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-Place your sleeping gear at the bottom of your backpack. Place the heaviest gear against your back (tent, camp stove and food supplies). Then, fit your garments around these articles.

-The groundsheet can be placed under the flap, and the tent under the bag if there is no room inside.

-Keep a waterproof jacket and fleece pullover close to hand. Use the pouches to store the items you'll be needing in the course of the day (sun cream, map, glasses etc.). Store the water bag in its own compartment at the back.