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Footwear and stove fuel


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Me and my friend are going to walk the North route, oviedo-santiago de compostela, from the middle of June to the middle of July. Now, since this will be our first walk on the Norte, we don't know what kind of footwear is needed. Should we get hold of heavy duty hiking footwear, or can we manage with sandals and some good sneakers? My friend has problems with her knees and back, so we don't want to risk anything, health-wise.

And our other question relates to food. Since we want to do this as inexpensive as possible, we're planning to bring a hiking stove with us, rather than having to eat at restaurants. The problem, however, is that we can't bring the fuel with us on the airplane, since it's highly flammable. Does anyone know where we can get hold of fuel? Or should we skip it and buy food that doesn't have to be cooked?

Thanks for your replies!

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Alexandra..welcome to the Forum and the Class of 2010!

The Forum has a lot of info on all aspects of walking the Way.

May I suggest that you check the following:

FAQ at top right of the page...this will provide some good basic info.

The search option: will reveal much on topic info, such as this thread:


Also check out the calendar at the bottom and, of course, the Class of 2010 to see whom else will be on the Camino at the same time.

Buen Camino,


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Thank you :) So we even belong to a class, the one of 2010? Awesome!

Again, thanks for the reply, I thought I'd checked the forum thoroughly, but of course forgot all the other forums, hehe. The link to the shoe-discussion was just what I needed :)


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