I recently upgraded to a modern backpack and I'm stumped as to how to tie accessories down to it. My previous backpack had tie-down points on the bottom of the pack that I could attach long straps to, which allowed me to tie down my sleeping back, tent, and a small sleeping pad.
My new pack lacks these generic tie-down anchors, and instead has two (smallish) straps on the bottom. They're perhaps large enough for my tent, but certainly not large enough for my sleeping bag.
There's a waterproof "top lid" that can bind down, it's not impossible to stuff the sleeping bag between the pack and the top lid and cinch it down, but this is sort of awkward and top-heavy.
What's the proper strategy here? Any tips for attaching my sleeping bag and tent to my pack?
Edit: I'm not totally opposed to putting my tent and sleeping bag in the pack, especially for short and light trips, but on a multi-week outing, I may end up with the lion's share of the gear and food to haul, depending on the company. If there's a clever way to have stuff outside my pack, it would be nice to have the option.