Ive been lucky so far, Have done about 10k of touring on my AT since I got it at the start of last year, and still no punctures.
I have been carrying a small plastic bicycle pump with me. Its a cheap and small insurance policy.
Am about to embark on another tour offroad and was thinking more about punctures etc.. and what I would do to get out of them.
I have a tin of foam reflator that should get me out of the **** if the hole is not big and I can find whatever made it and remove it.
But to date no experience with flats in the middle of nowhere. But I know they will come.
I did a small experiment for me own benefit the other day:
I let the back down to 1bar and reflated it with the bicycle pump.
It took me 3 min of pumping (with a bit of a break in the middle) to get it back to 2.5bar
I expected more sweating and effort actually.
On this next trip I am going with a friend and we will share tyre irons. I will pack spare tubes and reflate with the hand pump if it comes to it.
I figure that I will never be far from civilization and at worst I can get it to a stage I can limp to a service station and fill it up propoerly.
Not really what the question was but thought I would share anyway
Why drive when you can ride!