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  1. 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!
  2. 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 ?
  4. 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...
  5. FRM

    Scent of the Camino

    I have a number of items that I only use while on the Camino. My little microfiber towel which is a bit to small to completely dry my 6 foot 4 inch frame, a buff that has been with me the 3 times I’ve walked, Dr. Bronner’s lavender scented bar soap. I purchased a bar of Dr. Bronner’s a few...
  6. dougfitz

    Vision and eyeglasses while walking

    [MODERATOR'S NOTE: These first two posts have been moved from another thread, as the topic seems worth a thread of its own.] Edit (to explain the issue now that this has been used to create a new thread) Older walkers might have noticed that when they are using bi-focal, multi-focal or...
  7. John Gilliland

    Gaiters or waterproof socks

    My wife and I are walking part of the Via Francesco next April and I'm wondering which is better for snow: gaiters or waterproof socks?
  8. Margaret Butterworth

    Best earplugs

    Everyone needs earplugs on the Camino (and for us Aussies to use on the plane getting over there). There are many types on the market, but I've yet to find some that are really effective. Advice needed!
  9. D

    Wearable Warning Lights for Pilgrims/Walkers

    With the shorter days of Fall while walking Camino Ingles in late October, I wanted to make sure that Jill and I were as visible as we can be for motor vehicle and bicycle traffic. Aside from other wearables, I wanted a wearable warning light that was bright and had the capability to be set to...
  10. S

    What's in your first aid kit?

    Packing my first first aid kit, I'm having a hard time deciding what's essential. The pre-made kits you can buy at field-and-stream type stores seem to be way too much stuff. What do you like to keep in your pack for first aid on the camino? If it would vary based on which route you're taking...
  11. Two Lifesavers - Umbrella and Foam Roller!

    Two Lifesavers - Umbrella and Foam Roller!

    Two Lifesavers - Umbrella and Foam Roller!
  12. KJFSophie

    Bring-a Bolsa !

    ...another item to consider because of it's multi-use is a reusable foldable bag...1) The grocery stores in Spain do not provide bags ( you can buy them ) but they prefer you honor the earth and bring your own 2) it serves as my under the seat carry on when flying with the bits I don't put in...
  13. Marbe2

    Tourniquet: Does anyone bring one on the Camino?

    I was wondering if anyone brings a tourniquet that is light and easy to use? Recommendations welcome.
  14. TheLazyPilgrim

    First Aid Kit - Basic items to take?

    Howdy folks! I just wanted to run through my list of 12 items that I will be packing into a small First Aid Kit which I will be taking with me on the Camino Frances in September 2018. I understand that there are many pharmacies along the way and that keeping things light is a priority, but I...
  15. PFarnsworth

    Soap for body and clothes???

    Does anyone have a recommendation on a soap that will work for body/hair/clothes? I'm guessing that any soap will "work" but I'm looking for what works "best" and is easy to carry. What do pilgrims use?
  16. Debra Garcia

    Medical first aid kit

    Hi All! Starting to put finishing touches to my pack to get ready to walk in May. Right now I am putting together a first aid kit. I want to take what I need but not carry more weight than I have to. Thinking about taking an ace wrap, one blister kit, few bandaids, small tube of neosporin,some...
  17. J

    My May packing list for your appraisal

    I am planning to leave STJPDP on May 10 (assuming the SNCF angel helps me out by not cancelling my train trip from Paris the day before). I have been refining my pack and its contents for some time now, the result is in the attached list. A summary of which is: Current weight 6.4kg with a few...
  18. Wayne of LaVerne

    What Is The Most Useful & Usless Item You Packed

    Most Useful: Zip Ties. Rack slipped & pivoted 90 degrees. Zips worked great. Note the blue zip routed around the cable guide, hence keeping the clamp from slipping back. Most Useless: UE Boom Portable Speaker. Never used it. Visions of a party on the road?
  19. Galaxy1

    Key Essential Item(s) for Your Camino

    What little thing made a big difference to your Camino?
  20. F

    Safety Pins over Clothes Pins?

    I don't understand the recommendation of safety pins over clothes pins that I see in books and on forums. Won't safety pins make holes in clothing especially if you are using them every day? I seem to remember them doing that to my baby sister's diapers, but that was a long time ago so my memory...