower. By Sunday afternoon the park is emptying out somewhat and Monday and Tuesday seemed like...
  8. I did the Southern Tier in winter, but that far...

    I did the Southern Tier in winter, but that far south the daytime highs were generally pleasant. Still, I did have quite a few nights with frost and one that got down to at least 18 F. I have also...
  9. The think pads are nice, but are way more than I...

    The think pads are nice, but are way more than I would be willing to carry on tour. If you don't mind the weight and bulk they might be a good choice and reconditioned ones are available pretty...
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    A few of the Adventure Cycling options come to...

    A few of the Adventure Cycling options come to mind...

    Bicycle Route 66
    Lewis & Clark
    Underground Railroad
    GAP and C&O


    You can get to and from any of them by train, plane, or bus. ...
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    Personally I don't use "bike packing bags", but I...

    Personally I don't use "bike packing bags", but I do go ultralight and follow some of the same conventions.

    Rather than use a bar roll I find that a light dry bag and two straps suffices nicely. ...
  12. Sometimes for backpacking, never for touring. I...

    Sometimes for backpacking, never for touring. I might reconsider for a real back country MTB tour though.
  13. I agree with Brad. BTW, I am a little confused...

    I agree with Brad.

    BTW, I am a little confused about what you will be carrying. On one hand you say "10 kg (22 lbs)", then you say "toothbrush, pump & spare tube, money and cell-phone" (2...
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    That just about sums it up. I'd be riding carbon...

    That just about sums it up. I'd be riding carbon if it were cheaper. I travel light enough that road bike weight and geometry would be OK or even desirable to me, but yeah, for most touring styles...
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    Yes, I have actually seen folks have more issues...

    Yes, I have actually seen folks have more issues with raccoon problems on my tours.

    How I deal with keeping critters out of my food depends on the locale. On the Pacific coast and in places like...
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    In my experience bears are far more likely to be...

    In my experience bears are far more likely to be a problem in the parks than elsewhere. In the parks I have toured through that have serious bear problems you are typically required to stay in...
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    Not sure I can add anything useful, but... My...

    Not sure I can add anything useful, but...
    My take is that once you reach a certain level of suitability spending more nets quickly diminishing returns. The component choices on the LHT complete...
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    That brings up an interesting thing that I have...

    That brings up an interesting thing that I have observed. Strangely, two lists can look almost identical if not giving detailed info and actual weights and one can be WAY heavier than the other. ...
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    All the more reason for a flexible schedule. ...

    All the more reason for a flexible schedule. When you get a day with a tail wind and hammer out all the miles you can you are then off your schedule. Similarly if you have a howling headwind or...
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    A few things to consider. Remember that you can...

    A few things to consider. Remember that you can typically buy stuff pretty frequently if you find you need something you don't have along. You can also mail things home or have them mailed to you,...
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    I agree, but would emphasize the "at least". ...

    I agree, but would emphasize the "at least". There are more items on your list that I'd leave home than I am willing to take time to list, so all I will say is cut cut cut.
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    This is your trip and my preferences may be way...

    This is your trip and my preferences may be way different from yours, so take this for what it is worth...

    Personally I find that too much planning and a rigid schedule sucks much of the joy out...
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    September was a great time to ride it when I did...

    September was a great time to ride it when I did it. Any time after the spring rains are over up until September is probably nice too, but not as nice as September. My guess is that October would...
  24. Lots of cyclists have done so.

    Lots of cyclists have done so.
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    How cold was it? I have seen that be a problem...

    How cold was it? I have seen that be a problem but not until it is pretty cold, like maybe single digits F or lower. The coldest I have seen on tour was probably 18 F but even then it warmed up...
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