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Not my birthday, I picked it up at Coca on the Camino Madrid and wore it on the Salvador, Primitivo, Via Mariana to Muxia/Finisterre, and Camino Invierno. It was one big trip.. and I also had a sword!!!!
I also sit on my rain gear! If I am wearing my rain skirt, my bum is automatically protected from mud and water when I sit down. My rain skirt unzips into a rectangle that I can lounge out on otherwise during fair weather.
It is all about the multi-purpose gear and keeping the backpack weight...
I initially came to this forum to find specific details about particular Camino routes. Quickly, I realized the board was a home for much more than logistic information.
I never expected to find true friendships! 🥰 It is a thrill to have met many members "in real life" and virtually on the...
I have so many delicious memories!
One that stand out is enjoying an incredible tapas meal with Luis and Antonio from the Cuenca Camino Association. They invited myself and a fellow pilgrim for an evening of merriment followed by a starlit tour of old Cuenca!
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I have the Montbell Travel umbrella. Yes, it is expensive, but I have been using it for over four years. The fabric is delicate so I can't use it in high winds. It weighs only 3oz. and is super tiny in my backpack. For sun coverage and more sturdy wind protection, I'll bring along my 6.8oz...
I always take an umbrella!
I use a big reflective model for sun protection on hot, exposed Caminos.
First photo taken on the Camino Mozarabe from Almeria in Jan 2020.
Or a lighter-weight model if only used for occasional countryside rain.
Second photo taken on the Vezelay Camino in Oct 2020.
Food: Stewed rooster combs
Why: It was a bowl of a dozen rooster combs. 🐓
Where on the Camino did you try it?: Hahaha I can't remember! I can picture the Albergue and the village in my mind but I forget where I was! It was in February 2018 - so on the Via de la Plata probably.
Does it have a...
As a thruhiker and a Camino addict..... both types of walking have their charms.
The biggest difference is that the Camino doesn't have the challenge of supporting yourself independently in the wilderness. The degree of safety, level of preparation, and past hiking experience required is much...
Thank you for the information about this great new Central American trail!
Guided tours are usually too pricey for my solo backpacker budget - so I will wait until there are GPS tracks available and it is permitted to walk independently.
I've had fantastic past experiences backpacked and...
It is a favourite of ultralight backpackers on a budget. Other featherweight down puffy jackets can run hundreds of dollars (eg. Mountain Hardware's Ghost Whisper jacket). Uniqlo also makes the jacket in men's sizes.
A great buy for chilly Camino nights!