I've thrown my stuff in the pack a few times and used it for an overnighter or two. Curious how you guys with more experience with them tend to load them. The vertical side pockets don't have a ton of room in them and I end up putting stuff in the meat pouch. That's fine and dandy until I eventually get some meat to put in there. Going to need to pick up a few more compression and stuff sacks so I can hang stuff off the outside. Sleeping bag and extra clothes are the bulkiest items that will need to be outside I guess.