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    I bought the Altus poncho before my Camino and it was great- I literally never got wet! I'm leaving for Machu Picchu in the morning after looking at the rainy forcast, I packed the Altus poncho. I'm sold on them. Good luck and Buen Camino.
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    Walking sticks

    I´m in Navarette tonight but up until 2 days ago I would not have been without my walking stick- too much mud and way too slippery. Don´t know what the rest of the Camino will bring, but <i am happy with mine.
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    clothes pins/clothes line

    I've noticed some people suggest taking a bit of string and clothes pins. It seems like wasted weight to me, but perhaps there's a need. With a week left before I leave, I'm looking at each gram now. Any thoughts?
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    After hiking footwear?

    Does one really need "flip flops" for the shower?
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    Pack Size/Model Survey

    I took a look at the Gossamer Mariposa after reading Sil's comments a few months back, and bought the pack. I've been doing a number of 12 mile walks with it fully packed and am not all together sold on it. My biggest concern is how durable the silnylon will be by 6 weeks of the Camino- I have...
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    pillow/bathing suit

    I noticed a couple of people had mentioned places to swim along the way- Fromista and somewhere else. I hadn't given any thought to taking a bathing suit and have not seen it mentioned on any of the packing lists. Any thoughts on this? Also saw somewhere the mention of pillows at some...
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    If anyone is interested in the Altus Atmospheric poncho it is on sale for 30% off- enough to cover my postage to the US!!! Here's the link- ... 0884&opt=m
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    digital cameras

    Hello- I've been reading this forum for almost a year- had planned on doing the Camino in May of this year, along with my daughter- as a college graduation present. However, my first grandchild (by a different daughter!!!) entered the world and our plans are to do the Camino next June...