What to bring on a bikepacking trip
It goes without saying that the main gravel bikepacking accessory has to be the bag kit. A bikepacking bag kit consists of three different kinds which are classified according to type of attachment. The first is the frame pack which is lashed to the seat tube. It is fairly large and lies near the centre of gravity of the bike, meaning that it can be used to stash heavier items, such as a sleeping tent, water or utensils. Then, you have the seat pack which is also rather roomy. It is ideal for stashing away items you are not going to use often in the course of the day. The third and last is the handlebar bag, the perfect place to store all those objects you will be reaching for frequently (GPS, energy bars, wind-blocking and water-resistant…).
Always bear in mind (unless you intend to stop off at a local restaurant) that you will need to feed yourself, so leave enough room for tinned food or a small cooking pot and stove kit.
One last tip: if possible, place heavier items closer to the ground because it will make sure your bike stays agile.