Packing a Rucksack

Good organization is the key to a comfortable carry. Start by making three piles of equipment: Essentials; very useful; Luxuries. Pack the first, deliberate on the second, and be strict about the third. Remember that weight should be the deciding factor, not whether the item can be squeezed into the sack. When packing keep handy the things you will need en route and use the side and lid pockets and the top of the sack for these. Other equipment should be divided into light, bulky items and heavy, dense items. The sack should then be packed in a manner which keeps the weight high and close to your back.

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