I've been lucky enough to be picked as one of the few chosen who shall contract lymes. Fortunately, I spotted symptoms quickly and am on the doxycycline regime (100mg/twice daily for a fortnight) within 5 days of the bite.
So far the pills seem to be kicking the symptoms back into touch, but I...
Locally theres a MTB group working with the forestry commission on how to build trails/features which are acceptable. Sadly some of the local kids still like to build where they like and sod everyone else.
Its a bit like the difference between kids camping in the woods (with fags/booze) and...
If you havent already sorted storage, I found a bloke in russia does excellent packs cheaply. uralbike or something like that, he sells on ebay too.
(no relation other than a happy...
take a look at the bearbonesbikepacking site. You'll find some good tips there.
FWIW, I use a travelpak3 for the winter, inside an army bivi. I wear thermals too, with that I've woken up toasty and covered in frost :)