|This is where it all starts
|XL sized stuff here!
Its not the variety of goods available at Cabelas but the size of the equipment that made the biggest impression on me when Chris and I ventured down every aisle of the store. Just about everything was designed for car camping - meaning size didn't really matter. For those of us who bicycle camp, size matters a lot. There is only so much gack that can fit in a saddlebag. There are limitations to how much stuff can be attached to the bike itself and still be rideable.
If you are pulling a tent trailer behind your bike it is too tempting to fill it with large equipment like you would find at Cabelas. A Coleman stove and lantern, a cooler, a hammock would be nice and how about some firewood for that quintessential backwoods campfire? And of course if you're having a fire, why not pack a pie iron to make some of those scrumptious desserts to round out the menu? I'm sure the staff at that giant store would be happy to help you fill a gigantic shopping cart so that your bikepacking experience is all it can be.
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