I think you need a rear rack at the minimum, and should have both. A tent can't really go on the front, it's just too long. I have Tubus racks, panniers on the front, the tent and random light stuff strapped on the back, and a handlebar bag. I have eyelets on the fork, but you can get front racks that mount on the brake posts. You could put the bags on the back too, but I wouldn't.