I am doing my first "tour", which is planned to be 8-10 days solo. I am planning to CC tour, and along that vein have a Tangle frame bag, a large seat bag, and an Osprey Synchro backpack. I am trying to go rackless. However, I am trying to figure out if I should be carrying a backup plan, like a bivy sack, sleepingbag, and pad. It will be early May, so campgrounds will most likely not be open, and any camping would be stealth.
Should I just put on a rear rack? I have no eyelets on the bike, but that is not a show stopper. I have a great deal of ultra light hiking gear, but no bivy sack. So I would be splurging for a rack and sack. I have an ultralight tent, but am less comfortable stealth camping if I have to pitch a tent.
Thanks for any feedback. I am leaning to not carry anything other than an emergency foil blanket for a forced overnight. Is that too risky?