We try to pack lightly, but nearly every bike tour involves attaching something to the back of our bikes.
Camping gear like sleeping mats and our tent tends to get carried over the top of the back panniers, as does extra water and food that we pick up for long, desolate stretches of road.
How do we attach it all to our bikes? In this article for our Bike Touring Resources section, we compare Compression Straps, Cargo Nets and Bungee Cords.
Read more in Straps, Nets and Cords: Attaching Stuff To Your Bike.