Sorry about this somewhat sheepskate way of doing this, via external link. But I'm packing for the next, longer one and time is limited.
Did an overnight with my girlfriend and her brother, neither of whom had bikepacked before. And we took the dogs along for an added thrill. See the pics. Read the story. Then go ride.http://dirtanddogs.blogspot.com/2010/06/dirt-and-dogs-overnight.html