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    What to bring in the daypack?

    65 Liters is very large for the Camino as a regular pack. That may be part of the confusion here. If you had a pack half that size you could just use one. As a point of reference, I used a 38L on my first two caminos and now have a 30L that I’ve used on my last two Caminos. Plenty of room...
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    What to bring in the daypack?

    I still don’t really understand why one would want to bother with two separate packs...again, unless there was a physical need. There is a real freedom in carrying your own backpack. You don’t have to worry about where it is, wonder when it will arrive, or find that you need something you’ve...
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    What to bring in the daypack?

    Why not just pack light and carry your pack? (Unless of course there is a physical reason not to). You don’t need much for 5 days. That way you always have everything you need on board. Buen Camino
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    If you had only one word ...

    Bocadillo. (again!)
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    Vaseline - Is it an Essential Item to Pack?

    Don't use it, didn't bring it, didn't miss it. Glop in my socks...yuck! ;) One pair of good fitting, quality hiking socks works for me. Rarely do I ever blister. But as always everyone is different and whatever works for you, works. There are so many variables and opinions for each item in...
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    Training for CF:5 weeks to go!

    You sound very well prepared. Be careful not to overtrain and injure or exhaust yourself before you go. Just go at your own (usual) pace and you'll be fine. Buen Camino!
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    Teens - I’m Disheartened and Grouchy

    Teenagers are often very self absorbed. Their world view is very narrow. They haven't experienced a lot of life and don't always realize or even notice how their behavior affects others. I wonder what would have happened if someone had approached them and reminded them that people are tired...
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    dreadful walk,awful people,

    Life (and the Camino) can be challenging. A little humor can go a long way toward relieving the stress. Cheers!
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    Pack is too large for carry-on

    Is it possible to exchange your pack for a smaller version of the same one? That would solve the carry on problem. To each their own of course, but 65L seems pretty large for the Camino... I started out with a 38L and am now down to 30L for the last couple of Caminos. Good luck!
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    Packing list question

    I sent my pole (I hike with one) home to California from Santiago twice by itself as checked "luggage". I always take my pack as carry on and the pole is just a little too big to fit inside. No bag or cover, just an address label clear taped to the pole and the airline luggage tag attached. It...
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    Bilbao?

    As always to each their own, but I loved Bilbao. I enjoyed the museum inside and out and it was lovely at night. A beautiful spot to walk around. Had a glass of wine at the outside cafe there and listened to some nice live music with the locals. Great photo opps. Wouldn't miss it. YMMV. ;)
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    Where did you find the courage?

    Any specific thoughts about a solo female on the Le Puy route? It sounds like it may be a bit more rural...perhaps more scenic than some but maybe more isolated areas?
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    Where did you find the courage?

    Love this thread. I was feeling a little uncertain about my solo plans for Le Puy this spring. And reading the latest crime report never helps. I've done the CF solo but wasn't sure about a new country/new language, less traveled, less familiar route. After reading all these great stories...
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    A CF Packing List to Pull Apart

    And tell Pat that she really doesn't need the hair dryer. They are almost non-existent on the Camino. That's what hats are for.
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    A CF Packing List to Pull Apart

    Looks pretty good. I'd skip the Scrubba, coil, bug spray & head net, hair dryer, and take either a day pack OR a shopping bag. But that's just me. Oh, and maybe add a change of clothes for Mr. Bean. ;)

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