Playing in easy mode there should not be problem to get 32 by the end of the game.
There are sets of armor and weapons, if you have not used this it may help your game, you can check HERE
, it is easy to find them googling for the locations if you have missed the maps to find them. I did not know these sets existed when I found 2 maps for Ursine gear and later I looked for the rest. I have now a complete set and a couple of other things from the other 2 sets.
I think it is better to play on your on game because it is possible that the second DLC can be applied after this following the same game.
Since you will be playing the DLC grab everything you can, for selling, since money is important in the DLC, I guess in preparation for the next.