pack a head net, tape and cotton gloves. the first time i flew into the bush i didn't have these necessities, learned an important lesson with that trip. so long as you keep your feet on the pegs, you can cover lots and lots of miles, don't let that intimidate you. did the iron butt 4 corners tour in 11 days so just keep on riding and you will fit it all in. new tires before you start, a plug kit, good idea to change out the cables and stretch them out before you start. don't forget to take lots of photos along the way and remember, wild life always has the right of way, no matter what.