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sleeping bag

  1. D

    Lightweight sleeping bag October - November 2020

    Could anyone recommend any lightweight sleeping bags suitable for doing the Camino Frances in October - November?
  2. D

    Backpack and Sleeping Bag Care

    Many of us are at home with some time to spare. In thinking about Camino, perhaps this might be a good time to look at the two major pieces of gear we use and do some maintenance and cleaning. Backpack General Maintenance: 1. Empty EVERY SINGLE POCKET. Check for gunk, like a moldy baggie of...
  3. Lhollo

    Sleeping bag for early September Camino Frances?

    I’ll be doing the first section of the Camino Frances, from SJPP to Los Arcos, between 1st and 10th September (including exploration days). I’ve booked private rooms in advance for the whole route (medical reasons—wish I could stay in bunk beds but can’t). Some of the rooms are in hotels or...
  4. S

    Women over 60 who DON'T take a sleeping bag...

    I'd like to hear from you. I am struggling with whether to take or not take a sleeping bag. I know many people just take a liner, sleep with their clothes/jackets on, rely on a blanket at the albergues, etc. I'd kind of settled on that approach and then read a thread where a number of women...
  5. T

    Sleeping bag

    I am planning to walk the VLPR in the end of September and first two weeks of October ,does anyone know if I need a sleeping bag or just a liner.
  6. Creativeguy

    Blanket clarity

    I’m planning to start in St Jean Pied de Port early May this year. Thus far, I’ve been told that: 1.) the albergues rarely have blankets, AND 2.) rarely did a person need a sleeping bag because the albergues now have blankets and sheets. So, which is more accurate for the albergues on the...
  7. Raymond Aquilina

    Do I carry a sleeping bag or an ultra light liner bag ?

    Dear all, I will be walking the camino primitivo late October / begining of November 2019. I am not sure if I should cary only an ultra light liner instead of a sleeping bag. Do all albergues provide blankets? By carrying only a liner I will save 400gms of weight. Could anyone with...
  8. happymarkos

    Is a sleeping bag needed in September on the Ingles?

    Hello, planning to walk this old though short Camino starting 9 September from Ferrol and wondering if a sleeping bag is required? Will have a silk liner to sleep in and not sure if the albergues provide blankets or not. Have been caught out once on the Portuguese and slept with all my clothes...
  9. A

    Sleeping bag vs liner

    I'm planning on walking the Camino Frances starting in mid-April next year. I've been through all the sleeping bag vs sleeping liners discussions and it appears that the definitive answer is 'it depends'. With that in mind, I'm wondering if some of the experienced forum members could weigh in...
  10. RumAndChupacabras

    Treksilk 100% Silk Liner Dye Bleed

    If you've dealt with this before, what did you do? My Treksilk 100% silk liner came in today and I'd read that it's good to cold wash it asap because, sometimes the color bleeds. Other's said to wash it in cold water with a cup of white vinegar and/or salt to prevent the dye from bleeding...HAH...
  11. E

    For summer, a sleeping bag for how many degree?

    I am going to buy a sleeping bag for July's trip. What kind of sleeping bag do I need? I wonder the temperature's variation at night.
  12. Ferenjinan

    that old sleeping bag question, once again

    Hi, sorry to be redundantn but could not find the exact answer for this route. Most of these issues seem to deal with the Camino Frances. Now that I am packing to leave in April for Lisbon, am wondering if I really need that (light weight ) sleeping bag, or will the sleeping sheet from Le Puy...
  13. Dauwdruppeltjes

    Sleepingbag, mat, liner or?

    Hi there, I'm planning on walking the camino del Northe from Irun at the end of march/beginning of april. This is my first time walking any camino. My packing list is almost complete, the only thing I'm not sure about is my sleeping gear. I don't have much money so advising nice but very...
  14. J

    Is a sleeping bag necessary in March/April?

    Hey everyone! My gf and I will be walking the Camino Portuguese in March and April 2019 and are wondering if we really need a sleeping bag or liner? Lots of people include one on their packing list because of the cold and bed bugs. So, what we're really asking is- do the auberges not provide...
  15. R

    Specific Sleeping Bag Questions

    The wife and I have decided to bring sleeping bags and not sleeping bag liners. We will be doing CF in November. We also travel through Europe a lot during late October and November and find that many budget hotels don't have heat in the rooms. We see a lot of advice about bringing or not...
  16. Saranger

    Sleeping bag or liner only on Inglés in May?

    Walking the Inglés with a friend in early May. Planning to stay at 3 albergues (Neda, Presedo and Bruma). For those who have walked it, would you recommend a sleeping bag or will a liner be enough? Any other tips or advice would be appreciated. Thanks and Buen Camino!
  17. B

    Swimming in Norte and sleeping bag question. Sept 2019

    I’m planning on walking the Camino del Norte/primitivo starting in Irun in the first week of September this year. I have a couple of questions (and lots of sub questions) I’m hoping someone could help me with: do I need a sleeping bag/quilt? (apologies I know this comes up a lot and I’ve...
  18. kazrobbo

    VF query - ostello in Orio Litto

    Starting the full VF from London (Pilgrims Way to Canterbury) in about 6 weeks time. Just a quick query...or two...for those who stayed in Orio Litto. 1/ Now don't laugh, but...is a sleeping bag required to stay in the Orio Litto pilgrim hostel? I noticed in Efren's (Gonzalez) brilliant vlog...
  19. Val&Tom

    sleeping bags??

    Hi All, My wife & I are preparing & planning to do the Camino Frances next May/June 2019. We've given ourselves 7weeks to complete our Pilgrimage which will include rest days, (we're old people!!) The great Sleeping Bag debate has surfaced in our house. Do we take a bulky 2/3 season sleeping...
  20. 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...