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  1. C

    Sleeping bag during this heat?

    Hello Everyone, planning to join you soon on Camino Frances. What are the night time temperatures in the albergues? Is an actual sleeping bag necessary at this time of year? How about a bug sheet instead? Here's a typical Sea to Summit product...
  2. jo webber

    Surviving in the Heat

    After reading the Hot, Get a Hat thread I decided to post a bit of information on how to survive a heat wave or just heat one is unaccustomed to. I have lived in the desert for 55+yrs, where summer temps reach 115F on a normal summer day. Last year we had a person die almost every weekend from...
  3. Anna Young

    July 2017

    Hi all, So I have just booked my flights! Officially walking the Camino Frances in July this year. Only 12 weeks away! I know it will be hot - but does anyone have advice about how hot it can get? Also does this change along the route? Other than, keeping hydrated, sunscreen and hat - any...
  4. VNwalking

    Walk well and safely in the heat, brothers and sisters of the road!

    To all our forum friends out there right now, a heartfelt wish for cooler weather! Heat is not to be taken lightly: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/english-pilgrim-died-in-40-degrees-heat-near-almaden.43122/ This is a tragic and unnecessary death. For general information...
  5. Stellaluna


    So I leave SJPdP on July 4 and have been "training' for a while now. I regularly walk with a 15 lb pack and do 2-day consecutive 18 km walks easily. I have thrown in hills on shorter walk days (but hills in Ottawa are nothing compared to the Pyrannees). Mid week I do shorter walks 5-7 km. This...
  6. AlwynWellington

    I'm hot!

    Background When walking I normally generate quite a bit of heat, especially around the mid-riff. With minimal clothing I still have three layers: underpants, shorts (or longyi or sarong) and the bottom of the short sleeved merino top. Add to this the belly-band of my pack. As a consequence...
  7. It's hot

    It's hot

  8. Summer heat 2015

    Summer heat 2015

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