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  1. Camino Bear

    Water in the Pyrenees

    Hi Camino Friends! I'll be walking from SJPDP to Orisson and then Orisson to Roncevalles next week. I'm trying to keep my pack light and am wondering how much water I'll have to carry. My questions is how many potable water fountains are there on this stretch of the Camino? Is the Roland...
  2. notion900

    Packed lunches, people!

    I have read a few threads and had some conversations recently where people walking routes off the French Way for the first time were genuinely surprised that you can't get breakfast, second breakfast, lunch (and presumably afternoon tea with scones and crumpets) and frequent ice cold water...
  3. C

    How Much Water are People Carrying and Drinking?

    I was told agua no es gratis en Europa. Es verdad? How are people carrying water and re-supplying? How much water are people drinking each day? Estoy en Florida. Today I walked with my backpack and nearly three liters of water and ran out. Got more though. Water really affects gear and...
  4. Nancy walker

    how much water to carry?

    Hello wise pilgrims of the forum :-) I am due to start my pilgrimage from SJPP to Fisterra on the 22nd September. I am from the north of England, therefore I will overheat in the land of Spain more easily than most.... I also drink a lot of water. I have a 1 litre platypus and a 2 litre...
  5. Un Peregrino Siempre

    Eating on the Camino de Madrid

    My apologies if this has been beaten to death but my search didn't turn up anything specific. How difficult is it to find bars/tiendas/mercados on the CdM that are reliably open? On the Frances as everyone knows most every little pueblo has a bar or three. From what I'm gathering, not so on...
  6. Philla

    Hydration bladder ?

    Hi all, Newbie on here and just looking for advice from anyone who has walked the camino on using hydration bladder or bottles ? Do the hydration bladders need cleaning and do you need cleaning materials or is it just a case of rinsing out at end of day? Also is there plenty of places to buy...
  7. Cyclinggeo

    Water Bottle Holders

    Any new creative options for attaching the water bottle(s) to the backpack straps or to some location where you can easily reach them? I'm thinking I would rather do .75L bottles than have to pull the bladder out of the backpack to refill it. Google has provided few viable options. Thanks...
  8. Margaret Butterworth

    Drink enough water!

    It is easy to become de-hydrated without realising it. This weekend there was a 100 km Oxfam fundraising marathon in Perth. A man in his 30's collapsed and died in 33 degree heat on Day One. Others suffered through lack of water. They couldn't carry enough water and ran out between checkpoints...
  9. JAL

    Carry water bottles on front of pack: How-To.

    Last year, I made a simple system for carrying my water bottles on my packstraps. I didn't want to carry a bladder and this lets me drink without taking my pack off. To drink, snap the bottom cord off, drink, replace. Leave the top cord in place to drink. This system is made of a few feet of...
  10. PeteT70

    Water bladder or no water bladder; that is my question?

    Currently putting the equipment list together for my Camino. I've even found the actual weights to all of the products that I want to pack, however, the pack weight came out as 8.9kg including the pack. So im looking at which areas to scale back on, or to forget about completely. For now, forget...
  11. gagseymt

    Drinking Water

    When going on holidays to Spain we have always been told to be weary of the drinking water. I must say that I have not seen or read about the condition of the drinking water. Have pilgrims had any issues, would it be good practice to bring purifying tablets? Do you drink small amounts until your...
  12. flewitheagles

    Water on the Portuguese Camino

    Please advise me about fountains or water availability especially if you've recently walked from Lisbon to SdC (2014). On my Frances' journey fountains were quite frequent. I've read Brierly and he seems to say that water is less frequent. What's the latest? What are the alternatives to...
  13. J

    Camino Littoral - water points, foodstores and camping

    Hello! We, a group of 3 young people from Finland and Portugal, are starting our very first camino in 1,5 weeks. Like usually, we are making plans on last moment! We are going to start from Coimbra, and from Porto onwards follow the Camino Littoral. We have limited amount of both time (21 days)...
  14. jostony

    Water and footwear

    Hello All. I intend to walk Camino Frances in May/June 2015 and I am compiling my kit. I have found Forum conversations very helpful and my initial queries are (1) how much water do you recommend to carry each day as 2 litres presumaby equates to 2 kilos - should I plan on this as I will have...
  15. Nancy P.

    Water on the Camino Frances

    I know that there is water along the route, but I don't know how frequently. I will be starting in St. Jean on August 25th. How frequently will I find water? How much water should I be carrying in my pack when I begin each day. Thank you
  16. N

    Water along the way

    Hi all I'm leaving from Sjpdp later this month and I was wondering if there are plenty if opportunities to fill up on water along the way especially day 1?
  17. mxb

    Water on the Frances

    Water. Hi everybody. I can't figure out how to start a new thread and couldn't find one for water. I have an Osprey Kestrel that has a water bladder compartment, but it doesn't seem that the bladder would be necessary as from SJPP to Santiago has so many towns to pass through, each with water...
  18. tangata hikoi

    Le Puy route water

    Could those who have walked the Le Puy route comment on water availability. I suspect it is not a problem and readily available en route - is this correct? I understand the Spanish routes will be different so I'm particularly interested in those who have experience of the Le Puy route. How...
  19. despina

    Drinking water..

    Has anyone had any stomach problems drinking the local water from fountains etc along the camino Frances . Should we just buy bottled water ?? We come from Sydney and are wondering if any other fellow Aussies have had any problems ..
  20. K


    Years ago when I went to Spain I was advised not to drink any of the water and to use bottled water to brush teeth etc as our systems would not be used to the local bacteria. Does this still stand? Or was it overkill? Thanks, karen

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