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I liked the idea of separating different kinds of gear into colored stuff sacks and each pocket had different kinds of stuff. Then my mom wanted to spend some money on my wife and I and we asked her if she'd buy us new backpacks. My wife got a TNF pack with just one big pocket and a big stuff sack that went into it. You could leave the main body of the pack outside in the snow and pull the liner sack into the tent. WOW. I actually hated the colored stuff sacks and decided that all I really needed was a big sack with a top pocket for keys wallet tp lighters etc.
There are times when being able to pack up and leave in ten minutes matters. Like when a 500 pound bear walks through your camp or a blizzard hits. On one snowy trip I told my friend, a slow packer, to holler at me in the morning when he had everything in his pack and was ready to get out of his tent. When he did, I rolled out of my bag, pressed the warm air out of it and shoved it into the bottom of my pack. I pulled on my jacket and packlite pants over long underwear, deflated my down air mattress and shoved it into the pack. The I pulled on my boots and stuffed everything else into the pack and crawled out of my tent. I yanked the stakes and rolled the tent and put it into its over sized stuff sack, lashed it on the back of my pack, hoisted it and walked over to my buddies place where he was still packing up his tent.
I should have waited a while before rolling out of the sack, I got cold waiting for him. If you can jump up and go you don't need to put on warm layers, you just put on hiking clothes, otherwise you have to stop half a mile up the trail to take off your insulating layers and adjust your hiking clothes. My friend told me that he would spend as much as 40 hours preparing for a canping trip, longer than we were often out for. I think he used a list, but he never took less than 50 to 60 pounds of stuff, so he "would be prepared". I save all the weight of stuff sacks, in fact the only stuff sack I every carry is the sort of thick one that my stove came in, and the one for my tent.