Old 04-15-19, 07:50 AM
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Look into ultralight backpacking. I cycle easily and often with an ultralight hiking kit. My loaded pack (without consumables) weighs less than ten pounds. It all fits into my two rear panniers, which I leave on the bike at trailheads. I hide the bike and lock it.

The downside is the time and cost of refitting. It took me several seasons and a lot of hiking to reduce the pack weight that much. Ultralight gear often carries a learning curve with it, like dealing with condensation in a single-wall shelter.

Traditional backpacking gear means you're going to have to tough it out and carry a lot of stuff on the bike. I met a guy in NZ cycling between tramps and his load was unbelievable.
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