Originally Posted by PS-RagE
Coordinate with your riding partners to minimize duplicate items (i.e. tools, tubes, pump, cook stove, etc).
I wouldn't suggest this. There have been times when it's necessary to split up the group, I like to be self sustaining cause things do happen where you go different directions. What if a bike breaks down you take off to get parts or help and bust a flat doing that, then you remember you are not the one carrying tubes. What if your buddy in charge of carrying the tubes or food or whatever, doesn't pack them on the bike...a million more...