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  1. Canito6671

    Cash on the Camino

    @canary , do you happen to have the link to the YouTube video you referenced about ATM machine usage?
  2. Canito6671

    SIM card for Spain and Portugal?

    Thank you! Knowing the pricing for a SIM card and service in Spain is very helpful!
  3. Canito6671

    SIM card for Spain and Portugal?

    I hope you don't mind me jumping into your thread with a question — I wasn't concerned about getting a SIM card before reading this thread, but now I'm not sure. Is getting a SIM card in Spain worth the trouble if your carrier offers SMS, voice and data for an additional $10 US/day with a max of...
  4. Canito6671

    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    Thank you! Yes — I had all of those compression bags/sacks for the clothes and jackets 😂 I definitely won't need them now!
  5. Canito6671

    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    Thank you! Just catching up with this thread again — I appreciate the advice!
  6. Canito6671

    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    Wow 😍, I really want to thank all of you for the wonderful advice and wisdom! I took out the extra shorts (which I'd been planning to sleep in, but I see now that most people sleep in what they'll walk in the next day), removed 2 shirts, the waterproof socks, the spa slippers, the pee funnel and...
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    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    That's a great idea! Thank you!
  8. Canito6671

    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    I LOVE the sewing kit solution — I'm definitely doing that! I've never heard of toothpaste tablets, so I'll check that out. I never thought about removing the deodorant from the container, that's a great idea! Thank you, and Buen Camino!
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    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    Thank you! OMG — I don't know why I never thought of checking a bag that wasn't my good backpack! That is such a load off my mind. I think I'm so wrapped up in trying not to forget something important that I'm probably not using a lot of common sense. As far as the sandals, my thought was that a...
  10. Canito6671

    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    Thank you! Hearing from veterans who've done the Camino in October that we don't need the down vest is very helpful. I haven't even been thinking about the N-95 masks, so thanks for that reminder!
  11. Canito6671

    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    Thank you! I greatly appreciate the help! :)
  12. Canito6671

    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    Thank you! That's very helpful!!!
  13. Canito6671

    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    Aahhhh, thanks for that! I've actually been thinking about tossing those slippers as well as the Chocos and just bringing my Oofos, which are super light and I might be able to walk in for short distances if necessary.
  14. Canito6671

    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    Thank you! Yes, we have the small, dry laundry soap sheets — they're like those breath freshener tabs that dissolve on your tongue, and about the same size so they don't add much to the pack. And buying things as we go in Spain is probably the best mindset to have! I know we'll usually be...
  15. Canito6671

    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    Gotcha — very helpful! I'll be repacking and re-weighing a hopefully much lighter bag today!
  16. Canito6671

    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    Thank you for all of the wonderful advice! This is very helpful! We each have the day pack and were planning to use it both ways — for daily shopping and on occasions if we need to send our packs ahead. For me, this camino is going to be a huge exercise in learning how to be flexible and take...
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    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NMSQU24?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_RGR5N67EGMWZQPDCS9RD Is it recommended to use pillows the albergues provide or are bed bugs a potential issue? I would really like to dump the inflatable pillow if possible! I'm 50 and I've never tried the pee funnel ... LOL ... 🤷‍♀️...
  18. Canito6671

    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    Thank you! I really appreciate the advice!
  19. Canito6671

    Need help cutting down on gear/weight in my pack 🙏

    Thank you! I figured we wouldn't need the warmer things in September — I was worried it might get colder from the beginning to middle of October. I even considered shipping some of the colder wear ahead to where we'll be in October. You don't think we'll need it then either?
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