I am going to apologize, this is such a tough subject so I am not going to write a handbook on this section, however I will put items that might be useful and give information/resources that might help you with this portion of the planning.
Let me start off with giving you some resources that you might not know is out there.
Great Gear Hacks and things to add to your pack:
Make your stuff accessible. I am extremely guilty of packing and not finding, so trust me it is a waste if you cannot use. To solve this I actually bought cheap tool bags from a store and put a packing list in the bag. I kid you not, this makes it easy to find things when it is dark outside, when you are cold, or just need to go to the bathroom really bad and need something to do so. I also keep zip lock baggies with a marker in the bag in each separate bag. This helps in the situations when you have to open a package and cannot contain the items, or to segregate something that cannot be mixed for instance dirty washcloths. There are a million ways to address this dilemma, however I will have more articles with specific tricks I have learned or figured out.
I am not just an adventurer, but I am a project enthusiast. I look for projects and overall love the hunt for an adventure. My nickname is Bubba who loves fly fishing, photography, building things, and is open to finding an adventure anywhere.