Here's a glimpse at what we started with. Of course, we got rid of a few things and changed some gear and made some adaptations along the way. Even on the last day into Bend I was still tweaking and rethinking our setup. That is an endless and often expensive rabbit hole which I don't want to spend much of my time and energy strolling down. The world has enough people and websites promoting consumer capitalism. I don't plan to contribute to that list. However, I do want to share what we've learned, especially when it comes to what you don't need on a trip like this.
Check back in soon for the full scoop.