"Simply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of mountain biking and minimalist camping; it evokes the freedom of multi-day backcountry hiking, with the range and thrill of riding a mountain bike. It’s about forging places less traveled, both near and afar, via singletrack trails, gravel, and abandoned dirt roads, carrying only essential gear. Ride, eat, sleep, repeat, enjoy!"
-Bikepacking.com, Bikepacking 101
Call us a little old fashioned, but there are still some great books out there. Here is one that has helped us out when the interwebs have been slow.