This short video of Sage packing up camp and unpacking again at the end of the day is full of visual tips and tricks for loading your pack and making a comfortable home while on the trail.
5 Packing Fundamentals:
1)Stuff I don’t need during the day goes down in the bottom
2) Heavy things stay close to my back
3) Accessible stuff goes near the top or in the side pockets
4) Waterproof things like rain gear and groundsheets can help fill in the voids to make a solid, easy to carry, compressed load.
5) Things I want to keep dry live in waterproof bags. Pack liners are another great option for keeping dry things dry.