Since Michael W asked, I'll provide.
I also use it because the camera takes AA batteries which are easier to find out in the hinterlands than than a proprietary battery. I don't want to carry any more excess junk than I already carry so I'd rather not carry a charger if I can avoid it. If you aren't using the flash a lot and you turn off the LED preview, a set of alkaline AA will last a long time.
I carry the camera, card, a spare set of batteries and small tripod in an Ortlieb handlebar bag with photo insert. It carries well without worrying about water since the bag is waterproof.
I carry a Hama Clamp table tripod to hold the camera. The tripod can be used as a small tripod or it can be clamped to an object to hold the camera. I combine it with a remote shutter release if I want to take pictures of myself (not something I do often).
If I'm going to be touring off-road, I don't like carrying my SLR so I go with a point and shoot. This is partly weight and partly due to lack of handlebar bag space but it's mostly do to the higher risk of crashing while riding off-road. I don't want to fall on the camera! You can do okay with a point and shoot as these pictures of the Grand Canyon attest, even shooting at night