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  1. Graham Skinner

    Hiking/Walking Shoes or Sandals

    I just completed the whole of the Frances and wore Merrill Nova 3. After 500 miles they still had a decent sole on them and still wearing them on my weekly hikes. Carried a second pair in my pack in case they didn’t last but never wore them apart from my flight home.
  2. Graham Skinner

    Rain jacket recommendations

    When it rained on my Camino I never wore a rain jacket. I always said to myself my body is waterproof and just got wet. My tee shirt and shorts are easily dried at the end of the day and as long as my pack and other things are dry, then I was a happy teddy bear.
  3. Graham Skinner

    Boxer shorts - any recommendations

    I just completed the Frances and wore Runderwear clothing. They also do socks which were excellent. No blisters and No chaffing at all.
  4. Graham Skinner

    Pack weight question

    And there was me carrying 15kg in July!!! But then I’m ex British Army and used to carrying much heavier. Never bothered me at all.
  5. Graham Skinner

    Alltrails app

    No. I trust modern technology and also carry a military GPS (as I’m still serving) and trust that equipment implicitly. When I look at the apps such as Wise Pilgrim and Buen Camino both have different distances. Plus the Camino distance markers on the route can say that I am 355km from Santiago...
  6. Graham Skinner

    Alltrails app

    I am on day 24 on the Frances and have used AllTrails throughout with Strava as a backup. It’s been perfect and recorded more accurate distances than what the guide books and apps have said.
  7. Graham Skinner

    Packing list : How to keep your feet dry in case of Heavy rain - A Cheap and light weight hack

    A pair of sealskinz socks. Keeps your feet dry and warm. Bit expensive but I have worn them during my time in the military and much much better than putting plastic bags on.

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