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    reflective vests

    I don't know what is the legal way for a pedestrian to walk in Portugal, but for myself, I will crisscross the roads so as to NOT be in the blind spot of a auto driver - especially when there is no shoulder. I cut up my reflective vest and will apply to backpack cover and shoulder straps...
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    Last minute advice for first timers.

    Go slow! It may take several days before you are in "Camino zone" and things happen as they should. Enjoy yourself along The Way with reminders of one day at a time, and the idea that "I walk toward Santiago" If you do not reach your destination, it will be there when you return. Buen...
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    reflective vests

    The reflective vest I have has not been used once on my first week of CP. It weighs ~ 120 gm - I may just ditch it or cut it up and apply strips of it to backpack. I think you may find to purchase in gas stations. Janice
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    Keen boots on CP? Need new shoes

    Thanks guys, I will look in Golega. Looks like there is a Decathlon store in Santarem which I have already passed. Was sent by Santerem Hostel to shoe store, but no luck. Looks like Coimbra next stop for Decathlon store, Leira looks too far west. Janice
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    Keen boots on CP? Need new shoes

    I am on The Way in Portugal, approaching Golega and wish to buy new shoe's - preferably Keen brand, or other shoes with wide toe box. If you can help and know of Sports Shop please post address. Bom Caminho Janice
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    Getting together in Lisbon? Apr. 26-29

    Many thanks Laurie for your help planning my first stage from Azambuja. All is well, although a am a bit of a slowpoke and it is way too warm - in the hi 80's (32 C) yesterday! It was delightful getting together with you in beautiful Lisboa - I will try my best to give updates, but so far I am...
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    Caminho em direcao Santiago de Compostela

    In a few hours I will arrive in Lisbon :) This morning, I have tweaked my backpack numerous times, cleaned the house top to bottom, played with apps and settings on my mobile, (SOS Perigrino phone number on my home screen). I must say that my backpack looks rather stealth, and am happy with it...
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    Equipment

    I was looking online a bit ago at a gortex boot that "pumped" out the hot air as you took steps! Interesting concept and I could have used that technology in 2014 when I felt like drilling holes in by Salomon boots! It didn't help boots were 1/2 size too small. In two hours will depart for...
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    Equipment

    Great suggestions regarding foot wear IF you have "normal" feet. I have wide, short, high volume feet, with one foot 1/2 size bigger in size and volume. Lots of people wear trail runners, but I have never understood how these can bear the load of a 15lb+ pack. Janice
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    Equipment

    Shirley, there is a thread on this forum somewhere, which is how I first discovered - just do search for Hoka One One. I tried this model on at REI and they were heaven...
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    On Line Backpack Purchase

    REI have fantastic return policy - Amazon also IF they are authorized dealer for product you are buying. If you go to website such as Osprey, they will give you all the info you need to find the right pack - this is probably true also of REI. You need you know your torso size, so have another...
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    Equipment

    Hi Shirley, Have you hiked all over with sneakers, a backpack that weighs ~ 15 lbs averaging 15+ miles a day, every day for several weeks? If so you will be okay. I know you said you have tried many shoes, but how about Hoko One One? I recently considered these, but found them too narrow for...
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    May Camino on the CP - Can I ditch the fleece?

    My merino hoody is 260-weight and weighs 1 lb (450 gm) I can get it into pack (in a compression bag) but have almost no extra space. I think when cold, I will layer two merino 150-weight t-shirt, arm warmers, shirt, thermal lightweight long-johns, 2 buffs, gloves, wind-proof water-proof jacket...
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    German Trade Union Strikes At Airport's Across Germany

    I was a little annoyed yesterday, and it took me hours to sort everything. Today I am thinking maybe it is "Camino Magic" as I have airline ticket $200 dollars cheaper, direct 7 hour flights from Philadelphia for both arrival and departure, and I added on 5 days to itinerary. :) Janice
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    May Camino on the CP - Can I ditch the fleece?

    I intentionally posted on CP thread because compared to CF I think the weather in May is a little different - warmer in the south and not as many elevation gains? On CF in April/May of 2014 I ditched my down sweater at the last moment, and did regret that decision a handful of times, especially...

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