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sleeping bag or not

  1. K

    Sleeping bag a MUST in October?

    Hello! I’m new to this forum but have found a wealth of information here. I’ll be walking the Camino from St. Jean beginning 10/2 for two weeks. I know the weather can be tricky this time of year but I’m wondering if it’s absolutely necessary to bring a sleeping bag. A friend told me I don’t...
  2. Allilague

    Advice for Camino Portuguese June 2018

    Hello! I am seeking advice about the Camino Portugues - I will be doing the CP from Porto in June this year. I have had trouble determining if I should bring a sleeping bag, or just a liner. I am also wondering if anyone who has done the variante espiritual has any advice - days it took from...
  3. A

    September and early October weather

    I'm hiking the Camino de Frances early September to early October. I was curious to hear how the weather was for anyone that has hiked during that time. I know it's pretty unpredictable, but was hoping to at least get an idea. Anyone have advice for type of shoes during this time? Water...
  4. Beni Benstead

    Do I need a sleeping bag for Camino Frances in May?

    Hi folks! I'll be beginning my first Camino at the beginning of May. My rucksack is weighing in at 10kg - oops! I want to get it down to 7-8kg and could drop a little over 1kg by leaving out the sleeping bag. I'm told most places have blankets you can use of it's a bit chilly so thought...
  5. T

    Festivals May/June ?

    Hola, I'm planning on leaving around the 2oth of May from SJPP. I was wondering if there is a website or a list of village/town festivals going on during those times? I'm a photographer and would love to capture some other shots besides landscapes and village churches. Also, I've read...
  6. L

    Fleece or no fleece?

    Hi, I'm heading out of SJDPP in early October. I see on a lot of the packing lists to bring a fleece. I am not a big fan of fleece, wore one on the Inca Trail years ago and it drove me crazy because they feel so constricting to me, plus a lot of them are 3/4 zip/mock turtleneck which I am also...
  7. E

    Starting the Camino Norte...

    Hi fellow pilgrims! I'm going to begin walking the Camino Norte to Santiago around 25th September and am having a few last minute anxieties that I was hoping you guys could advise on... #1) Do you think I will have trouble staying in the pilgrim albergues going so late in the season, will they...
  8. T

    Crazy? No sleeping bag for late Sept/early Oct?

    Hi All, This will be my first Camino - the Primitivo from Sept 20th to October 8th, 2016. I'm wondering if I can get away with leaving out my sleeping bag and taking just a silk liner (and light, waterproof layers) I'm really trying to cut the weight and bulk of my pack, and am at a loss...
  9. Ingrid G

    Booking beds or taking it as it comes?

    Hello! I am going to walk from Ourense to Santiago with two friends next week (July). We only have four days to do it, so we kind of know already know the stages we need to take every day and they are quite long. I know this is not the "real" pilgrim spirit, but it's the time we have, and living...
  10. happymarkos

    Do you need a sleeping bag or just a sleeping sheet on the way from Lisbon?

    Hi from Le Puy I didn't need a sleeping bag all the way to St JPDP. On the Camino Frances I needed one; will I need a sleeping bag or just a sleeping sheet from Lisbon starting in September this year thanks happymarkos
  11. M

    Sleeping system for cold weather

    Hello All, I finally got my visa yesterday and booked my ticket to Paris - arriving in St. Jean on June 12 The question is regarding what to pack for sleep system - I'm Egyptian and have no problem at all with heat, but any weather below 20 c is considered cold. So for sleep I have the...
  12. S

    Oporto to Santiago in September

    How cold is in in the refusgios. If I wear medium weight long underwear and a t shirt, will I be warm enough in a silk liner or should I bring a light weight sleeping bag instead?
  13. V

    Sleeping bag or sleeping sheet?

    I plan to walk the Vézelay route in June. I am hearing conflicting advice reagarding the sleeping bag. For some, it is just indispensable, the single most important item in the backpack. For others, it is just redundant, the single heaviest item that can simply be replaced by a light-weight silk...
  14. Julia Mumford

    Sleeping Quilts v Sleeping Bags

    I am walking the Camino Frances at the end of May for the first time. I weighed my pack yesterday and it was 19llbs! My sleeping bag alone is 4llbs, so that is the first thing that needs changing! I have been looking online and I have discovered sleeping quilts (new to me!). I really like...
  15. Michael Caleigh

    Sleeping liner vs. sleeping bag

    Hi all fellow pilgrims and walkers. As you all know by now I will be doing the Primitivo in September. Now I was wondering if a liner would be sufficient. Found this one here and I would like your opinions on this...
  16. Roger Deee

    Sleeping Bag or not?

    I am walking from end May thru June from StJPdP and am planning to stay 50% Albergues and 50% pensions & small hotels (so I can get some sleep) So I am considering going without a sleeping bag because; 1) I sleep warm 2) I have a good liner that I use, silk 3) I am comfortable sleeping in a base...


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