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  1. M

    Cautionary tale of the importance of travel insurance!

    Don’t forget that is it not just while you are away that travel insurance is handy. Take it out as soon as you book your trip. Late June I found I had a serious medical issue that resulted in cancelling my September Camino. As I had insurance, flights from NZ, accomodation in both Paris and...
  2. M

    Camino without any preparation?

    Hey, good luck. Just a quick note. Its not in reference to your training, but making a booking at Orisson. I had a booking there for the night of the 15th Sept. Due to medical issue I have had to put my Camino on hold (again, this is the 3rd time!). I cancelled my booking last week, so...
  3. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    Yep, he is so sensible that he is staying at home. I assume its to avoid the fall out if I can't get a coffee.
  4. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    Thanks for the advise. And the reassurance about the coffee!
  5. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    Thanks. If I could I would have, but not to be. The joys of family and businesses mean even getting away for 7 weeks in sept / oct is a trifle on the indulgent side.
  6. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    Cool. So even if you left early you were able to get a coffee before you started walking? I had debated bringing a hot water coil, but that meant a metal mug and a spoon and it all just got a bit complicated in my head. Thats were the idea for the flask came in. Get boiling water the night...
  7. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    Thanks. I have no idea why I am finding it a bit hard to work out how to pack for the weather. I have never had this issue before, and I normal only take cary on! My pack is on the touch heavy side, however it feels amazing on, it is honestly like wearing a vest with a hip belt. I have...
  8. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    Thanks. Might see you on the road
  9. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    Thank you all for your help. Just revised the list (for about the 30th time) and have got the weight of the pack and contents down to a much more manageable 5.8kg before food and water. Training was a much more pleasurable experience this morning!
  10. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    Thanks. This is the big fear with being cold. Its not while walking, its the early starts or the evenings getting back from dinner. I find that even here in NZ in the summer, as soon as the sun goes down I am reaching for a scarf or a cardigan to take the chill off.
  11. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    Its the length of the internal frame that makes this a bit too long I think. It will be fine on the long flights with Singapore Airlines, but the shorter internal flights in Europe with Ryan Air, no. And last time I flew with them they wanted to charge me extra in the checked lugged because of...
  12. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    Hey, yes I did. I added into the toiletries figure. I have a pack towel. Its the largest one, but still only 140g. Been in use for a few years traveling, so haven't seen the need to buy a smaller, lighter on yet. That may come and I bring a square the size of a hanky if I can't make some...
  13. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    I think one of the reasons the pack is so heavy is it complete with dry liners already installed in the main pack and in the balance pockets. That is if I take the larger ones, the compact sports pockets don't have any
  14. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    Must say that instant coffee doesn't make me happy. But if I don't get some sort of caffeine hit as soon as I wake up, I just can't seem to function. And experience has taught me that I am not to nice to be around until I get a sufficient hit. I have been hoping to see if there is facilities...
  15. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    I wish, but age has weary them and the years condemned. I worked for 6 years in an outdoor pool complex here in NZ. I wore my wet weather pants year round in the evenings just to keep warm. I know people say you sweat in them, but I have found I don't seem to. and I hate being cold and wet...
  16. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    Thanks. I love photography and really don't want to have to use the phone if I can help it. Last year for a trip to Peru I invested in the lightest micro 4/3 camera I could fine. It's the size and weight of a small compact and takes great photos, with the added benefit of interchangeable...
  17. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    I did try and run the weight argument past one of my friends who is a personal trainer. She didn't agree. There goes my plans for a winter spent eating KFC and pizza. Looks like I will just have to lighten the load rather than eat more
  18. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    Thanks. Its good to know that someone from here can compare the weather and give some idea of what I need. I am paranoid about being cold. Trying to tell myself that it is Autumn in spain, not winter in Sweden!
  19. M

    Where to lighten the load?

    Opps hit post before I wrote anything. Thanks for the advise. I really love the way my aarn pack feels when wearing it. When it come down to it I can change the balance pockets for smaller lighter ones. They don't have the same amount of compartments, but if I get the contents pared down...

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