One comprehensive and honest packing list for the Camino de Santiago

Pack list for the Camino de Santiago

This post is not a question, but rather one pilgrim sharing her packing list and other pilgrims comments on here choice. Her post was:

Hi all – I read a lot of packing lists when I was preparing for the camino, but none of them seemed quite as long as mine ended up being once I’d itemised every single thing, weighed it and added it to my spreadsheet! I thought my list might be of interest or use to some other forum members – see attachment.

I have to add, as you can see I took a bunch of things that many would disapprove of, such as makeup, an ipod and kindle, and not one but TWO dresses! But I also managed to keep my weight down by shopping carefully for lightweight essentials and making a couple of lightweight items myself (I’m a sewer). I ended up using absolutely everything I took and was, to be honest, thrilled to be able to listen to music sometimes (I even discovered that you can listen to an ipod and birdsong *simultaneously*!!) and look vaguely stylish in the evenings. I didn’t have any trouble at all with my pack and most of the time was barely even conscious of having it on. My advice to newbies, therefore, is actually that if you really want to take the odd luxury and can squeeze it in while keeping to a reasonable pack weight, go for your life!

I also highly recommend the somewhat crazy act of making a weight spreadsheet like mine and using it as a planning tool. I chose a weight I was comfortable with, categorised everything as either essential or luxury, and then pared down a few things from my list until I hit my target weight.

Read all the good tips and comments on her Camino de Santiago Packing list here.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in From the Camino de Santiago forum
4 comments on “One comprehensive and honest packing list for the Camino de Santiago
  1. Audrey Crawford says:

    Well! where’s the list????!!! not finding it

  2. LyndaTurk says:

    Where is the list?

Leave a Reply

Get your Camino Passport here
CSJ Guides Camino Store Camino de Santiago Forum Recent activity in the Camino de Santiago Forum Most liked questions Most read questions Camino guides made by pilgrims
falcon269
Jul 31 19:30
woodswoman
Jul 31 19:29
Rebekah Scott
Jul 31 19:29
gidivet
Jul 31 19:23
supersullivan
Jul 31 19:17
november_moon
Jul 31 19:14
Carol06
Jul 31 19:10
Walk This Way
Jul 31 18:47
Albertinho
Jul 31 18:40
Brigidam
Jul 31 18:40
Walk This Way
Jul 31 18:06
CaptBuddy
Jul 31 18:01
bystander
Jul 31 17:36
jumpingin2014
Jul 31 17:18
mikevasey
Jul 31 16:43
Al the optimist
Jul 31 16:08
biarritzdon
Jul 31 16:01
DeadFred
Jul 31 16:00
Janka Staníková
Jul 31 15:54
mspath
Jul 31 15:38
woodswoman
Jul 31 15:28
Albertinho
Jul 31 15:10
mgtstorey
Jul 31 15:07
pudgypilgrim
Jul 31 15:05
xin loi
Jul 31 14:03
whariwharangi
Jul 31 13:54
Roger M.
Jul 31 13:53
Albertinho
Jul 31 13:36
m108
Jul 31 13:30
Alexandra
Jul 31 13:29

With the forum badge on your pack you might find a fellow forum member on the way...
Get the forum Badge here.