That should be printed on EVERY packing list..............lol!The biggest thing by far that makes a Camino the best possible, fun trip is to take as much of nothing as you can. The more nothing I can stuff into my bag, the better. I'm planning on going out to the shops and buying more nothing in preparation for April 13th this year, and will have a trial pack to make sure it all fits into my rucksack. The second thing I think is essential is a credit card, to buy whatever I need when the nothing won't do the job.
I can go along with this one. I left a very nice microfibre towel at Grañón, it had my email address on. Let me know if you've got it!.microfiber towel (and if you lose yours, ask the hospitalero for the "Lost and Found" because usually there are a few there that others lost)
Here is a page that shows how a buff can be worn: http://buffusa.com/buff-products/women/multifunctional-headwear/original/nelda#details In the USA, a bandana is a square cotton scarf: https://www.rei.com/product/807983/carolina-mfg-paisley-bandana
Agree with the pocket knife but make sure you get one with scissors (it was the tool we used most, often for cutting tape) and tweezers, plus a blade, bottle opener, corkscrew, can opener usually comes along too. Then add fabric tape for your blisters and nappy pins for hanging garments to dry on the line/fence/backpack.cheap pocket knife, purchased there, Leuko tape.
Thin, large square wool scarf - for shade, heat, privacy, hairdrying, padding of backpack straps.
Heating coil, oatmeal and cocoa mix (not on the Francés, but there are plenty of Caminos where breakfast can be tricky).
Knitted holder for water bottle, which holds it at my left hip so I can take a small sip of water every time I feel like it.
Poles. Also excellent for clothes-drying between bunks when it's rainy outside. And ice-breaker when passing elderly locals, walking with a stick - I smile and say "Mejor con dos," lifting my poles, and we laugh together. Never fails to make us both smile.
Hi, I have always put a hole in and drained the blister before putting a compeed on the hot spot or blister. I can see your advice makes sense. But if there is a bubble blister, do I just put the compeed pad over the bubble without draining the blister? thanks for your help.I personally met two different pilgrims who used the needle and thread, both became septic and the gentleman so much so he was hauled off the Camino in an ambulance to Leon. Not the way to end ones Camino. I agree, PLEASE don't do this. (retired RN speaking here)
We carried these some years ago on the ferry from UK to Spain. Even with restrictions similar to the airlines they were allowed as the length of the blade was so small. The only real way to be sure is to check with the relevant airlines.would those items as well as scissors etc be allowed on out carry-on luggage, when flying in and out of the country ? I'm flying in and out of Porto