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  1. Kevin Malinak

    Training on a treadmill.

    YES, I have a treadmill, and used it heavily in training for my Camino!!! It is AWESOME!!!
  2. Kevin Malinak

    Don't grow up: It's a trap.

    re: "Don't grow up" YES!!! per Matthew 18:3, ... and {Jesus} said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. We should all become/stay more like children!!! in their many innocent ways, but specifically in humility...
  3. Kevin Malinak

    COVID Any North Americans flying to Spain?

    Thank you for your post, It got me to thinking of this again. I also have a very strong desire to walk the Camino this late summer/fall... (It would be my second, the first was very early spring 2018) I have "zero" personal fear of catching Covid. "I will either get it or not" I leave it into...
  4. Kevin Malinak

    Sleeping in a dorm room where there's someone with a CPAP

    I have slept in close proximity to CPAP user, and I is NO problem!!! It is very slight sound. Not at all a problem to sleep. Please do not hesitate to use your machine.
  5. Kevin Malinak

    COVID When will we go back to normal?

    Don't worry:. This too shall pass. Also:. Romans 5, 3-4
  6. Kevin Malinak

    Camino Covid survey

    I've been wanting to ask this question ever since i saw it on the questionnaire when at the pilgrim office in Santiago... but never have. What is the difference between "Religious" reasons and "Spiritual" reasons? for walking the Camino. (I had thought they were pretty much the same thing)...
  7. Kevin Malinak

    Camino Covid survey

    Gabriel, Thank you for doing this, You have great questions in your survey.
  8. Kevin Malinak

    British Pilgrimage Trust looking for "test walkers"

    I would love to do this, but would be most likely to do it if these walks could be joined together towards a convenient crossing point into France... Certainly not right away, but yes when the world gets back to reasonable state. Blessings, -kevin-
  9. Kevin Malinak

    The Packa

    I got one for my 2018 early spring CF. I am extremely pleased with it, especially that you can put it on your pack as if it's just a pack cover, then when it starts raining, put it on without even stopping walking. Then take off the jacket part while still walking (put/flip it back onto the...
  10. Kevin Malinak

    Staying in Albergues

    We made every Sunday a rest day.... Which was a short distance... "half days", roughly 2 to 8 miles when we were averaging around 15. This truly felt as if we didn't walk at all that day. It was also to make sure we made it to Sunday Mass.
  11. Kevin Malinak

    Poll How many km/miles per day do you use to walk in average?

    For me, The polls are a source for a fun trivia!
  12. Kevin Malinak

    Poll Do you walk alone or together with others?

    The first time, I walked it with a good friend, but next time I will walk it alone.
  13. Kevin Malinak

    Poll How many km/miles per day do you use to walk in average?

    Overall, We averaged about 13 miles per day between St jean pied de Port to Santiago. But that was with taking Sundays off (only walking 4 to 8 Miles on Sundays)(Usually to make sure we made it to a place to go to Sunday Mass)
  14. Kevin Malinak

    Poll How heavy is your backpack?

    My pack varied from 28 to 32 pounds. At very most that was with 1 maybe 2 liters of water. But I don't know what that weighs...
  15. Kevin Malinak

    Raincoat or poncho?

    I researched this quite a bit, and went with The Packa. It is a cross between a rain coat, pack cover, and a poncho. Best I've ever heard of or seen for wearing rain gear while wearing a backpack. It has a LOT of ventilation, and I did not become wet from condensation under it...
  16. Kevin Malinak

    Travel from SJPDP at end of March

    Yes as already mentioned, only the higher elevation Napoleon route is restricted. The Valcarlos route is not. AND, actually, if I remember correctly, the Valcarlos route is the original route of the first pilgrims!!!
  17. Kevin Malinak

    Collapsible food storer

    Lol!!! Well, I never put that kind of food in them, but how it would survive would depend on where in my pack I put it... (We mostly carried our leftover pasta meals in them that we cooked.) Buen Camino!!!
  18. Kevin Malinak

    Leon Cathedral

    Wow! Next time I will try to be sure to get inside!!! Thank you!
  19. Kevin Malinak

    Collapsible food storer

    We used zipper bags a few times till they got worn out, then got another.
  20. Kevin Malinak

    Leon Cathedral

    Thank you for this post, I will try hard to do a better job of exploring the Leon cathedral on my next Camino!!! The one that stuck out to me on my last (first) Camino was the one in Burgos, but that was just From the outside of it. Blessings to you and yours, buen Camino, -kevin-