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Camino Portugues late September/early October 2020

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Razvan

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
future (2018)
Hello everyone
I'm planning to walk the Portuguese way, Costal + Espiritual, starting on 29th September in Porto
Do I need a sleeping bag or it's enough a sleeping liner?
I'm a big, massive guy, I do better with the cold than with the heat.
I have a sleeping bag (15 degrees Celsius - 900 grams - I use it in most cases as a blanket) but I also have a microfiber liner (600 grams - with zippers on both sides)
 
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jsalt

Jill
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, Soulac, Norte, Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo, Aragonés
Do I need a sleeping bag or it's enough a sleeping liner?
If you are staying in albergues take the sleeping bag. Once you cross into Galicia the municipal albergues have heating, but no blankets. Sometimes the heating goes off automatically in the middle of the night (they are all on time switches) and in winter you may wake up freezing cold.
 

Peter Wright

Walking to stay young
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese Porto to Santiago Sept/ Oct (2019)
Hello everyone
I'm planning to walk the Portuguese way, Costal + Espiritual, starting on 29th September in Porto
Do I need a sleeping bag or it's enough a sleeping liner?
I'm a big, massive guy, I do better with the cold than with the heat.
I have a sleeping bag (15 degrees Celsius - 900 grams - I use it in most cases as a blanket) but I also have a microfiber liner (600 grams - with zippers on both sides)
I started in Porto on 26 September 2019 on the inland route. Mostly stayed in Albergues, 2 nights in private hostels. Only took a sleeping liner, had a blanket in every hostel. Never felt cold and having spent most of life in Africa, I get cold easily. Lowest minimum temp was +9C and max 25C . Most days between 14 and 23. Only rained on last day. Perfect walking conditions. I am age 69. Bon Camino
 

Razvan

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
future (2018)
I started in Porto on 26 September 2019 on the inland route. Mostly stayed in Albergues, 2 nights in private hostels. Only took a sleeping liner, had a blanket in every hostel. Never felt cold and having spent most of life in Africa, I get cold easily. Lowest minimum temp was +9C and max 25C . Most days between 14 and 23. Only rained on last day. Perfect walking conditions. I am age 69. Bon Camino
How many nights did you need or use the blanket?
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
You never know the weather but I only carried a silk sleep sack and walked the same time. I was never cold. If it does get cold put some of your warmer clothes on. I am sure you will have a warm fleece pullover or something like that. Wear your pants too. You will probably be fine. But one never knows does one. My money would be on no sleeping bag.
 

Razvan

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
future (2018)
You never know the weather but I only carried a silk sleep sack and walked the same time. I was never cold. If it does get cold put some of your warmer clothes on. I am sure you will have a warm fleece pullover or something like that. Wear your pants too. You will probably be fine. But one never knows does one. My money would be on no sleeping bag.
The only issue that I have with the microfiber liner - i am getting tangled up in it as I sleep.
Any advice?
 

Peter Wright

Walking to stay young
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese Porto to Santiago Sept/ Oct (2019)
How many nights did you need or use the blanket?
I never sleep in a shirt, only shorts so I went to sleep with a blanket because it was there but most nights it got too hot so I threw it off. I needed it perhaps 2 nights but would have been warm enough with a tshirt. I just checked my notes. My earlier reply was wrong, there were no blankets at the albergue in Padron but I was not cold.
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
The only issue that I have with the microfiber liner - i am getting tangled up in it as I sleep.
Any advice?
Are silk sleeping sack considered microfiber. I am not trying to sound like a smart alec I just am not sure. will say this. My silk sack opens like a sleeping bag and one side has a flap that opens up about 1/2 way down. I guess this is typical. I move around alot when I sleep and I near get tangled up but I do find that I may not be sleeping on most of the top half when I wake up in the middle of the night to visit the bathroom. I try to lay it out again before I go back to sleep. If it is chilly and I put a blanket from the albergue over it the sleep sack seems to stay in place a whole lot better. When it is warm or hot in the albergue it sure is nice to have something that is not hot to just cover yourself up. My guess is that you will not have alot of issues with the cold during that time of the year. I will be walking from Lisbon with some college buddies around that time. We will walk the coastal route also but I think we will be a few weeks behind you. I intend to only take my sleep sack if that is any solace.
 

LesBrass

Likes Walking
Camino(s) past & future
yes...
I might be leaving Porto on the 29th also ... heading first to the coast and then switching across to Ponte de Lima. Maybe see you along the trail 🚶‍♀️
 

Razvan

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
future (2018)
I might be leaving Porto on the 29th also ... heading first to the coast and then switching across to Ponte de Lima. Maybe see you along the trail 🚶‍♀️
My mistake, I arrive on September 29th in Porto and start Camino on September 30th
 

Razvan

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
future (2018)
Are silk sleeping sack considered microfiber. I am not trying to sound like a smart alec I just am not sure. will say this. My silk sack opens like a sleeping bag and one side has a flap that opens up about 1/2 way down. I guess this is typical. I move around alot when I sleep and I near get tangled up but I do find that I may not be sleeping on most of the top half when I wake up in the middle of the night to visit the bathroom. I try to lay it out again before I go back to sleep. If it is chilly and I put a blanket from the albergue over it the sleep sack seems to stay in place a whole lot better. When it is warm or hot in the albergue it sure is nice to have something that is not hot to just cover yourself up. My guess is that you will not have alot of issues with the cold during that time of the year. I will be walking from Lisbon with some college buddies around that time. We will walk the coastal route also but I think we will be a few weeks behind you. I intend to only take my sleep sack if that is any solace.
I'll modify the microfiber bag, I'll put 2 zippers on the sides, and depending on the part I will sleep I will open the zipper and I will use it more as a blanket.
At the bottom will be open. :)
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
I'll modify the microfiber bag, I'll put 2 zippers on the sides, and depending on the part I will sleep I will open the zipper and I will use it more as a blanket.
At the bottom will be open. :)
Thats the spirit whatever works for you do it!!!!!
 

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