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  1. Robo

    In the USA? A Favor. Sorry to ask.... (re gadget to clip phone to walking stick)

    Hi Folks. There is a small gadget that I have been trying to find for years. But it's only available in the USA and Canada. They have a few International Distributors, but those companies either no longer carry it, or won't mail to Australia........ So I was going to resort to trying to make...
  2. Elle Bieling

    The Solution to Toilet Paper for the Camino/Outdoors Anywhere!

    I may have discovered the solution, finally to the age old problem of seeing TP where it doesn't belong. I was introduced to this outdoor, portable "bidet," that when used alongside a Kula cloth, you will never need TP again in the outdoors! This ingenious little device fits on any standard size...
  3. GregorMc

    Toothpaste and deodorant - where to buy cheaper?

    OK. I’m feeling a little foolish. I just paid €21 for a tube of toothpaste and a roll-on deodorant. That's £17.75 back home. There would be a riot in Boots if that was the price for Colgate and RightGuard. So, I obviously shouldn't have gone to the Farmacia for toiletries. Where should I have...
  4. peregrina2000

    Headlamp question

    I will be walking in September, as I did last year. I was very glad to have my headlamp (as sunrise is after 8 am by mid September), but I seem to have lost it between then and now. I’m looking for a new headlamp and see that they now make some with USB rechargeable options. I would love to...
  5. L

    Sink plugs?

    When you want to wash your clothes in hand, do the sinks in the bathrooms or in designated areas in albergues (esp. camino de norte) have plugs?
  6. trecile

    My shower "caddy"

    Finding somewhere to put my shampoo and conditioner bars, razor and hairbrush for brushing out my wet hair in albergue showers has always been an issue. I made a "caddy" to hang up the things that I need in the shower out of a piece of nylon cord and some plastic hooks. There are loops in the...
  7. Peregrina 2013

    Favorite Toothpaste?

    At Peregrina 2000's suggestion I am now posing the question about what is your favorite toothpaste to take when you walk on the Camino? My hope is that this thread is solely dedicated to the topic without becoming controversial like the thread I posted about deodorant preferences. Just...
  8. Peregrina 2013

    Deodorant Preferences

    I wanted to ask you if you have a favorite deodorant/antiperspirant that works well for you when you're walking long distances and want to carry minimal weight in your pack. I have traveled with mini size toiletries, for years including the regular well-known brands of antiperspirants you find...
  9. Steve Bunn

    Will I need a Head Torch?

    I'm starting my Camino Frances on 22 May and was wondering if I will need a head torch, I plan to start walking around 7:00am each day? Thanks - Steve
  10. wynrich

    Should I pack backup eyeglasses?

    I'm pretty helpless without glasses and I've always brought an extra pair of eyeglasses as a backup in case my main pair are lost or broken. But, I'm re-considering for our upcoming camino (leaving in a week!) because over many caminos and other trips I've never needed the backup and I am also...
  11. MaidinBham

    Pee Cloth - leave no trace

    Hi to all. Perhaps some of you gals are familiar with "pee clothes" But for those who aren't familiar with them, they are a anti-microbial cloth used for wiping after you pee. Much better than a hanky, and weighs less than having to carry TP (and having to pack it out) or panty liners. Here...
  12. greenie71

    Best all purpose soap

    What are the preferences for an all around use soap.. I’m taking body wash, hair soap and one that’s good to wash out those well used clothes along the Camino. We usually “Camp soap” while camping , it’s a liquid biodegradable soap. Just wondering if there’s any suggestions of anything better.
  13. jungleboy

    Pilgrim Notebook

    While walking around Lisbon today I saw these fantastic 'pilgrim notebooks' in a shop window and had to buy them! The quote on the front reads: “iniciar um novo caminho assusta mas depois de cada passo percebemos o quanto era perigoso permanecer parado” In my translation: “starting a new...
  14. A


    Good morning (from Australia-:)) I’m wondering what others pack in the way of toiletries when considering weight?) Planning on heading off from SJPP late April … first time and looking forward to the walk. Thanks
  15. AmyFromAlbertaCanada

    lets talk ear plugs

    Hey camino friends! Ear plugs... simple yet I have no idea where to start. I have sensitive ears and find ear plugs incredibly uncomfortable and borderline painful. Am I doing something wrong, or are there different plugs for different needs? Any advice or experience could be helpful.
  16. NadineK

    Let's talk waist packs!

    Hi fellow pilgrims! Does anyone out there use a fanny pack/bumbag when walking the Camino? (well, I know some of you do, I've seen them out there!) I'm looking to add one to my Camino setup, and it seems like it could be super convenient to stash the things I might need throughout the day...
  17. Theresa Brandon

    Surplus Gear

    American Science and Surplus is one of my favorite sources for all sorts of travel supplies - tiny bottles, assorted storage bags, miscellaneous containers and all sorts of things you didn't know you needed!
  18. Renascer

    Carabiners or “S” hook?

    In your experience which one would be more useful in the camino? Should bring a carabiner or S hook? I am not even sure lol what i will need this for, but i hear here in the forum that is good to have it to hang stuff.

    Necessary Sundries

    What absolute sundries do you need? Last time I walked from Astorga to SdC I had sunscreen, a bar of Dove soap, tooth paste. I hope to walk again next year. What am I missing ?
  20. Robo

    Ass Pads - A Serious Topic!

    OK, I have too much time on my hands...obviously :oops: I'm going over and over my packing list, looking to improve it by: Taking items out. Swapping in lighter items. Making sure items are at least dual purpose. And inevitably, all this research uncovers items I never dreamed of taking...

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