It's all good, I was fried yesterday from studying. Drew an autistic diagram for you as I'm putting off starting to study again. It's a side on view of my pack, the loop on the right is meant to be the shoulder strap. This is pretty much how I always pack my bag with a normal food carry of 3-4 days but it gets shifted around depending on what shelter I'm taking and if I need to carry more food.>1
Sleeping bag and dry clothes (spare socks, puffy) in a trash compactor/bin bag. Squished down into the bottom of my pack>2
Food bag. Usually in a loksak, they are kind of tall and thin so slide in well like this>3
Shelter. I normally carry a tarp or tarp and bivy. So they take you very little space>4
Dry bag with my misc items in it. Battery pack if I'm carrying it, repair kit, torch, hygiene stuff, etc. This is also where I'll put my stove if I'm carrying one or my cold soak pot>5
Stuff I'm likely to need during the day or things that need to be accessed quickly. FAK, whatever layers might be needed, gloves may be here, sun cream, spare snacks.>6
Usually where I shove my rain jacket>7
External pocket with snacks, pegs, spork, water treatment, other map sheets I may need that day.>8
Sleeping pad folded and down the back. My pack is frameless so this provides some padding.
To pack it I fold my sleeping mat and slid it in, then put my sleeping bag and dry clothes into the packs liner and compress it down, twisting the top to keep it comrpessed and make it water tight. Lay the pack on the ground and slide in my food bag. Then I get out the shelter, take it down, pack it up, and shove in the rest of it all.>>1774280>Is it weird
No. But the "uniform" you talk of is basically people wearing the clothes most suited to the activity. Quick drying materials are better than cotton, and canvas shorts sound chaffey. Nothing wrong with standing out though.