Before I start I must say that I am totally new to bikepacking and only found out about it when I stumbled across the Great Divide website. That was a couple of days ago and now I am hooked. The Great Divide looks awesome and is on my todo list, but I want to do a 7 day solo effort here in the UK first before looking at that for next year.
I currently I ride a Lapierre Zesty 26 full suspension bike and see that most people use either a 29er or single speed bikes. I assume that bike choice depends very much on the terrain, or would a 29er be a better option?
Kit advice would also be really helpful and I would appreciate any pointers regarding getting started. I must stress that I would prefer a 1 man tent rather than a tarp as I like to zip myself away when