I am getting ready for another long tour myself. That's why I asked about a stove. I have a Coleman Feather 442, dual fuel stove I bought in 1994 for an around-the-world bicycle tour. It would not pump up after 17 years of sitting idle, but I found that a little oil stabilizer rubbed into the rubber cup would solve that problem. It's a bit on the weighty side, but about 2 lbs. lighter than the standard Coleman one-burner. It isn,t necessary to carry a bottle of fuel. I can just fuel up occasionally at gas atations, and with 1 3/4 hours burn on high, a tank-full will cook quite a few meals. We brought six cups of water to a rolling boil with it in a few minutes last night. Then, we made macarroni and cheese with mushroom soup and white Albacore tuna mixed in and a few other things.
I have a copy of Donna Ikenberry's, "Bicycling the Atlantic Coast." I am seriously considering following her recommended path, except for the side trips she took to expensive campgrounds. Even though the book was published in1993, I think long stretches of her route follow much of ACA's mapped out route of today. It is still a bit too cool up north to start very soon. I do not want to carry cold weather gear. It weighs and it takes up a lot of space in panniers. Who knows, maybe when I get to to Cape Henlopen Park I will take off west across the Trans Am. NOW! That would be a great ride.