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  1. Pat's Camino Packing List Part 1 - Clothing - for her 1st Camino!

    Pat's Camino Packing List Part 1 - Clothing - for her 1st Camino!

    Camino Packing Lists always cause lots of debate! And there is no easy answer. It depends on time of year, type of accomodation and many other things.
  2. OzAnnie

    Rain protection - ( Overkill ? or cut back to save some weight?)

    I’m walking in March ( first in Italy ) then the Sanabrés from March 20. I’m trying to reduce pack weight as I’ve got a back problem. I’ve got 3 types of poncho to choose from, Altus poncho ; sea 2 summit ultra sil tarp poncho; and Frogg toggs poncho. So I don’t want poncho recommendations...
  3. R

    Raincoat or poncho?

    Hey all - we are planning to start the C Frances on May 25th - July 2nd. We know the weather should be ok - but after reading a lot of threads, I’m still confused as to which one to take. I know everyone will have their preference on either a raincoat or poncho is better - but I was wondering...
  4. Be Prepared for Rain...

    Be Prepared for Rain...

    We had quite a bit in May 2018 on the CF. But with good rain gear it's still the place I'd most rather be!
  5. lpscheid

    Keeping Contents of Pack Dry

    Greetings - I'm starting my first Camino in SJPdP on April 1. I'm planning on bringing a pack with a rain fly, rain jacket, and a poncho that can go over me and the pack (still debating a bit on this). Should I pack my sleeping bag, clothes, etc. each in their own dry bags (Sea to Summit...
  6. How to Easily Fix Your Umbrella to Your Backback

    How to Easily Fix Your Umbrella to Your Backback

    I wouldn't be without my Euroschirm umbrella! I use it mainly for sun protection. Like walking in your own portable bit of shade! But it's handy in heavy rain too.
  7. linkster

    Dry Feet ... Is it possible?

    I just got back home from the Francés last Thursday. I experienced much cooler temperatures, snow, and a LOT more rain this year than last year. I wore Hoka One Bondi 6s. They are great trail shoes but not waterproof. The rain and wind was almost tropical storm like at times. Even those with...
  8. LoriLosch

    Back Pack Rain Cover AND Rain Poncho?

    Hi Camino Friends! Just finishing my packing list for my solo Le Puy to SJPP Camino starting Aug 24th. Yay! Question ... my Osprey has a rain cover of course. But it's actually quite heavy. I am bringing a poncho that covers my pack, so I'm thinking I won't bring the back pack rain cover. Bad...
  9. F

    Coping with rainy weather

    We set off next week from Sarria and I have been watching the weather forecast on yr.no and Eltiempo. It's looking pretty rainy for the first few days. I don't mind a bit of rain, but I was wondering about drying clothes for the next day, if I only have two sets of clothes with me. Has anyone...
  10. David

    Best Poncho in the Universe

    Hi all. I have been using an Altus poncho for years. I prefer a poncho to a waterproof coat as when walking one generates heat and if enclosed in a coat, sweat, so I like the circulating air under a poncho (and the dry hands). Though one does have to wear a peaked cap with those hoods! So - my...
  11. David Manzo

    Suggestions Rain Gear June/July Porto/Santiago

    Would appreciate your suggestions for rain gear. Walking from Porto (Central Route except for day 1 which is along the coast) to Santiago in late June and early July. Many thanks.
  12. shefollowsshells

    UPDATED POST: umbrellas are different-Trekking umbrellas

    Eighteen months ago it seemed difficult for me to get my hands on one of the silver "Euroschirm" handsfree umbrellas. If I'm not mistaken it had just been sold and was under a different name before. There was a distributer out of the USA that I worked with personally to secure our precious 6...
  13. Julia Mumford

    Has anyone used a trekking umbrella?

    I'm looking into trekking umbrellas for a Camino trip in June/July 2018. Not for rain protection, but more from the sun. The last two years I've broken out in a cold sore, and I think the sun plays a big part in this. This year I walked in October, and the weather was not as hot. I didn't get a...
  14. D

    Prepping for a second and a third Camino. Cell phone and Gear observations

    I'm hopeful that I can travel to Portugal this summer (2018), with my son, to do the stretch from Porto to Santiago. We are also looking at the possibility that my dear Spouse will do the entire SJPDP to Santiago route in the fall, and that I might be able to meet up with him at Léon to...
  15. J


    I am looking to buy a poncho which will get a lot of use. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
  16. G

    Questions about summer gear

    Hello! I will be walking the Camino Frances in July and I had a few questions about gear. Should I bring a sleeping bag or a sleep sack? If so, does anyone have any suggestions? For rain gear, would I be okay bringing my anorak or should I get a more formal rain jacket? Thanks in advance to...
  17. Kbierstube

    Taxi in inclement weather?

    To save weight in my pack and limit discomfort, I'm considering of leaving my rain gear behind and cabbing it if/when inclement weather strikes; Sept 2017. Can cabs (or other transport) be easily be found in most Camino towns? What's pricing like? Silly notion or ??
  18. NomadJMJ

    Wet Pilgrims

    What happens when lots of very wet pilgrims arrive at albergues? Where do we hang all our wet things? Do bunk areas get real wet?
  19. LisaM

    Rain in September along Camino portugues

    Can anyone tell me how much rain there might be in September between Lisbon and Santiago? I have good quality waterproof pants which are much heavier than a cheaper pair that I have which is not very comfortable. If it rains regularly, I am thinking it would be better to have the comfortable...
  20. R

    Wet feet

    Preparing for my first Camino (Portugues) in one month. I'm well set on shoes with Vasque trail runners, not waterproof, and a two sock system that works for me. My only concern is wet feet which we all know puts us at risk for blisters. Footwear is always a compromise. How have others of you...