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  1. D

    Trailer for walking/hiking? anyone used one??

    Hiking/walking trailer. Anyone used one before? Comments??? Take a look: https://www.radicaldesign.com/walking-trailers/wheelie-walking-trailers.html http://www.benpacker-hikingtrailer.com 1:23The 8 Benefits of Using a Hiking Trailer | Radical Design
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    Day pack essentials (luggage sent ahead every morning)

    Hi all, been trying to find a thread or topic about what to pack in day pack when your luggage is being transported every Day? I am walking from st. Jean to Burgos over two weeks. I would like to hear suggestions of essentials but want to carry as little as possible! Bought a ladies 20ltr osprey...
  3. ShoughShough

    Packing List - What's missing?

    Hi all, Long time reader, first time poster. I'll be walking my first Camino this June/July (Norte, Primitivo and Finisterre). I'm coming in around 7.5kgs skin-out weight before food/water, so about 5kg pack weight depending on what I'm wearing. The weight is okay for my size, but would love...
  4. E

    Over-packer in denial: another packing list - leaving this week

    Hello everybody, and thank you for all your help on here - I have been a silent lurker for some time! Despite reading through many forums and trying to not get too hung up on the 10% rule I have now panicked since weighing my packed 33L Lower Alpine backpack at 7.5kg without water/ food and few...
  5. J

    My May packing list for your appraisal

    I am planning to leave STJPDP on May 10 (assuming the SNCF angel helps me out by not cancelling my train trip from Paris the day before). I have been refining my pack and its contents for some time now, the result is in the attached list. A summary of which is: Current weight 6.4kg with a few...
  6. T-Camino

    Less baggage for second camino Frances? (backpack stories please!)

    In 2016 me and my partner walked the Camino Frances. As first time pilgrims, we were both worried about how much to take on our journey and took 34l and a 36l osprey packs. Our bags worked well for us at the time. As I lost more garments of clothes I had some space in my bag for wine picked up...
  7. S

    Bag Size

    Hello guys, How big should my backpack be? I've read things like: 15% of my bodyweight; or 30-40 litres; 35-40 litres? What are your suggestions?
  8. Mark Barnes

    Osprey Exos 48 good pack for Camino?

    I walked Camino Frances Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela Sept. 20 to Nov. 02, 2017. After two years of planing for the Camino once on the Camino I quickly realized I pretty much miscalculated most of my equipment choices. For example I carried a great pack, Osprey 70L Either. While it is a...
  9. Rodrigo Cerqueira

    How to organize a backpack:

    How to organize a backpack: http://www.caminho.com.pt/mochila_e.html
  10. caminoagogo

    Great Backpack Bargain for Australian Pilgrims

    Hi y'all! I picked up one of these sweet Burghaus Freeflow 40L packs from Mountain Designs yesterday for half price! I have an Osprey Kestrel 38L however on my last Camino I lost so much weight I was too thin for the waist straps, so I was carrying all my weight on my shoulders! And that was...
  11. TaraWalks

    CF starting March 14 from SJPDP

    Hi everyone, I've been lurking on this forum for a couple of years but this is my first thread! My partner and I start the CF in mid March. I have walked it previously in Aug/Sept 2016 and despite lots of trawling of the threads here, I would like whatever advice you care to share. What I...
  12. Consigliere

    Picking the right Backpack

    After reading a few threads about differing equipment for the Camino, I thought I might drop a few tips about what I think to be the second most important item we all carry, the backpack (right behind a good pair of shoes). I'm by no means an expert, but after 30+ years of backpacking, I thought...
  13. S

    Packing list

    Hi people out there! I am about to walk my first Camino in about 20 days from now and I am currently in the final stages of getting the last few things that I need. I hope that someone in here with experience of walking on the Camiño de Santiago in and around the 25th of October to around the...
  14. FamPed

    Happy to make your acquaintance, I said..

    Recently I bought a new backpack (Fjällräven Abisko Friluft 45W), I needed to upgrade the size, so I can be sure to have enough space for my medicine. I didn´t abandon my previous backpack without feeling sad, it had been my best friend for many years, and I really loved it. So even thoug I knew...
  15. AlwynWellington

    measuring weight carried - is FSO (full skin out) a useful concept?

    I see the FSO concept referred to quite regularly. As I understand it, this concept is to designed to measure the all up weight being born by ankles and feet. And that FSO weight is the total of both pack (and contents) and of the clothes worn. In my trade an important measure is the...
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    Backpack weight

    Hi all! I will be going on my first Camino in September and am a bit concerned about the weight of my backpack. I weigh about 59kgs and my pack is currently 6kgs (without the weight of water or snacks). Just wanted to get some other opinions on the 10% rule and whether going over is alright. I'm...
  17. Purple Backpack

    Custom Made Backpacks

    I was looking at online ultralight gear and came across http://www.zimmerbuilt.com. Every so often, forum members write in, looking for a sling pack for shoulder problems, waist packs, etc. This company will make a customized pack in almost any conceivable combination. If someone has...
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    Packing cells

    Do you use them? Are they a waste of space/grams or really handy? If you use them, what sizes do you find most useful? thanks
  19. G

    Backpacks for children

    For those who have walked with children - what backpacks did they use? My boys will be very tall 9 and 12 year olds. Have had a bit of a look on-line, the ones for under 10's don't seem to have much support and it looks like the 12 y.o might need to look at adult bags but the smaller sizes are...
  20. P

    What i carried into Santiago

    I used this forum to help me make a lot of my decisions before my camino and wanted to help others who are packing. I walked for two weeks in June from Caudillero to Santiago along the norte. I walked into Santiago carrying (not including what i was wearing): -shirt, long pants, sweater, socks...