I'm sort of wondering if I bought the right sized tent or if it's too small. It hasn't even arrived yet and I'm having doubts. Why? Because even though I bought a 2-person tent, and it's 5x7, that may be fine for sleeping but not for living, and I may want more living space, a little a home, since it may be a home. Yes, extra weight on the bike or in the trailer is an issue, but so is comfortable living space. Yes, I'll be touring a lot and staying some with other folks, at least whenever I can, but for those times when I might just want to hunker down in a tent for a few days and rest or camp, I don't want to feel like I am in a coffin. I suppose that if i decide it's too small, I'll just resell on on Ebay and order another one.
I've got so many things marked on Ebay to watch right now, things that will be useful on the journey. I still haven't decided on a proper camp stove. I don't want something totally flimsy but I also don't want something that requires pressurized fuel. So I've been thinking more of a sterno stove. Easy fuel source that isn't highly combustible. Can be easily replaced, and from my experience with sterno, the little cans last quite a long time.