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Hammacks on the Primitivo?

David Curry

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14 of us will be hiking the Primitivo in July (9-23), and are a bit worried about finding sufficient lodging on the way. We are happy to rent hotel rooms (for the older of us) if necessary, but some of the smaller towns don't have any. I was thinking about buying some backpacking hammocks for 3 or 4 of us, but worried about finding (legal) places to hang them and weather issues. Any advice greatly appreciated!
 
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I keep saying albergues should have these for afternoon naps and overflow. Issue might be finding trees to hang them from though.
 

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I keep saying albergues should have these for afternoon naps and overflow. Issue might be finding trees to hang them from though.
Last time that I stopped at the Casa Magica in Villatuerta on the CF the wonderful shady veranda was hung with tempting hammocks! All looked great for a summer siesta but late October it was just too chilly for comfort.
 
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Donald Daemers

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I have alot of expierence hiking around with a hammock and a tarp. In general it is a very good solution for traveling light and having a place to sleep if needed. Get the following things: 20 meter/60 feet of 550 paracord, a tarp and a hammock. Thats all you need to build a sleeping place and spend the night. About the legality, it is dubbel. If you are on private property and have the owners consent, there is no problem. If you need to camp out on public property, search for a wooded area, make sure it isn't private, get some distance between you and the road and wait untill 7 - 9 pm to make your campsite, and leave before 7 a.m., all in the spirit of leaving no lasting impact on the area you spend the night. Open fire's are a big No No. In the picture's attached, you see some examples of my trip to the Eiffel in Germany, and yes that's all the lugage I carry on two week hikes. If you need extra info on this matter, just ask ;)

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P.s: I am starting my camino in a couple of days, leaving from Vézelay, to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, to Irun, beginning The Camino Del Norte to Oviedo, on to the Camino Primitivo, and yes I will bring my hammock, looking forward on your posts
 
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Donald, I also have done a lot of hammock camping.
I have a Clark Jungle Hammock I considered taking.
However, have you carried your hammock on the Primitivo?
I was happy I left mine home.
My experience on the Frances was that there weren't many places a person could hang.
 
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David Curry

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Yes, my worry is that in the hopefully few instances where we might need them we won't be able to find a place to hang them, and while the hammock itself doesn't weigh much, with straps it is more significant..
 

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