It is hard to do two up touring and camping if you have bulky gear and a better half who needs a whole pannier for her stuff. I can carry: a smaller tent, good quality sl bags that stuff down real small, backpacking stove and nesting cooking gear, dehydrated food, water, smallish air-mattresses, clothes for two days, toiletries etc all inside my 102 liters of storage space. Plus first aid kit, air compressor, toolkit, etc. I am sure there are folks on this forum with a lot of 2 up touring experience, I would like to hear how they do it for more than a few days at a time or without strapping a bunch of stuff to the tops of their panniers. As far as securing your riding gear when out on a hike or when you will be away for a long time in a sketchy place, I use a bicycle style cable lock from Walmart... loop it through my helmet chinbar, jacket sleeve, pants leg, and the grab bar on the bike. If you need to strap stuff that can't be secured just make sure it is something not vital... like dirty clothes or rain gear or ?
The biggest problem for me camping two up is space for beer! End up making another trip back out to the store...
Last edited by Hootgib3; 08-07-2013 at 01:03 PM.