I had the misfortune to go bikepacking earlier this year. It was quite fun to be honest. I used all of the equipment that I had accumulated over the years but was far to heavy for backpacking, ie 6lb tent, top mount cannister stove, solar charger, 8 inch frying pan air matress etc .
My bike weighs 35lb and my equipment weighed 35lb, loaded evenly in 2 panniers and a rucksack. I had serious problems when loaded. The bike was unwieldy and very hard work to ride, especially going uphills. Now if i ride my bike without loading its easy and dynamic, even with a rucksack with 20lbs in on the bike is not bad to ride. Yet add panniers and my ride lost all characteristics. I have seen lots of different loading systems,so how should i load ?