1. Place packed backpack on a picnic table, stump, or fallen log. It should be close to height as if you were wearing the pack.
2. Back into the pack and put the shoulder straps on.
3. Fit the rest of the straps and lift the pack off the surface.

Ground method (also works with scuba gear):
1. Put packed backpack on ground. Sit down with your back to it as if you were going to wear it.
2. Put shoulder straps on.
3. Buckle up the rest of the straps.
4. Lean forward to place the weight of the pack on your back.
5. Straighten your legs and stand up.