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nadprosper

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Has anyone found a need and/ or desire for a thermarest ( sleeping pad ) on their journey.....?

also...any must haves/ wish you would haves as far as gear/stuff advice would be greatly appreciated.....

gracias,

kenny
 
The one from Galicia (the round) and the one from Castilla & Leon. Individually numbered and made by the same people that make the ones you see on your walk.
The first edition came out in 2003 and has become the go-to-guide for many pilgrims over the years. It is shipping with a Pilgrim Passport (Credential) from the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.
...and ship it to Santiago for storage. You pick it up once in Santiago. Service offered by Casa Ivar (we use DHL for transportation).
those sleeping pads come in handy. You can use them as pillows, you can prop them up against a wall and lean back against them, when you feel like resting in a field somewhere you can lie down on them, ....

i haven't really used mine a lot as a sleeping mat per sé, but almost daily i found some other practical use for it.
 
Also - although you'll never sleep on one (well, not more than once anyway) they are great on rough ground when taking a siesta - and, just found out a brilliant thing.

I bought a couple of cheap ones to cut up and glue onto boards to make display boards to fix jewellery to (no, really, works fine).

As I had quite a lot left over I couldn't bear to throw it away then decided to see what the foam is like as boot insoles. Took mine out and cut the foam to size - they are fantastic! Really comfortable, strangely non sweaty though warm. I like them so much I'm keeping them in and my anti-shock insoles can rest for a while.
I'll be hanging up the foam, marker pen, and scissors at my mobile cafe for anyone to help themselves.

Thing is - if your feet get sore there are sections of those mats you would never sleep on - so make yourself a couple of insoles!!

I know I do make a lot of jokes but this one is true!
 
string!
clothes pegs!
ear plugs!
Moleskin!
Bandaids!
Polysporin!

All those items made things so much easier for me, until they ran out because I was forever giving them away to people who forgot them
 
€2,-/day will present your project to thousands of visitors each day. All interested in the Camino de Santiago.
Polysporin is a broad spectrum antibiotic ointment that is available over the counter in the US. Good for preventing/treating minor skin infections such as those you might pick up walking through mud with an open blister.
 
Excellent! We have Germoline, which is a soothing mild painkiller and antiseptic ointment - sort of part of being English. Except the villains are now putting it into plastic tubes - I ask you!
 
3rd Edition. More content, training & pack guides avoid common mistakes, bed bugs etc
safety pins - good for hanging laundry on your pack!
 

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