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  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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 ..
  6. K

    Water

    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
  7. 7wood

    Drinking water

    Is it safe to drink water from taps between SJPP and Pamplona?
  8. 7wood

    Safe to drink water.

    Is it safe to drink water from the taps, from SJPP to Pamplona?
  9. M

    Water Bottle or Camelback/Playtpus?

    Hola Pilgrims!! I started my USA pre camino left OH last week for wedding at oldest winery in USA 170 years old in Marlbourough NY-blessed event..then drove to the Berkshires MA to visit relatives..met 2 pilgrims that just returned from Camino Frances- coinidink?! Met them seperatly..one...
  10. C

    What type and size water bottle to take?

    Hi all, Sorry if this has been asked already. I want to know what type of water bottle I should be buying and what size? Will any particular made bottles (e.g. aluminium) have a funny taste? Any recommendations for something that is very eco-friendly? Thanks, Catherine.
  11. A

    Water bottle or hydration pouch ('camel back')?

    Hi everyone, I have to decide between a 1l very light stainless steel water bottle OR a 2l hydration pouch that goes inside a pocket in my backpack. I haven't used a hydration pouch before so not sure about the advantages or disadvantages. Any tips??
  12. W

    water on the Camino

    Hi there, Folks.... Greetings to all.... I would like to ask you about drinking the water along the trail...I am used to walking in Nepal where the water is lethal...Do you purify your water on the Camino before you drink it? Go Well, WS
  13. H

    Age old question - Water on the Camino

    How safe is the water on the Camino? Where is the best places to obtain safe drining water?
  14. EvaF

    Maps with fountain info

    I was wondering if someone might have information/maps that describe the fountain locations along the Camino Frances. Two years ago Sil was nice enough to send me some maps that detailed this information. This year we are starting a little further back, in O'Cebreiro, and I am wondering if there...
  15. funkytwig

    How big/many water bottles to take

    How much water carrying capacity do people recommend. I was thinking of taking camelbak and a water bottle. Would three liters total be OK or should I go for four?
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