Planning, Preparation and Introductions

We introduce ourselves, pick out places to go, decide what we need to have along, shop for the things we don’t already have, rant about the difficulty of finding what we’re looking for, and make final preparations for two months on the road.

A quick introduction to the cast of characters involved in this adventure.
How we formulated the tour schedule for the coming year.
How we plan to deal with paying our bills and staying in touch while we're away for months at a time.
Determining what to bring to be self-sufficient on the road, and to document the trip.
Shopping at big-box stores is a waste of money and a waste of time.
We take a hike on the bluff to test, adjust, and get used to our equipment.