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  1. BillyB

    Real Pilgrims

    To all the Real Pilgrims, Just finish my first Camino from SJPDP to Santiago. I had my son meet up with me in Sarria. Unfortunately it rained the final 4 days of our walk. The first day, we had to have pass 200 pilgrims along the way. The next 4 days we found ourselves almost alone (a Good...
  2. BillyB

    Sleeping Pad

    Ok, last question. I purchased a big angus sleeping bag. Its light but requires a sleeping pad for insolation on the bottom. Will I need it? Its a pound and a half I could shed. How many nights do you think i won't get a bed? I am also willing to anti up for a hotel. Bring it or ditch it? Buen...
  3. BillyB

    Phone and iPad

    Unfortunately, not bringing a phone is not an option. Can anyone tell me what the most reasonable way is to call or send pictures back to the USA might be. I plan on bringing my iPhone and maybe even my iPad mini. Buen Camino!
  4. BillyB

    Under two months and counting

    Leaving for SJPDP April 10 and planing to start my Camino on the 13th. I have packed and repacked my bag 100 times. Im down to 21lbs and i probably have 20lbs of stuff i bought and won't bring, I've walked 50 + miles a week for the last 6 months and I'm ready to start the real walk. Very excited!
  5. BillyB

    Sleeping bags

    Doing my first camino in april. Can anyone give me some ideas for sleeping bags. I'm really not a mummy bag fan. How much weight should i allocate for a bag?
  6. BillyB


    I am shopping for a backpack for my april trip. I have been looking at the osprey lite weights. The 58 lt and 48lt basically are the same weight. 2.4 and 2.8 lbs. Is there a disadvantage of buying a larger pack?
  7. BillyB

    Paris to St Jean

    Can someone give me advice on how to get from CDG to St jean. Arriving in paris at 9:15 am april 11th.
  8. BillyB

    Starting my walk april 2016

    Hello all, I just found this site. Its fantastic. After months of contemplation, I've decided to start my Camino on saturday april 16th. Im from the USA and want to make sure I'm home for my sons Wedding on 6/3. I was actually thinking of having him meet me in Santiago for a few days when I...