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  1. J

    September weather and sleeping bags

    Hi all My Husband and I are planning on walking the last 200km (or at least the last 10 days to Santiago) in mid September 2018. Planning on walking about 18 to 25km a day. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good place to start? In terms of weather, how cold it will get? I am from South...
  2. peregrinamaybe

    sleeping bag in April/May

    Hi all, my husband and I are planning to walk the Camino del Norte beginning in late-April. We're leaning toward bringing sleeping bags but I'm waffling because I've heard very strong opinions on both sides. I'm not sure if the discrepancy in opinion is due to different routes, different travel...
  3. M

    What season Sleeping bag

    Hi all am going to be heading out to walkthe Camino in may, starting out from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and just wondering what season of sleeping bag I will get away with taking ? Is a two season sleeping bag ok ?
  4. Jeff Crawley

    A good idea . . . or not

    What do we think of this I think it could be either quite cosy or unbelievably clingy. Does anybody want to take the plunge and try one out?
  5. 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...
  6. Veronicad1

    Best compression sack(s) Plus best shirts

    I'm hoping to walk the Camino this fall and I'm currently going through everything I've purchased and now cutting it down. I would like to know what would be the best compression sack or sacks for clothing and/or a sleeping bag and a case for first aid supplies. I have a Deuter Act Lite 45+10...
  7. 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...
  8. sadaigh

    Planning Ahead for Summer 2017

    I'm finally going to do this! I have been reading and planning in my spare time for the last 6 months, and despite all the great threads on this forum, I still have some questions. Hopefully some of you awesome people can help me get some answers! I'm starting my Camino in mid-June and will stay...
  9. StepheninDC

    Deciding when to go

    Hi, everyone. This is my first post. I recently decided to do my first Camino in 2017 and am looking for suggestions on when to go. I realize after reading lots of discussions and other posts on here that things like sleeping bags, backpacks and even footwear depend a lot on when one is planning...
  10. M

    walking the camino

    I will be walking my first camino on March 3rd 2017, and I could use all the tips and hacks I could get. I already got my pack. But am struggling to choose the right shoes and sleeping bag. Also just any helpful info i could get would be greatly appreciated. Also will anybody else be there at...
  11. Kim510

    Sleeping bag warmth

    Hello all, I'm going to walk the first bit of the Via de la Plata next spring (mid-march tot early april) and I was wondering what kind of sleeping bag I will need? I walked the Camino Francés in 2011 with a very light sleeping bag during May/June but of course it was probably warmer then and...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. DeborahAliceee

    Coastal Route Starting in Porto in Mid-December 2016

    Hey all, first and foremost any feedback/advice is VERY welcomed! I have decided to start my Camino in Porto and am allowing myself 15 days to reach Santiago. I have lots of questions though! I know the weather will be colder (but I am from MN so I am not bothered by it) and it looks like the...
  15. 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...
  16. GoLiveIt

    Need Help With Rectangular Sleeping Bag

    I've scoured the forums looking for info a lightweight rectangular sleeping bag. I can't sleep in a mummy bag. I tried the REI Helio Sack 55 and it's just too tight. We are doing the Camino Frances from late September - ending the beginning of November. I've seen a few people recommend the...
  17. V

    how cold it is at nighttime

    good morning everyone, getting so excited here - we are doing a short cycle camino starting on the 27th June (due to babysitting constraints) and are travelling from South Africa - so used to hot weather. We start at Leon and are hoping to go to Finisterre. Looking at the nighttime lows...
  18. T

    10 days from Luarca

    Hi all! Am a "Camino Virgin" and am due to start the Camino del Norte in just over a week and have a couple of questions: 1. I'm flying into Asturias Airport mid-morning and am aiming to start walking the same day from Luarca. How easy is it to get public transport from the airport to the...
  19. S


    I am planning to walk the Camino this year, late August into September. I have a couple of questions. First footwear. I have never been able to wear hiking boots, trail runners etc. I have tried all kinds and they simply don't work for me. I am planning on walking in sneakers. I have hiked...
  20. 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...


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