I always packed it with some wet weather gear in the three outside pockets, and everything else in the main pouch area. The best thing about an ALICE pack is that it isn't so wide to where it sticks out and snags on every branch and vine. The worst thing about one is that they do not distribute weight well AT ALL and are hell on your back.
I live in this area, and plan on doing some hunting on Eglin this up coming season. Without getting too specific (not trying to steal your hunting spot), what part are you planning on hunting? I've been here for a few years, haven't killed a deer yet though. Hoping this will be the year. Thinking about hunting in unit 6 for squirrels, and 7 and 14 for deer.