Further reading and interesting links.

The bikepacking world is an interesting place, with a huge amount of information at your fingertips.  As a starting point take a look at some of the sites below.
 

Bikepacking NZ Facebook group
Bikepacker.com
Bikepacking.com - Bikepacking routes, gear and inspiration
Cyclingabout - Bicycle touring and travel
Whileoutriding - Dirt road cycling adventures
Bunyan Velo - Bicycle adventure magazine

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