Backpack security – do I need locks and a mesh?


The question was:

I’ll be walking from SJPP in mid April. I’ve read on a couple of blogs that some pilgrims have secured their backpacks in their albergues using a Pacsafe mesh cover.

I’ll be carrying my valuables with me whenever I leave the albergue to go for a walk etc, but is it necessary to use locks and a security device? (The most expensive thing I’ll have in my backpack will be some merino and Gortex clothing.)

Read the conversation on backpack security on the Camino de Santiago here in our Camino forum.


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