I will also be “Bagging” it, but since I am a bicycle commuter the weight is no big deal for me. And since I am riding on my recumbent, I have a rear rack and a underseat rack for panniers, and I will be pulling a Burley Nomad trailer. So I’ll have plenty of room. As far as gear goes, remember this is Iowa in the summer. So an Ultralight sleeping bag, a tent with lots of ventalation, and a nice groundpad/air mattress are good to have. And also a good bicycle took kit and the knowledge of how to use it. As for food, yeah, you wont need to pack any, since it will be readily available.