Pics of all and sundry
Been a busy bee today, with success. - on Sunday, 30 April 2017.
Well today I changed to boxes as opposed to the bag. The boxes suit my packing techniques better. I'm trying to take a rather special camera with me but it and it's associated gear weigh in at a total of 15 Kg. Still, I got it to fit on board and will see how I go in the first month. I've packed, discarded, repacked several times to minimise my base weight. This is the weight prior to adding food and water. I've got it down to a point I'm satisfied with and will totalise it tomorrow. I'm going to make a bit of a tail carrier up for the tent as it weighs 3 Kg, dry, and will always be the first off and last on. It will also shift some weight to the rear side of the axle and therefore [maybe!] act as a counterbalance. [Yeah, right. We'll see about THAT!!]
I've discovered that it only takes 3 Kg of imbalance to one side to make a major difference to the ease of handling. I'll therefore take my small digital luggage scales with me. I use them to pick up each of the handlebars and compare the weight required to lift them. A favourite way of to achieve balance is simply kick the lower box in the direction required to balance the weight, works a charm and I do it with flair...... :) It gives one a primal satisfaction of being the Alpha male in this circus.......
OK, let's see how I do with the pics tonight!!!!!