Okay, I think that I have my gear dialed in for me.
What I am interested in what people are doing the night before to save time in the morning to help them get started on the trail that much quicker.
Here is what I do:
Once I am in camp and have my shelter setup, I collect 4 L of dirty water in my Platypus water tank and use my Sawyer gravity filter to filter 1.8 L of water to reload my hydration system, to which I add a few Nuun electrolyte tablets, for the next day. The excess water I use to have water to drink/cook/brush my teeth with that night.
After dinner and washing my MSR Titan Kettle, I will refill my 4 L water tank with some dirty water that I can filter to allow me to tank up on water before leaving camp, which also eliminates the need to go trekking off in the morning to get water.
Before going to bed or sometime after dinner, I fill up my MSR Titan Kettle with filtered water and place my Fuel Canister on top of the top of the Kettle with my MSR Pocket Rocket loosely screwed on to the canister. I place this next to my bivy and I have my mini bic lighter/fire starting supplies in the waterproof bag that comes with the BPL Mini Fire Steel kit inside my bivy above my head.
(I am a bit paranoid about accidental loss of fuel, so I don't completely thread it on til I am cooking).
When I tie up my UR Sack away from camp for the night, at the top of my OP Oder-proof sack that is inside the UrSack, I have my oatmeal breakfast bag and bars/trail mix for tomorrow's journey at the top of the bag for easy access...no hunting for food in the morning.
Also above my head in my bivy are my Sea To Summit Ultra Sil Sacks, which I use as ditty bags, dry Sawyer gravity filter, extra clothing is also in this pile, in case it gets cold at night. On top of this pile I have my headlight and glasses, for when I need to go to the restroom at night.
When I wake up in the morning, I unzip my MLD Soul Side Zip, pull on my Montbell Thermawrap jacket and reach over to my Canister Stove and with a few turns I finish screwing on the Pocket Rocket, I am ready to fire up. I pull out my little fire starting kit baggie and pull the mini bic and light my stove and put the Kettle on top of it and pull my shoes one, which are under my bivy for use as a pillow, and get my UR sack which has my food and is a short/safe distance from where I was sleeping.
I return to my bivy and pop my shoes off and get back into my sleeping bag/quilt & bivy for breakfast in bed.
After my water is heated up, I turn off my Pocket Rocket and open up my URsack and pull out my snack baggie of oatmeal and pour it into my Kettle and pop the lid back on to allow it to cook up.
Depending on if I think I will want to have a hot drink later, I will either break down the stove or leave it for the next round of hot water.
I will then attach my Sawyer gravity filter to my water tank of dirty water to allow me to filter water for a hot drink or simply to tank up before heading out on the trail.
Breakfast in bed.
After breakfast, I will use some of the dirty water in my water thank to wash my Kettle and Spork all while laying in my bivy.
Fire Starting Kit/Mini Bic and headlight goes back into my ditty bag.
Depending if I have room in my UrSack, the Kettle, Stove, and Fuel Canister may get stored in the UrSack. If not, it goes in the pile at the head of my bivy bag with the other stuff that will be packed away.
I also pull out the snacks and bars that I will be eating up til lunch time.
I will then pull my Jam2 pack out from under my bivy, which I use to supplement my Gossamer Gear Torso and Thinlight Pad.
From my Jam2, I will pull out my compression bag for my quilt/sleeping bag and while kneeling on my foam pads with the bivy unzipped all the way, I will pack my bag/quilt into my compression bag and toss in my pile at the head of my bivy.
Next I will put my torso pad in a garbage bag and pack it in my Jam2 against my back. (I find that the plastic bag allows me to more easily side things into the pack with out getting snagged on the "sticky" foam pad.
I will then roll up my thin light pad and pack it on the outside of my Jam2 on the left side, vertical. On the right side, outer pocket of my Jam2, I will place my empty 1 pint water bottle for use with the Sawyer filter for filtering water on the go on the trail and I place my bars and snacks in the pocket for easy access on the trail.
Change into hiking clothing/remove insulating layers...thermals.
From the top of my bivy I will stuff the front pocket of my Jam2 with the ditty bag and some extra clothing that I might need later on the trail- insulated hat, wind shirt, gloves, and rain gloves.
Compressed sleeping bag/quilt goes into the bottom of my Jam2. UrSack packed away next to sleeping bag.
(I tend to pack thing in my main bag in horizontal layers vs. columns).
Bivy is about empty...put my shoes on.
Pack up bivy and tarp, if used.
Note: If I have used the tarp, I will reconfigure my MLD poncho tarp into a poncho vs. having to fumble around with doing that while it starts raining on me. To help with this, based on my friend, Cameron's suggestion, I have used different colored nail polish to color coordinate which pairs of snaps goes together. I learned that on a very windy trip to Mt. Whitney, I was hopeless unable to figure out how to get my tarp converted into poncho mode due to the high winds.
Tank up on water from water tank, using the Sawyer filter as a straw to filter on demand.
Empty water tank and store in front pocket of Jam2.
Suck Sawyer filter dry and wrap in small all purpose wash towel and pack in front pocket of Jam2 for easy access on the trail.
Remove Thermawrap jacket and place in the top of Jam2 with Platypus hydration system. (Water, Rain Gear/Poncho Tarp, insulating jacket are always at the top of my pack for easy access).
Grab poles on the ground and start hiking!
Anyway, this turned into a bit more than what I do the night before, but you get an idea of what I do to get setup the night before and in the morning.
I like being able to have breakfast in bed with just about everything at arms length.
I especially like being able to pack up almost all of my gear from inside my bivy...helps keep things clean and dirt free.
Please feel free to share your best practices or what you do once you are in camp.
Always looking for ways to doing things faster/smarter.