One of our LD Riding Pals Kevin Berretta from Vancouver is just completing an 8 month riding tour though some interesting places i.e. Iran etc
After 8 months on the road, he wrote up what worked and what didn't in terms of gear, packing, communication etc. Here's a direct link to the page.
The rest of his website is at www.nohorizons.net
This will make for interesting reading for many of you on a rainy Sunday