Turns out, getting fully outfitted is only half the battle. Once you've selected all your gear, it's important to pack it up right for both balance and ease when carrying and access when you need it.
Appropriately, Backpacker magazine has the low-down in a helpful video. There, Deputy Editor Casey Lyons shows you how to stash and store all your equipment for a more comfortable hike, putting the weight where you need it so you're set up for success.
Check out the original article for all the details: How to Pack a Backpack [Backpacker.com]