“That's where we have a difference in technique. I can't think of one time I needed my sleeping bag, but did NOT need to get out 90% of the rest of my gear. So, I might have 1 small stuff sack with stuff I don't need immediately in camp (camera, journal, first aid, whistle, map, compass, etc.).
When I get into camp, I need my food. I need my stove/fuel. I need my ground cloth. I need my shelter. I need my pad. I need my camp clothes. My rain gear is my pillow (or I wear it). There just isn't much I don't need within the first hour after I get into camp.
Now if I were to sleep in shelters all the time, I might understand. But, even then, the only item I wouldn't need within the first hour, or so, is my shelter (one stuff sack).”