Optimal Packing

Hey everyone,

Interested to hear what people have found success with in regard to best ways to pack their packs? Especially considering packing for:

  • Optimal loading
  • Ease of Access When Hiking / Convenience
  • Storing Things Internally vs Externally
  • Different Trip Types
  • Weight Savings
  • Dry vs Wet Items
  • Durability / Lifespan of Gear

For example, one thing I have been looking into is the best way to pack a non-whitewater PFD. I have previously been hanging it externally, but have seen people pack them internally or strap them around the top of their packs?

Interested to hear others thoughts?