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Another newbie packing list… Comments please.

2020 Camino Guides

Mr. Walker

New Member
I will start from Pamplona in a week and hopefully walk all the way to SdC.
This is my packing list:

30l backpack
silk liner with pillow case
1 rain jacket
4 pair of liner socks
2 pair of smart wool socks
2 pair of underwear's
1 T-shirt
1 Longsleeved T-shirt
1 pair of zip off pants
1 pair of shorts
1 Fleece
1 Hoodie
1 Cap
1 Towel
3 ziplock bags
Passport
Wallet
Iphone+charger
Flip flops

Please comment. Have I forgot anything?
 

Tincatinker

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
You may have considered and discarded but I would carry: a small field First-aid kit - blister treatment, plasters (band-aids), web bandage, micropore tape, tweezers, analgesics, antihistamines, eye-bath; a shampoo / body-wash & laundry soap / detergent; water-proof trousers if you are opting for jacket rather than poncho. Personally I would ditch the jacket and take a poncho or better still an umbrella. The arguments around jacket / poncho are much rehearsed on this forum but just to add another penny-worth... the pressure of pack straps on shoulders tends to pump water through jacket fabric - most jackets are proofed to 2-3 atmospheres / 1 to 3 column metres of water - the pumping action of an 8-12k pack over a few sq/cm of surface exceeds this level of proofing. There are those that argue that a wide brim hat provides sun protection that a cap does not. And you might want a guide-book, not so much to navigate the camino, easy enough, but to give you at least some information about where you are and what there is to be seen in that locality. However, Mr Walker, your list is a good as anyone else's, you alone know what suits you for comfort, weight and style. The best piece of advice on this forum, much repeated - travel light and start slowly.

Buen Camino
 

clearskies

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Here and there
This looks good to me! You are keeping your list to a minimum
Are you sure about bringing a hoodie and a fleece? You could leave one behind, but all in all you have a good packing list there

Oh..and I forgot to mention..a blister kit of some kind?
Buen Camino!
 

hampshire!tim

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2013), Ingles (2014), Finisterre (2015)
Footwear other than flip-flops?
Sunglasses ?
Water bottle ... Or buying locally?
Certainly fleece + hoodie seems like extra weight for what is a very light packing list. If that's because you feel the cold, I wonder if silk liner is enough.
Sun cream ?!
 

tploomis

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept. to Nov., 2013
Need toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, sunscreen. No need for the hoodie or shorts. I think trekking poles are worth it. Otherwise I commend you on the austerity of your gear.
 

curtc757

Member
Camino(s) past & future
June 2014 (SJPdP - Burgos)
June 2015 (Santander - Gijón)
September 2016 (Burgos - ?)
Nail clippers. Or plan to buy some there.
 
Camino(s) past & future
September 2014 Leon-Santiago de Compostella
Hmmm I see no soap or towel.
and last but not least... No toilet paper!?!?

"Viva Cristo Rey!!"
Camino bound, Sept 2014!
Deacon Harbey Santiago
 

nidarosa

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Inglés 2009+2017, Francés 2012+2018, Astorga-Santiago repeatedly
I have to disagree with the nail clippers - a small pair of good nail scissors will come in handy for so many other things as well and are a brilliant item for the light weight!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Full CF 2014.
Planning Portuguese for June/July 2016
Start our Ingles on Sept 28th 2017...:-)
I will start from Pamplona in a week and hopefully walk all the way to SdC.
This is my packing list:

30l backpack
silk liner with pillow case
1 rain jacket
4 pair of liner socks
2 pair of smart wool socks
2 pair of underwear's
1 T-shirt
1 Longsleeved T-shirt
1 pair of zip off pants
1 pair of shorts
1 Fleece
1 Hoodie
1 Cap
1 Towel
3 ziplock bags
Passport
Wallet
Iphone+charger
Flip flops

Please comment. Have I forgot anything?
Wash kit and tooshbrush? As others. Have added, a map or guide! Some bits of first aid, a hat and a buff and gloves! Pegs to hang clothing, a camera! Sun cream? Some cash and big smile!!!!!! :). Buen Camino
 

Mr. Walker

New Member
Thank you all for tips and ideas! Everything is noted. My plan is to buy toiletries in Pamplona on my first day. I will skip the hoodie, maybe one pair of shorts and definitely get myself a first aid kit.
About guide books... Does anyone know if I can find John Brierleys - the one most people seems to refer to - in Pamplona?
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Thank you all for tips and ideas! Everything is noted. My plan is to buy toiletries in Pamplona on my first day. I will skip the hoodie, maybe one pair of shorts and definitely get myself a first aid kit.
About guide books... Does anyone know if I can find John Brierleys - the one most people seems to refer to - in Pamplona?
In Pamplona try Caminoteca.com for all pilgrim needs. They have the book and lots more!!
 

pdxjxm

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
August-Sept. 2014
Thank you all for tips and ideas! Everything is noted. My plan is to buy toiletries in Pamplona on my first day. I will skip the hoodie, maybe one pair of shorts and definitely get myself a first aid kit.
About guide books... Does anyone know if I can find John Brierleys - the one most people seems to refer to - in Pamplona?
I bought A Village to Village Guide to Hiking the Camino de Santiago by Anna Dintaman and David Landis. It was recommended to me by a fellow pilgrim.
 

obinjatoo@yahoo.com

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012 Dieppe, FR Bici CF.
2014 Ruta Vasco/CF/Primativo
Headlamp....With an option for a red light which is less likely to wake others if you want to read late or need to use the bathroom or wake up and start packing at odarkthirty... Start with fewer things, add more if you need it... Chances are good, you won't need it.
 

Carol06

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (May 2012)
Frances (May 2015) all going well and with my husband this time.
Forget the headlamp suggested above. Not user friendly for other pilgrims. I had a tiny led torch that was keyring size. It was more than adequate and weighed nothing.
 

Dutch

Straightforward
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-SdC sept '13
Porto-SdC May '14
SdC-Finis/Muxia May '14
SJPP-Finisterre sept '14
Pamplona-Burgos march '15
Porto - Sdc may '15
Camino salkantay june '15
SJPP - SdC aug/sept '15

Pacific Crest Trail april thru sept 2016
Headlamp might be handy if you start early and its still dark outside.
 

lettinggo

Active Member
• Safety pins
• Some food/snack for the first day. Then you don't have to be scouting for that at your starting point.
 

Gillyweb

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Villafranca - Santiago (2013)
SJPP - Santiago (2014)
Portugues (2017)
Excellent list - well done.
I'd also take plasters - compeed for my own personal preference. You can buy it there but it's a bit more expensive.
And a tiny torch. I have a miniature headlamp that weighs almost nothing but does help find those yellow arrows if you start in the dark and some of the Albergues are in pretty dark spots.

Walking poles are another possibility. I didn't think I'd need them but sometimes they were worth their weight in gold.
Great first list tho' :)
 

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