Attempt # 1 - Stuff everything in the rucksacks and hope they fit. It didn't work.
Attempt #2 - Tidy up the tarp, lay out the gears in a somewhat orderly fashion, then repack the rucksacks. It was better, but not there yet.
Attempt #3 - Remove 20% of my clothes, then repack. Almost there.
I'll have to have another go at it. All this packing worked up an appetite for dinner and a few pints.
I am willing to turn down some of my clothes but refuse to slim down on my wet/cold weather gears and my books (which adds at least 20 lbs to my pack). We all have to make sacrifices for the revolution.