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  1. Salty

    LIVE from the Camino STOLEN from Foncebadon cafe 10am Sunday Oct 2, 2022

    I am so sorry this has happened.I hope you find your jacket. For this reason I have been shopping at the 2 nd hand thrift stores and FB Marketplace for things to bring. I have so far found merino T shirts short and long, rain jacket, pants, cheap walking poles, etc. All of these excellent...
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    Sleeping bag or not?

    I took a sleeping bag and turned it into a duvet. I sleep warm and need to throw it off me when I feel hot during the night. It also saves weight and my "sleeping bag reworked into a duvet", now has no zipper and its smaller. I cut off parts of it. I am bringing a very thin sheet to sleep on.
  3. Salty

    Osprey Farpoint 40L Travel Pack Comfort Level

    I do have this exact bag and use it very often, as carry on, for my vacation trips, as my only bag. I have used it for a 3 week vacation, everything I need, fits in there. Pro's: Its carry on size on all airlines I have used so far. Its stylish and looks upscale while on...
  4. Salty

    How do you "relieve yourself" when a toilet is not available?

    I am willing and want clean up the toilet waste, left behind by previous walkers, along the way and leave the place in a better state. Any advice on how to do that ? Anyone has done that ?
  5. Salty

    Packing List : T shirts : Merino wool or synthetic quick dry ?

    I am adding laundry sheets to my packing list. One laundry sheet, cut in 4 pieces. Light weight and available here in Canada at Canadian Tire and in stock !
  6. Salty

    What shall I remove from my pack.... 🤔

    Loving your very detailed list. Are you taking laundry sheets to wash clothes in ?
  7. Salty

    Packing List : T shirts : Merino wool or synthetic quick dry ?

    How does this work in the shower ? You shower with your clothes on ? Or you mean washing your clothes while the shower tap is running ? I would have thought to conserve warm water, for the next pilgrim, its not a wise idea to wash laundry in the shower. Or is running out of hot water in the...
  8. Salty

    Suddenly feeling terrified

    When self doubt sets in, just tell yourself, over and over , till you later firmly believe : This will be the best and memorable journey of your life. Buen Camino ! I too have these feelings from time to time. I bought myself a hitch hiker, a very small light weight cute stuffed moose...
  9. Salty

    Packing List : T shirts : Merino wool or synthetic quick dry ?

    I am thinking to take 3 sets of clothes, then I need to wash every 2nd day. I know I will be pooped out after a day of walking. Need to conserve energy somehow, that I can late afternoon, enjoy the sights of the town, I am in. I am taking a big black or white plastic bag, to sit on wet benches...
  10. Salty

    Packing List : T shirts : Merino wool or synthetic quick dry ?

    Weight wise, I think the synthetics are lighter to carry in your pack. It all adds up.
  11. Salty

    Packing List : T shirts : Merino wool or synthetic quick dry ?

    I have bought both Merino wool and quick dry T- shirts. Both long and short sleeves. Going end of Sept on the Camino Frances. My research so far shows, that with merino wool items, you can wear them for a few days, they dont smell. Quick dry items become smelly within a day and needs...
  12. Salty

    Solo first timer: Camino de Santiago, 28th September 2022

    For October travel, you need more warm clothes and a sleeping bag, they take more space in your bag. I am bringing a bigger bag, very small difference in weight between very small bag and a slightly bigger bag. As long as your bag is not stuffed full, and you can squish it into the airline's...
  13. Salty

    Female Wide, Big feet : Size 11 (US) mens. Still searching for the perfect walking shoes.

    Yes I am going tomorrow to buy another pair, If they still have some. And my hubbie is so impressed, he wants a pair for himself, to wear to the office, ( they are bright yellow ) in a size 12 mens.
  14. Salty

    A bit of a set back but all good now.

    I am glad she got very good treatment. What caused the blisters ? What is the verdict on this please ? I am soo worried the same might happen to me. In hindsight, what will she do, differently next time?
  15. Salty

    Help .....I have no idea where to start!

    From what I hear the vibe from Sarria onwards is very different than on the earlier stages in the CF. I also plan to walk my 1st Camino, soon and I am not walking the entire thing. Sarria onwards might be very rainy.Also more tricky to find accomodation. I dont want that and I also want...
  16. Salty

    Female Wide, Big feet : Size 11 (US) mens. Still searching for the perfect walking shoes.

    Thank you everyone, for your very supportive advice here. I have learned a few things already on this thread. Very insightful. After testing the 4 different wide trial runners shoe types here at home, extensively, between the Altra Olympus 5 ( a bit greenish in color) , the Hoka M Tectron (...
  17. Salty

    Female Wide, Big feet : Size 11 (US) mens. Still searching for the perfect walking shoes.

    Thank you everyone for you input, support and advice. I have read so many times, that those who end up with heart stopping pain blisters, are the boots brigade. Overwhelmingly boots and blisters go together. For that reason, and to set myself up for success, I want to stay with trail runners...
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    Female Wide, Big feet : Size 11 (US) mens. Still searching for the perfect walking shoes.

    I had a quick look online and the female Altra Lone Peak 6 , sadly they are not available in a size 11 or 12 near me. That is possibly why I now have the mens Alta Olympus 5 in a size 11. I am very OK wearing mens shoes, I am being forced to do that almost my entire life due to most stores...
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    Female Wide, Big feet : Size 11 (US) mens. Still searching for the perfect walking shoes.

    Thank you for jumping in to help me. I appreciate. Is this a wide toe box shoe and available in Womens size 12 perhaps? I am in a big city of 1.2 million peeps and so far, no one at the 5 shoe places I went, has mentioned the Altra Lone Peaks to me. I will google it right away and see how...
  20. Salty

    Trail Runners

    I am so far very impressed with the newly released New Balance Fresh Foam Harvest Gold trial runner shoes. So comfy, it feels I am walking on a cloud with tons of cushioning and you get them in a wide toe box. Price wise its up there with the Hokas. I am in Canada and they are well...

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