I BAG every year solo……….
Camping – I like to find a spot with good shade, Kybo reasonably close and a shower also close.
Haul a goodtime and leave the worries at home. even with panniers there is room for the tent fan!
Security – I bring a light cable lock, O only use it at night after i hit the sleeping bag,Notany worries other times.
I personally like my Kelty Gunnison 2, not big enough for the bike but has 2 vestibules, Leaving the bike out at night is not a worry, put a shower cap over the brooks and call it good.
I use panniers – Housing in the front 2 panniers and Clothes and personall items in the rear.
Once you Bag it you will love riding Ragbrai this way. Look for the Brown Kona Sutra and say hello.