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Don’t just cram your gear into your pack: If your organize your load carefully, you’ll hike more comfortably and ensure that key items are easy to reach when you need them, as well as boosting your balance in rocky or rooty sections on the trail. BACKPACKER Deputy Editor Casey Lyons goes through how to pack your backpack like a pro.