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  1. 30daystosantiago

    Health Insurance

    I had Blue Cross/Blue Shield through my employer at the time I walked the Camino. They told me it would cover me for accidents in Spain. Of course, this did not include emergency rescue or flight home on charter jet, etc. But do a google search, there are plenty of companies who will sell this...
  2. 30daystosantiago

    Old Testament blister solution

    ...another more simple approach would be to purchase good footwear and smart wool socks....but, hey, walking for 40 years sounds interesting....why not!
  3. 30daystosantiago


    I don't know anything about Compeed...but would offer the suggestion to perhaps invest in good footwear for the Camino as a way to avoid blisters. I wore inexpensive hiking shoes with heel inserts (that were the proper fit) and 1-2 pair of smart wool socks each day...results: no blisters in 500...
  4. 30daystosantiago

    Water Intake

    I can't comment about exactly how much water one should consume...but from my own experience - there were a couple of occasions when I didn't drink enough water and nearly fainted at dinner after a glass of wine! After that I basically took to stopping to top up my two little water bottles each...
  5. 30daystosantiago

    Foot Problems - Here's a tip - Slightly Off Topic :)

    I walked for 30 days straight and was generally bless with an absence of foot issues. I used moderately priced boots with heel inserts and also used smart wool socks (which I swear by). I did encounter tendinitis once - and it was very painful...but it seemed to be easily remedied by using an...
  6. 30daystosantiago


    This post reminds me of a time in one of the refugios on the Camino Frances (don't remember which one) - but it was one in which bunk beds were tightly packed together (I know this fact does not help distinguish!!)...anyway, in a bunk a few over from mine was a great example of what I came to...