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When embarking on a hike or travel, never underestimate the importance of pack organisation. It can affect your centre of balance, comfort, back health if wearing for extended periods, and accessibility to items. Use this guide to ensure you're packing smart to get the most out of any adventure!
Firstly, make a checklist of all the items that you want to take with you (using the Gear Lists feature of the Mountain Designs App will help with this!). Collect those articles and spread them on the floor in front of you. Identify items that will require quick access afterwards (map, flashlight, water bottle, etc.), as they belong in easy to reach areas like external pockets. Then start packing by the following rule of thumb:
Packing that way will put the heaviest items close to your centre of gravity (your back) and make it easy to keep your balance afterwards.