Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Never Never Land aka St. Croix Virgin Islands
Heavier crap down low, lighter crap on top with some forethought on what needs to be readily accessible. You camping/moteling, colder weather/warmer weather or what. Usually your question starts with "what shall I take" not "how shall I pack" For a one week outing you won't need much...tire patch, air, minimal duds, aeropress coffee, church key tooth brush water jug and a credit card?
I look like Mayflower Moving and Storage when I'm out for six weeks but I camp, cook and pass through various climatic conditions.