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  1. holhum

    Advice re my packing for June Frances from Leon? Esp. from ladies! ta :-)

    Hi all, I'm in the home stretch for packing and v. happy to take advice as this is my first Camino. This is what I have, and I'm aiming for a 5-6kg pack (before water and food and it's only a 32 litre). I'm from Australia and we don't have the range of products I've seen mentioned sometimes...
  2. NicoleB83

    Camino Tote 2019-03-12

    I read a great piece of packing advice the other day: carry a small, lightweight tote for market trips (no plastic bags!), sightseeing days, etc - anytime you want to leave your pack behind. So I designed one with a quote from the Galician poet Rosalía de Castro in English on one side and...
  3. E

    Free hiking stick tips, USA

    TAKEN: Hi folks, I bought these PaceMaker Stix tips for putting on hiking poles, but I don't use poles, so why would I need tips?? If you can use them, and are in the USA, I'll be happy to mail them to you. No charge. PM your address.
  4. joecamino

    A few gear questions (sticks, bag, weights)

    So, I’ve got my two biggest pieces of gear nailed down-- an Osprey pack and Merrell shoes (a size larger than normal!) I've been working on other key items-- wonder if I can get some thoughts from folks here before spending more $$$. 1. Trekking poles. Who knew there’d be so many options...
  5. Kbierstube

    Solar charger: Game changer or wasted space?

    I hear that charging electronics can be challenging since there are not enough outlets and because you have to babysit your device to prevent theft. Has anyone used a solar charger hooked to their pack during the day? If so, how did it work? What solar charging device might you recommend? Tia!
  6. nidarosa

    Sold Sleeping bags, bed bug sheet and bivvy for sale

    Hi, I have recently invested in a few bits of updated kit and have some spare which I thought I would offer here before they go on Ebay. Lightweight and affordable stuff for a new or repeat pilgrim, all stuff I would - and have! - taken myself. I am in the UK, take PayPal and give good pilgrim...
  7. Seabird

    Live - Camino Francés Thoughts so far

    I've done 5 days walking so far, starting in St. Palais. Was able to cross the Napoleon Route, although still some snow on the pass. A beautiful day, except for the wind. Those who came up later got caught in a nasty storm, though. I was very glad I had stopped at Orisson to get an early start...
  8. T

    Where to buy secondhand or discount hiking gear in Spain?

    Hi All, I'm planning another camino or two this year, however I'm already travelling and will arrive in Spain without a lot of the gear I would like for a camino. I'm also on a budget. Some of the things I'll be looking for are: Sleeping bag/liner, Walking poles, Pocket knife, Dry bag/pack...
  9. Purple Rain

    Purple Rain Adventure Skirts 2015-11-19

    Purple Rain Adventure Skirts is dedicated to providing women with high quality performance skirts that inspire the freedom of adventure without compromising style or function. Handcrafted with love in Oregon, these hiking skirts feature a yoga style waistband and two side pockets big enough to...
  10. PeterMahon

    Camino Packing list

    Hi everyone! I walked the Camino last August and I write about my experience on my blog. I've just made a post about different equipment recommendations. I hope it helps and please send it to someone that you know is planning their Camino :)...

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