I have spent the last several days in final preparation. This involved working out where things get packed and in what order. A few odds and ends had to be procured as well. I have the food I will take, save for perishables that I will get just before leaving.
One thing I have learned from my various other trips is that packing a bunch of loose things in a pannier becomes a problem because pretty soon the packing turns into chaos. I have packed things in smaller containers that are sort of purpose oriented. A small plastic box with things that I don’t want smashed, a small bag with camp accessories, etc. I hope things stay more organized this way.
I am writing this on my tablet using my little iClever folding keyboard to try it out and I think it will work fine, the keyboard is really pretty nice. I won’t continue to bore you since we are now between the frenzy of preparation and blast off. Stay tuned.