It looks like I'll be starting my Camino the beginning of April at St.J. I'm expecting rain, cold, hot and dusty with maybe a little wind thrown in Cloths: My plan is to pack 3 sets of cloths (lite weight synthetic T-shirt, 2-lite weight synthetic zip-off pants,1-shorts, synthetic underwear, sock liner, socks). Additionally, I'll be taking a synthetic lite weight quarter zip shirt, a rain jacket, rain pants, wide brim hat, lite weight balaclava, and a wind/water resistant jacket, boots and sandals. The 3 sets of cloths allow me to wash cloths daily. This sounds like a lot of cloths, however, it will get me through almost anything nature has to throw at me. Please feel free to critique and make suggestions. Boots: My boots are Lowa Tempest which are excellent and well worn in, however, they are meant for dry climates. I'm not so sure a gaiter will help as the tung is not sewn at all and water will easily enter from the top. Suggestions. Sleeping: I'm bringing my 1.5 pound down sleeping bag and a .5 pound blow up pad. This will allow me to sleep on a bed or the ground. Earplugs. Backpack: Granite Gear Blaze. My empty pack weighs about 2 pounds and has a 1.5 liter water bladder. It is waterproof, however, everything inside my pack (cloths, sleeping bag, etc) will be in separate silnylon bags. Misc. Trekking poles, SPOT gps tracker, medical kit, shower/wash kit, Digital camera, guide, Please feel free to make suggestions. Mike ps. This is going to sound a little strange. While working on the How I 'm still working on the Why. I thought the Why would be the easiest part, however, the more I ask it the more I realize it is the most difficult of questions. I think Introspection is the heaviest thing I'll be packing.