The point in this exercise is to acquire or regain familiarity with how you pack and use gear in your backpack. Although weight distribution is important for the load to ride comfortably when packing in and hunting, I’m primarily concerned with access to my gear in order of most to least used. For example, I usually jam my freeze dried meals in the bottom, followed by my tent, sleeping bag, stove, spare clothes, first aid, tools and miscellaneous gadgets, with my warm insulating layer on top. I usually pack my rain gear, spotting scope, and a few other items in exterior pockets for quick access since I typically need them the most. You don’t want to have to dig to the bottom of your pack every other time you stop, so figure out what your most-used items are and how best to balance their weight. Packing with these things in mind will make you much more efficient.